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May 2, 2016 News Headlines

Pittsburgh Marathon runner returns to where he 'died,' crosses finish line
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 1, 2016
… Marathon medical director Ronald Roth and a paramedic who arrived on a bicycle shocked Whitmore's heart back to life, and he quickly was transported to Mercy Hospital, where doctors implanted a defibrillator in his chest. …

260 runners treated during Pittsburgh Marathon
Source: WTAE-TV
May 1, 2016
… The marathon medical team, sponsored by UPMC Sports Medicine and UPMC Emergency Medicine, treated 260 runners and transported a total of 31 to hospitals.  Four transports were reported to be non-runners. …

'Running Doctors' Embedded Among Marathon Participants For Immediate Medical Intervention
Source: WESA-FM
April 29,2016
(with Audio) Dr. Ron Roth, the Pittsburgh Marathon’s medical director and Dr. Aaron Mares, assistant medical director for the marathon, joined Essential Pittsburgh to discuss this innovative approach.

Pittsburgh Marathon Runner Back After Near-Death Experience Last Year
Source: KDKA-AM
April 29, 2016
(with Audio) Dr. Ronald Roth, the marathon medical  director and paramedics on bicycles arrived quickly and shocked his heart to revive him. After a week of testing at UPMC Mercy Hospital,  doctors implanted a defibrillator into his chest to protect him from heart arrhythmia.

Doctors to be embedded as runners in Pittsburgh Marathon
Source: WTAE-TV
April 26, 2016
Dr. Ron Roth, a UPMC emergency physician is the marathon’s medical director. With hundreds of doctors already running the race, he asked ten of them to lend a hand.

Ski patrol members will help treat marathoners
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 30, 2016
… “They’re extremely enthusiastic, they’re extremely responsive to any request, and they come in droves,” said Ron Roth, professor of emergency medicine at UPMC, who is the medical director for the city’s Department of Public Safety and the marathon. …

New discovery means more U.S. states will face a risk from Zika
Source: Washington Post
April 29, 2016
… Eliminating albopictus larvae can be more difficult than controlling aegypti populations because the species can reproduce in a variety of outdoor environments, said Thomas Inglesby, the director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Center for Health Security. …

U.S. records first Zika death; Congress breaks without decision on emergency funds
Source: PBS
April 29, 2016
… “I think some states and local governments have been focusing on aegypti and less on albopictus, but this finding makes clear that both will require control measures,” Director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Center for Health Security Thomas Inglesby told The Washington Post. …

How much do we really know about the Zika virus?
Source: PRI
April 30, 2016
… “Overall we know very little about how all viruses, even those associated with congenital disease, pass from mother to fetus,” says Carolyn Coyne, an associate professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at the University of Pittsburgh. …

Research Links Heavy Facebook And Social Media Usage To Depression
Source: Forbes
April 30, 2016
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine recently conducted a study about the effects of social media habits on the moods of users. ...

More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study
Source: Health Day
April 30, 2016
… "These findings emphasize the importance of studying poverty and its impact on child health, as well as confirm the need for increased awareness to inform child health policy," said lead researcher Dr. Christian Pulcini, a resident at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. …

Older athletes offer a master class on aging
Source: The Globe and Mail
May 1, 2016
… A good workout makes you feel sharp; so what does a lifetime of dedicated training do for your cognitive powers? That’s what a team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, led by Dr. Vonda Wright, investigated in a study published …

How exercise makes your brain grow bigger: People who are fit found to have better memories and less chance of developing Alzheimer's disease
Source: Daily Mail
May 1, 2016
… The work, from the University of Pittsburgh in the US, found that going for a stroll three days a week boosted the size of the hippocampus and other key brain regions by up to 2 per cent. …

Jameson Health System officially changing its name (Third Brief)
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 30, 2016
...Jameson Health System officially becomes UPMC Jameson on Sunday, more than 18 months after the two first announced plans to join forces. …

UPMC tag affixed to Jameson Health System; celebration planned Monday (Subscriber Content)
Source: Ellwood City Ledger
May 2, 2016
After nearly two years of trying, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center put its tag on Jameson Health System on Sunday to complete a merger of the two healthcare entities. …

Merger will be official Sunday (Subscriber Content)
Source: Butler Eagle
April 30, 2016
… A merger between the Jameson Health System and UPMC will be official Sunday and will be celebrated at a news conference Monday at the hospital’s north campus.  …

Jameson, UPMC merger effective today (Subscriber Content)
Source: Sharon Herald
May 1, 2016
… Starting today, the health facility that has served New Castle since 1929 will be known as UPMC Jameson. …

Jameson, UPMC merger becomes official Sunday (Subscriber Content)
Source: New Castle News
April 30, 2016
… Starting Sunday, the health facility that has served New Castle since 1929 will be known as UPMC Jameson. …

Lead Poisoning Has No Symptoms, So How Does It Affect The Body?
Source: WESA-FM
May 2, 2016
… Dr. Anthony Pizon, Chief of Medical Toxicology at UPMC said there are number of ways that lead impacts the developing brain and bones. For one, lead mimics calcium really well. …

VUMC's split ushers in 'bright' era of change, growth
Source: The Tennessean
April 30, 2016
… Its peers now that it's independent are Massachusetts General Hospital and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, said Balser, adding that was "an active decision." Both health systems have large research programs, in addition to residency and training programs, built into their corporate finance structure — which was important to VUMC. …

