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January 18, 2018 News Headlines

Dutch company acquires UPMC subsidiary that developed cancer care guidelines
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 17, 2018
A Dutch company with offices in Philadelphia has acquired a UPMC subsidiary, which developed step-by-step guidelines for doctors treating patients with cancer. …

Global analytics business acquires UPMC subsidiary
Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
January 17, 2018
UPMC Enterprises sold Via Oncology, a group that refers payers and physicians by developing clinical pathways using its 1,500 U.S. cancer care providers network. …

What Via Oncology’s new owner plans to do with the company (Subscriber Content)
Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
January 17, 2018
… The Amsterdam-based group announced it acquired Via Oncology, a UPMC subsidiary that provides cancer care management services, from UPMC Enterprises on Wednesday.

Mario Lemieux Foundation to open 35th Austin's Playroom
Source: Tribune-Review
January 17, 2018
… On Thursday, Nathalie Lemieux the wife of Pittsburgh Penguins icon Mario Lemieux will attend the unveiling of the foundation's newest signature playrooms at Children's North, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC's ambulatory and surgical care center in Sewickley. …

ALung/UPMC: Investors offer clinical, market expertise
Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
January 18, 2018
For ALung Technologies, receiving a cash infusion from UPMC takes it back to its roots. …

UPMC Outpatient Center opens in McElhattan
January 16, 2018
Representatives from UPMC Susquehanna and the Clinton County Commissioners recently toured the new UPMC Outpatient Center in McElhattan. …

Child with brain tumor receives belated Christmas wish
Source: JET-TV (Erie)
January 17, 2018
… The arrangement with Pinnacle Pets was made through another charitable organization, Jamie's Dream Team of McKeesport, PA; who found out about Analise's Christmas wish for a white Maltese puppy during her stay at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital. …

Puppy cheers young Erie County cancer patient
Source: Erie Times News
January 17, 2018
… The medulloblastoma type of brain cancer was diagnosed at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where the Dennings ultimately took their daughter for answers. …

Learn the rules of the road to land that industry job
Source: Science Magazine
January 17, 2018
… Years ago, I attended a lecture given by Michael Zigmond, a neuroscience professor at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. …

The Truth About the Mediterranean Diet for Weight Loss
Source: Consumer Reports
January 17, 2018
… And when overweight adults were assigned to a standard reduced-calorie weight loss diet or a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet, they lost roughly the same amount of weight over the 18 months researchers from the University of Pittsburgh tracked them, according to a 2008 study published in the International Journal of Obesity. …

Pennsylvania attorney general pledges opioid crisis help through drug company probe
Source: Tribune-Review
January 17, 2018
… The commission presented the event along with the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics, the Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Pitt's School of Pharmacy Program Evaluation and Research Unit. …

State AG addresses opioid crisis at Westmoreland County workshop
Source: Herald Standard
January 17, 2018
… Wednesday’s workshop was held at Westmoreland County Community College and presented by the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics, the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, the Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission and the US Drug Enforcement Administration. …

Cerveau and Pitt strike partnership (Third Brief)
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 18, 2018
… Cerveau Technologies Inc. is partnering with the University of Pittsburgh for multiple projects dealing with an early stage imaging agent, which is used in PET scans. …

What’s Going Around: flu, strep throat, stomach bug
Source: WHTM-TV (Harrisburg)
January 18, 2018
… UPMC Pinnacle’s Heritage Pediatrics is reporting a lot of influenza cases, with high persistent fever for five or more days, head congestion, body aches and cough. …

Chronic disease care: Family helpers play key roles, but feel left out by providers
Source: Medical Xpress
January 17, 2018
… In a paper published in the journal Families, Systems and Health, a team from the University of Michigan and University of Pittsburgh reports the results of a national survey of more than 700 adults who said they helped at least one adult family member or friend manage a common chronic illness. …

Long-term adherence to LDL targets lacking in type 1 diabetes
Source: Healio
January 17, 2018
… “Unfortunately, years after the advent of intensive insulin therapy, the rates of CVD are still higher in type 1 diabetes compared to the general population, suggesting that tighter control of non-glycemic factors might be beneficial,” Krystal K. Swasey, MPH, of the department of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues wrote. …

Study: Maryland’s value-based care program controlled costs but didn’t necessarily improve care
Source: Fierce Healthcare
January 17, 2018
… “The takeaway so far may be that when hospitals change the way the healthcare delivery system works you don’t necessarily get a broader transformation that people had hoped for,” lead author Eric T. Roberts, Ph.D., assistant professor of health policy and management in the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health told the Baltimore Sun. …

Judge exasperated by bickering over Highmark-UPMC consent decrees
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 17, 2018
Should Highmark’s nearly 50,000 Medicare Advantage members get an extra year of in-network access to UPMC facilities beyond the June 2019 expiration date of the two parties’ consent decree agreements? …

Layoffs at Sodexo, Inc. to affect over 450 people in Dauphin, Cumberland County
Source: WPMT-TV (Central PA)
January 17, 2018
… The layoffs in Dauphin County will affect some who work at UPMC Pinnacle Health System- Community Hospital, UPMC Pinnacle Health System- Harrisburg and UPMC Pinnacle Health System- Poly Clinic. A total of 389 people will be laid off. …

Inside the flu lab, team in Temple working on next year's flu vaccine
Source: WFAA-TV (North Texas)
January 17, 2018
… The other sites involved in the VE program, which is awarded to each institution as a 5-year grant by the CDC, are the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute in Wisconsin, the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh. …

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