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October 18, 2017 News Headlines

Health Care Providers Offer New Prescriptions for Pain
Source: U.S. News & World Report
October 17, 2017
… At UPMC, instead of walking out with a prescription for opioids, patients might leave with a "prescription for wellness" giving a phone number for a wellness coach who might help with, say, a daily exercise routine. ...

Obamacare premiums were stabilizing. Then Trump happened.
Source: Vox
October 18, 2017
Back in May, the UPMC Health Plan in Pennsylvania said it would need to increase its health insurance premiums on the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace by 8 percent, on average, in 2018. ...

Her View: County health chief Hacker talks about challenges (Subscriber Content)
Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
October 17, 2017
… Still, Hacker, who is also a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and an adjunct professor at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health, finds the environment, both locally and nationally, evolving quickly. …

Mommy Minute: What to expect at your first yearly mammogram
Source: WHTM-TV
October 17, 2017
… I set up an appointment at UPMC Pinnacle’s Community Osteophatic for a 3D mammogram. The entire process took less than 20 minutes. I wouldn’t describe it as painful; merely uncomfortable. …

Assessing the reliability of cloud vendors in healthcare
Source: Healthcare IT News
October 17, 2017
John Houston, UPMC vice president of security and privacy and associate counsel at shares his experience with cloud vendors …

Health Innovation Think Tank focuses on forging a path toward value
Source: Healthcare IT News
October 17, 2017
… As such, healthcare organizations should concentrate on leveraging data to zero in on who their patients are, what they need and what resources are made available to them, according to Pamela Peele, chief analytics officer at UPMC Health Plan and UPMC Enterprises. …

Community HealthChoices meeting draws questions, concern
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 17, 2017
… They use UPMC physicians for their medical services, and their choices of an MCO will be limited if those doctors don’t participate in the two networks that are unaffiliated with UPMC, Mr. Bolotinsky noted. …

Many women do not follow contraception guidelines after weight-loss surgery, study finds
Source: Medical Xpress
October 18, 2017
… "This is concerning given recent research suggests that bariatric surgery increases the risk for small-for-gestational-age newborns, preterm deliveries and neonatal intensive care unit admissions in the first 18 months after surgery," said lead author Marie Menke, M.D., assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Pitt's School of Medicine and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. …

Highmark and Allegheny Health Network to announce 'major investment in new facilities'
Source: Tribune-Review
October 18, 2017
… Meanwhile, UPMC said in August that it is eyeing Natrona Heights and other areas near Alle-Kiski Valley to build a large scale medical mall. The announcement came during the unveiling of a 44,000-square-foot, $19 million outpatient medical center along Route 8 in Hampton. …

Fulvestrant in the Era of CDK4/6 Inhibitors for HR+ mBC
Source: ONC Live
October 17, 2017
Adam M. Brufsky, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute; …

Erie County to hire legal firm to sue drug companies over opioid epidemic
October 17, 2017
… There were 90 overdose deaths throughout Erie County in 2016, according to a joint report from the University of Pittsburgh and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. …

Herion Overdoses
Source: WWCP-TV
October 17, 2017
Cambria County and state leaders sat down to discuss the growing opioid problem in the county at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. …

Conemaugh hosting addiction crisis summit
Source: Tribune-Democrat
October 17, 2017
… Addiction crisis summit programs for medical professionals and the community will be held Wednesday in the Living and Learning Center at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. …

Expert will give talk on support of family caregivers
Source: Tallahassee Democrat
October 17, 2017
University of Pittsburgh psychiatrist Richard Schulz, a leading expert on family caregiving, will speak Thursday on “Families Caring for an Aging America: Time for a National Policy” at Florida State University. …

Erie hospitals offer mammogram events
Source: Erie Times-News
October 17, 2017
… UPMC Hamot is also hosting a mammography event. The hospital’s 11th annual Mammo Marathon will be held from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday at UPMC Hamot Breast Imaging, 3406 Peach St. …

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