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August 23, 2017 News Headlines

Hospitals Could Do More For Survivors Of Opioid Overdoses, Study Suggests
Source: NPR
August 22, 2017
… "This is a time when people are vulnerable, potentially frightened by this event that's just occurred and amenable to advice, referral and treatment recommendations," says Julie Donohue, associate professor of health policy and management at the University of Pittsburgh and senior author of the paper. …

Most opioid users stay on drugs even after overdosing, Pa. Medicaid study finds
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
August 22, 2017
… “We had hoped to see a greater response,” said Julie M. Donohue, an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and senior author of the study. ….

Pitt research points to treatment gap after opioid overdoses
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 22, 2017
Even if an individual in the Medicaid system has suffered an overdose of heroin or another opioid drug, the incident has minimal impact affecting their access to prescription opioids afterward, according to a new University of Pittsburgh study. …

What do Pa. Medicaid patients get after overdosing on opioids? Prescriptions for more opioids
Source: Penn Live
August 22, 2017
… But that's not necessarily what they're getting, according to a study by the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health. …

On Medicaid and survived OD? More opioids on way, report says
Source: Lehigh Valley Live
August 22, 2017
… The study, which was released recently by the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health, found that 40 percent of those who survived a heroin overdose and 60 percent of those getting through an OD on prescription opioids received an opioid prescription in the following six months, pennlive.com said. …

Study: Some Medicaid recipients who overdosed on opioids were prescribed with more opioids
Source: Fox43
August 22, 2017
… The findings from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health were an analysis of more than 6,000 Pennsylvanians from 2008 to 2013 who had either overdosed on heroin or prescription opioids. …

Study finds overdoses do little to curb use of prescription opioids
Source: Tribune-Review
August 22, 2017
… Most Pennsylvania Medicaid recipients who overdose on a prescription opioid continue taking the same drugs after overdosing, a University of Pittsburgh study shows. …

UPMC Unveils New Cancer Center
Source: Altoona Mirror
“... The new Hillman facility in Altoona, which is technologically on par with the primary Hillman site in Pittsburgh, reflects UPMC’s commitment to provide care not just in the big city, but “where people live,” said Dr. Peter Ellis, Hillman’s deputy director. …”

Marion Township sibling bereavement camp helps children cope with death
Source: Times Online
August 23, 2017
… The experience led Leydic to want to help others going through the same pain she felt. This past weekend, she joined seven other peer counselors and 36 children, ages 7 to 17, at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC supportive-care department's first Camp Wakchazi. …

Brain Health: The Promise of Science & Social Change
Source: Huffington Post
August 22, 2017
… David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD, Professor and Executive Vice Chair of Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. …

Learning and Helping at the Little League World Series
Source: WNEP-TV
August 22, 2017
… Every year, thanks to UPMC Susquehanna and Little League International, more than 20 physician assistant students and paramedic students from Pennsylvania College of Technology work behind the scenes at the first aid building in International Grove. …

Don’t waste that food — oops, dollar!
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 23, 2017
… Conducted with the help of its nonprofit partners, which include Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Family Care Connections Centers… and Operation Safety Net, the program aims to give families access to fresh produce and complement the same with cooking and nutrition classes. …

Our view: GAF project moving forward on Erie bayfront
Source: Go Erie
August 23, 2017
,,, Those developments include $100 million-plus expansion projects by Erie Insurance, UPMC Hamot and Saint Vincent Hospital. …

Lehigh Valley's best hospitals, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report
Source: Lehigh Valley Live
August 22, 2017
… The top ranked hospitals in Pennsylvania were Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian in Philadelphia at #1, and UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside in Pittsburgh at #2. …

Research funds for cardiac arrest—down 63% since 2010—disproportionately low compared to heart disease, stroke
Source: Cardiovascular Business
August 22, 2017
… In an editorial response, Clifton W. Callaway, from the department of emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, attempted to highlight causes for and solutions to the lack of funding for CA research. …

AOI announces skull base tumour centre for cancer treatment
Source: India Today
August 22, 2017
… AOIwas founded by a team of oncologists at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre in US. PTI VVK NSK …

Swampscott physician joins Element Care
Source: Swampscott Reporter
August 22, 2017
After spending a year in Spain as a Fulbright Scholar, she attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine …

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