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September 4, 2015 News Headlines

UPMC rolls out new online dermatology service
Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
September 4, 2015
… UPMC is offering a new way to receive care from a skin specialist without having to go to the doctor's office. …

UPMC recognizes its partners in promoting diversity and inclusion
Source: New Pittsburgh Courier
September 3, 2015
… UPMC and its Center for Engagement and Inclusion recognize this very fact, which is why, for the seventh year, on Aug. 26 at the UPMC Cancer Pavilion’s Herberman Conference Center, it honored some of its employees and community partners who embrace, demonstrate, share and support the commitment of engagement and inclusion throughout their daily practices at its Partnership Appreciation Event. …

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Opens Expanded Specialty Care Center
September 2, 2015
…Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC will open an expanded specialty care center in Erie next week.  ...

To avoid catching a cold, researchers prescribe a good night's sleep
Source: Los Angeles Times
September 4, 2015
… Researchers from UC San Francisco, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh considered a variety of other factors that might influence one’s vulnerability to a cold. …

Matthew’s Miracles: From patient to physician
Source: Dubois Courier Express
September 4, 2015
… Matthew Kocher is shown when he was 12 years old after being diagnosed with AML Leukemia. Now age 22, he is enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and aspires to be a doctor. …

Gene Mutation Links To Sudden Cardiac Death – Study
Source: Science Times
September 3, 2015
… According to Samir Saba, chief of cardiac electrophysiology at Downtown-based UPMC, these findings are a step forward in finding better ways of preventing sudden cardiac death. …

Unknown Illness Strikes 100+ Students in North Carolina: How Common Are ‘Mystery’ Outbreaks?
Source: Yahoo! Health
September 3, 2015
… Board-certified infectious disease specialist Amesh A. Adalja, MD, an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, tells Yahoo Health that he suspects norovirus is to blame because it exhibits the same symptoms and can spread “very rapidly” in a population. …

With flibanserin approval, a complicated drug takes the spotlight
Source: Science News
September 3, 2015
… “Dopamine and serotonin, I think of it like one makes you hot and the other makes you cold,” says Judith Volkar, an obstetrician and gynecologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. …

Will Smith's 'Concussion' Drama: NFL Plots Embrace-the-Debate Strategy (Exclusive)
Source: Hollywood Reporter
September 4, 2015
… Among the events planned are a convening of concussion experts at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center beginning Oct. 15 …

Highmark fields net loss of $171 million
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 4, 2015
… “I think they’re taking steps to make sure (AHN) is a valuable part of our community as UPMC is a valuable part of the community,” said Mr. McTiernan, area vice president at the Arthur J. Gallagher firm, Downtown. …

Highmark losses mount for ACA exchange plans, Allegheny Health Network
Source: Modern Healthcare
September 3, 2015
… The Pennsylvania exchange is one of many markets where Highmark and the competing UPMC health plan are battling fiercely for members. …

Mon Valley police departments vary on use of heroin overdose antidote
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 4, 2015
… The EMS service and UPMC provided kits and training to Liberty, Lincoln and Elizabeth. …

Fallingwater Twilight Tour draws guests from near and far
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 3, 2015
… A champagne toast came courtesy of UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, offered by health plan CFO Scott Lammie …

Aliquippa rallying around cancer-stricken football player Bronaugh
Source: Beaver County Times
September 3, 2015
… Bronaugh, who has been a patient at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh since Aug. 27, will miss his senior year as a student and football player. …

North Park walk to raise awareness of disorder that affects speech
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 4, 2015
… Information on service providers and resources for CAS will be distributed, and a representative from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh will be on hand to answer questions. …

New Health Service at Area Hospital
Source: WTAJ
September  3,  2015
… UPMC Bedford Memorial opened a new occupational medicine office on its campus, on Thursday. ...

UPMC Northwest to offer free prostate screenings in Titusville and Clarion
Source: Titusville Herald
September 3, 2015
UPMC Northwest is offering free prostate screenings to help raise awareness of prostate cancer. ...

Steelers help United Way kick off their campaign
September 3, 2015
… Representatives from three area companies, UPMC represented by Paul Matthews, Wabtec Corporation represented by Abrao DeAlmeida and Williams represented by Nathan Salsi, will take part in a halftime field goal kicking contest to benefit the United Way. …

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