Maternity wards few and far between in some parts of Pennsylvania
Source: PublicSource via The Morning Call
May 1, 2016
… The high-risk aspects of her pregnancy made it necessary for her to further add hour-and-a-half round trips to see maternal-fetal medicine specialists at the Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh. …

Jefferson Awards: Doctors mentoring black teens win Jefferson Award's team honor
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 1, 2016
… Dr. Simmons, an anesthesiologist at UPMC Shadyside, is also president of the Gateway Medical Society. …

Pine-Richland ready to tackle transgender policy
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
April 30, 2016
… After holding an informational meeting with experts from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pine-Richland officials are expected to begin developing a policy at a meeting of the school board's Staff Services Committee. …

Number of CMU students sickened at coffee shop tops 40
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
April 29, 2016
… Dr. Amesh Adalja, a UPMC infectious disease specialist, said the students possibly contracted norovirus, which is highly contagious. …

First US Zika death in Puerto Rico
Source: WZZM-TV
April 30, 2016
… "As the number of infected grows, complications such as death that are rare become measurable," said Amesh Adalja, a senior associate the Center for Health Security at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. …

Mumps Outbreak at Harvard: Why Do Vaccinated People Get Sick?
Source: Live Science
April 29, 2016
… Outbreaks typically don't happen in the general population, but instead are more likely to occur among people who live in close quarters, such as college dorms, said Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious-disease specialist and a senior associate at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Center for Health Security. ...

NFL case may create demand for Coraopolis firm's concussion testing
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 2, 2016
… The Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing tool, or ImPACT, which was developed at UPMC in the 1990s, dominates the market for concussion testing. …

3 Surprising Things That Up Your Dementia Risk
Source: Grandparents.com
May 1, 2016
… Lewis Kuller, MD, PhD, Professor and past chair of the Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, urges a measured response …

FDA OKs Pimavanserin for Hallucinations in Parkinson's
Source: Medpage Today
April 30, 2016
… Committee chairperson David Brent, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh, noted that panelists said that while the pros of the agent outweigh the cons, there are some caveats. …

Rates of asthma, ADHD increasing among children living in poverty
Source: Clinical Advisor
April 29, 2016
… we need to be aware that poor children already at greater risk for common childhood illnesses such as asthma, ADHD, and autism often face even more medical conditions on top of these,” stated Christian D. Pulcini, MD, MEd, MPH, of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. …

Radiotherapy more effective than chemotherapy for early stage II testicular cancer
Source: Medical Xpress
May 2, 2016
… Dr Scott Glaser, resident physician at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, USA, told the conference: "For patients with IIa testicular seminoma, this improvement in outcome with radiation over chemotherapy persisted after adjustments for all available factors that could introduce a bias. …

Formal Nursing Practice Promotes Patient Safety With Oral Chemotherapy
Source: Oncology Nurse Advisor
May 1, 2016
… clinical staff at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) CancerCenter in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, sought to develop a formal process for oral chemotherapy initiation, education, and monitoring that would promote patient safety …

Mayfield raises $525 million for two new funds
Source: Vator
April 29, 2016
… Lantern, provider of mobile and Web programs for mental health wellness. This past February, the company closed a $17 million Series A funding round led by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) with participation from Mayfield Fund (an existing investor) and others. …

How to get the word out about EAPs, which traditionally are under used
Source: Smart Business Magazine
May 1, 2016
… “The reasons for the under use of EAPs are many,” says James Kinville, senior director of LifeSolutions, an EAP that is part of the UPMC Insurance Services Division. …

TPG Growth, buys 65 per cent stake in India focused CTSI
Source: Deal Curry
April 29, 2016
… CTSI, co-founded by Dr. Stanley Marks (also a chairman of UPMC Cancer Center - the oncology treatment cares in America), operates an entire network of cancer treatment centers, significantly focused in India. …

Somerset business and community leaders debate minimum wage after UPMC move (Subscriber Content)
Source: Daily American
May 1, 2016
UPMC, the largest employer in Pittsburgh, recently announced that it would raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour beginning in 2021. …

Penn State Altoona nursing students collaborate on Jared Box service Project
Source: Penn State Altoona
April 29, 2016
… Nursing students at Altoona and other Commonwealth campuses put together boxes and distributed them to local hospitals like UPMC Altoona and included a special handwritten note inside each bin. …

Bike rodeo in New Kensington educates, entertains
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 1, 2016
… New Kensington police donated bicycles that had been abandoned and repaired during the past year, and each of the young riders received helmets from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. …

People on the Move: 5/1/2016
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 2, 2016
… Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project elected the following individuals to its board for a three-year term: … Sudipta Devanath, student, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine …

Drug drop off initiative underway this weekend
Source: WJET-TV
April 29, 2016
UPMC Hamot kicks off this weekend's National Take Back Initiative by collecting unwanted medications Friday. …

Club news (Subscriber Content)
April 30, 2016
Source: Bedford Gazette
NEW book sale will be hosted by the UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6 in the hospital lobby. …

Health News (Subscriber Content)
Source: Bedford Gazette
May 2, 2016
Hospital Day will be hosted by UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital on May 14 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the grounds of the hospital …

 

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