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February 23, 2018 News Headlines

4 questions a woman needs to ask if she suspects a heart attack
Source: NBC News TODAY
February 22, 2018
… Part of the problem may lie in the way women communicate, said Dr. Katie Berlacher, director of the women’s heart program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. …

UPMC and Highmark to Sever Ties in 2019
Source: JET-TV
February 22, 2018
If you have Highmark insurance, listen up. The relationship between UPMC Hamot and Highmark ends on June 30, 2019. …

UPMC Hamot, Community Leaders Focus on the Future
Source: WICU TV
February 22, 2018
UPMC Hamot and community leaders gathered Thursday morning to focus on the future. ...

UPMC, Highmark split fast approaching
Source: JET-TV
February 22, 2018
Time is running out for UPMC patients with Highmark insurance. On June 30, 2019, UPMC and Highmark will split ways. …

Babies addicted to opioids: A crisis crying for a count
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
February 23, 2018
… “One of the problems with the diagnosis of NAS is that there is no national or state guidance on when to code it,” said Debra Bogen, a pediatrician and NAS expert at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. …

Senator calls for CDC to research gun violence
Source: Tribune-Review
February 22, 2018
… University of Pittsburgh professor Steven Albert, chair of the department of behavioral and community health sciences at the Graduate School of Public Health, however, said repealing the Dickey Amendment is long overdue. …

UPMC Susquehanna opens Neuroscience Center
Source: Lock Haven Express
February 23, 2018
UPMC Susquehanna recently opened a new Neuroscience Center in Williamsport, expanding services and bringing advanced procedures to the region. …

Steeler-sponsored Chuck Noll Foundation funds first concussion research grants
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 22, 2018
… Four of the five grants are going to University of Pittsburgh and/or UPMC researchers, and the fifth to a team from Carnegie Mellon University. …

Chuck Noll Foundation awards grants to concussion researchers
Source: Tribune-Review
February 22, 2018
The Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research awarded more than $600,000 in grants to five research teams at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and UPMC. …

Chuck Noll Foundation Hands Out First Grants For Concussion Research To 5 Studies
Source: Steelers Depot
February 22, 2018
… I would imagine that majority are aware of the prior associations between the Steelers and the UPMC, which has given the name to their facility, the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. …

Researchers try to determine why Black community hit hardest by Alzheimer’s disease
Source: New Pittsburgh Courier
February 22, 2018
Ann D. Cohen, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is one of the researchers involved in a study trying to understand more about Alzheimer’s disease and why it disproportionately affects African Americans. …

Doctors honored for volunteer work with Operation Walk Pittsburgh
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 23, 2018
… Dr. DiGioia, a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a resident of Shadyside, is medical director of the Bone and Joint Center at Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC …

Healthy hearts inspire day of dance
Source: PAHomePage.com
February 22, 2018
… "We have courses for ever level whether your a beginner or advanced and the instructors here at the YMCA we will take you through it," UPMC Susquehanna Outreach Coordinator, Tonya Welshans said. …

Bon Secours Hospital to provide radiation treatment
Source: Irish Examiner
February 23, 2018
…  The hospital and US medical firm University of Pittsburg Medical Centre (UPMC) have teamed up to provide a new radiotherapy service. …

Steward Health Care goes international, partners with Malta's government to operate hospitals
Source: Fierce Healthcare
February 21, 2018
… UCLA Health, Stanford University Medical Center and UPMC are also studying international opportunities, with a particular focus on Asia and the Middle East. …

Hanover medical in Gburg (Subscriber Content)
Source: Gettysburg Times
February 22, 2018
UPMC Pinnacle Hanover has opened a new multi-specialty center in Gettysburg that brings specialty services close to home, according to a news release from UPMC. …

People news: Rory Cooper
Source: HME News
February 22, 2018
… Cooper, a University of Pittsburgh professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences associate dean for inclusion and Human Engineering Research Laboratories founding director, was elected a fellow “for distinguished contributions to the field of bioengineering and health and rehabilitation sciences, particularly for applications for people with disabilities.” …

Pittsburgh Dreamers Share Stories As DACA Deadline Approaches
Source: KDKA-TV
February 22, 2018
… Ding’s parents brought her for treatment to Children’s Hospital in 1996. They used a visa then, but after that expired, she chose to stay behind for treatment. …

Peduto: Pittsburgh needs Dreamers to ensure city's economic well-being
Source: Tribune-Review
February 22, 2018
… Ding's parents brought her to Children's Hospital 22 year ago at age 12 for treatment of a rare genetic disorder that requires twice monthly injections of an expensive enzyme. …

Mayor Peduto, Local DACA Recipients Urge Lawmakers To Grant Path To Citizenship For 'Dreamers'
Source: WESA-FM
February 22, 2018
… She has been unable to go back to China in over two decades because she must receive treatment at UPMC every two weeks. …

WNY health insurers pay out millions in quality incentive payments
Source: Buffalo Business First
February 22, 2018
… The performance incentive program in 2017 included Erie County Medical Center, four Kaleida Health sites, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, United Memorial Medical Center and UPMC Chautauqua WCA. …

Behavioral Health Home Plus Model Has Positive Effects on Patients With Mental Illness
Source: AJMC
February 20, 2018
… "Adults with serious mental illness have a decreased life expectancy of up to 25 years compared to the general population and are often faced with a combination of high medical needs and challenges in accessing high quality medical care," James Schuster, MD, MBA, chief medical officer for Medicaid, special needs, and behavioral services at UPMC Insurance Services Division and lead author of the Health Affairs study, said in a press release. …

UPMC Pinnacle replaces managers at former Carlisle Regional
Source: Penn Live
February 22, 2018
UPMC Pinnacle has let go the CEO and the heads of nursing and finances at the former Carlisle Regional Medical Center. …

FOULDS: More than only the lonely know the way they feel tonight
Source: Kamloops This Week
February 22, 2018
… The University of Pittsburgh study found associations between increased social media use and increased perceived social isolation among a national sample of people ages 19 to 32. …

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