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Pitt Finding Suggests New Heart Disease Screening Target for Middle-Aged Black Women

Middle-aged black women have higher levels of a protein in their blood associated with a predictor of heart disease than their white counterparts, even after other factors, such as obesity, are taken into consideration, according to a study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and School of Medicine. The finding, […]

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Physicians and Researchers Present at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 65th Annual Scientific Session

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute will be well-represented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 65th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago. Faculty research was featured in both oral and poster presentations throughout the conference, including: Saturday, April 2 ACC.i2 Aortic and Mitral Disease, AMI: Innovation, Outcomes, and Practice Early Recovery of Left Ventricular Ejection […]

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Social Media Use Associated With Depression Among U.S. Young Adults

The more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings could guide clinical and public health interventions to tackle depression, forecast to become the leading cause of disability in high-income countries by 2030. The research, […]

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UPMC Hamot Receives Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence

UPMC Hamot has received Magnet designation for excellence in nursing, granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Only seven percent of hospitals nationwide have been granted Magnet status, one of the highest achievements an organization can obtain in professional nursing. UPMC Hamot is the first hospital in Pennsylvania’s northern tier to […]

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Magee-Womens Research Institute Awarded $3.7 Million to Study Pregnancy and Heart Disease

Researchers at Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) have been awarded a four-year $3.7 million grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) Go Red for Women Research Network to examine whether certain pregnancy-related blood vessel changes can uncover mechanisms of later-life cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women, identify women at highest risk, and guide new interventions to help […]

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Researcher Named UPCI’s 2nd NCI Outstanding Investigator, Awarded $6.4M for Discovering Cancer Viruses

Patrick Moore, MD, MPH, has received the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Outstanding Investigator Award, a top honor given to accomplished cancer researchers, and was awarded $6.4 million to further his work into the link between viruses and cancer. This NCI grant recognizes exceptional past achievements to provide seven years of secured support, giving the investigator […]

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Burning More Calories Associated with Greater Gray Matter Volume in Brain, Reduced Alzheimer’s Risk

Whether they jog, swim, garden or dance, physically active older persons  have larger gray matter volume in key brain areas responsible for memory and cognition, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UCLA. The findings, published today in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, showed also that […]

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UPMC CancerCenter Re-Accredited By American College of Radiation Oncology

UPMC CancerCenter has received re-accreditation by the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO), maintaining its position as the largest comprehensive cancer network in the country to be accredited in radiation oncology. Two of UPMC CancerCenter’s newer network sites, UPMC Altoona and Butler Radiation Oncology centers, each received accreditation for the first time. “This three-year accreditation […]

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New Placenta Model Could Reveal How Birth Defect-Causing Infectious Agents Cross From Mother to Baby

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) have devised a cell-based model of the human placenta that could help explain how pathogens that cause birth defects, such as Zika virus, cross from mother to unborn child. The findings were published today in Science Advances. The placenta is a complex and poorly […]

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UPMC Partners with medCPU to Rapidly Expand Innovative Clinical Decision-Support Technology

UPMC and medCPU Inc. today announced a far-reaching strategic partnership in which UPMC, one of the nation’s leading integrated health systems, will take a majority interest in this technology innovator, become a customer of medCPU’s real-time decision support solutions and co-develop additional products with the goal of improving patient outcomes. As part of this transaction, […]

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