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Universal Paid Sick Leave Reduces Spread of Flu, According to Pitt Simulation

PITTSBURGH, June 13, 2013 – Allowing all employees access to paid sick days would reduce influenza infections in the workplace, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health modeling experts. The researchers simulated an influenza epidemic in Pittsburgh and surrounding Allegheny County and found that universal access to paid sick […]

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Most U.S. Cities That Prohibit Smoking in Bars Allow Hookah Smoking, Pitt Study Finds

PITTSBURGH, July 25, 2012 – Nearly 90 percent of the largest U.S. cities that prohibit cigarette smoking in bars have exemptions that permit hookah smoking despite the health risks of this increasingly popular form of tobacco consumption, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine that appears in […]

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