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Older Age at Onset of Type 1 Diabetes Associated with Lower Brain Connectivity Later in Life

PITTSBURGH, July 14, 2015 – People diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in later childhood have weaker brain connectivity in midlife compared to those who were diagnosed at earlier ages according to a University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences study. The findings are reported in a special issue of Psychosomatic Medicine that is focused […]

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National Thyroid Cancer Experts Meet at UPMC to Advance Patient Care

PITTSBURGH, April 30, 2015 – Nearly 200 physicians and researchers from across the country will gather in the Herberman Conference Center at UPMC Shadyside Saturday to discuss adapting the new American Thyroid Association (ATA) guidelines into clinical practice and to find new ways of working together to improve patient care. The Seventh Annual Multidisciplinary Thyroid Cancer Symposium, which is sponsored by UPMC, […]

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Workplace Lifestyle Intervention Program Improves Health, Reduces Diabetes and Heart Disease Risks

PITTSBURGH, March 6, 2015 – A healthy lifestyle intervention program administered at the workplace and developed by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health significantly reduces risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, according to a study reported in the March issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The program was well-received by participants at […]

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Pervasive Chemical Potentially Alters Levels of a Pregnancy Hormone that Influences Sex Development

PITTSBURGH, March 5, 2015 – Exposure to hormone-altering chemicals called phthalates – which are found in many plastics, foods  and personal care products – early in pregnancy is associated with a disruption in an essential pregnancy hormone and adversely affects the masculinization of male genitals in the baby, according to research led by the University […]

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Pitt Effort Seeks to Combat ‘Sitting Disease,’ Diabetes with $3M NIH Grant

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 26, 2015 – University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers are flipping conventional thought on its head regarding how to improve the health of sedentary people at risk for diabetes and heart disease in a new study designed to combat a condition popularly called “sitting disease.” Armed with a $3 million […]

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Landmark Trial Shows Early Blood Glucose Control Extends Lifespan in People with Type 1 Diabetes

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 6, 2015 – People with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose soon after diagnosis are likely to live longer than those who do not, a recent report led by a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigator revealed. Data from a long-running trial and follow-up observational study funded […]

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Linda Siminerio, RN, PhD, Named Chair of National Diabetes Education Program

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 6, 2015 – Linda Siminerio, RN, PhD, associate professor and director of the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute, recently was named the new chair of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a joint program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 29 million […]

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Model to Improve Diabetes Management Well-Received by Primary Care Physicians

 PITTSBURGH, Sept. 11, 2014 – Nurses certified in diabetes education can be integrated successfully into primary care physician offices in an effort to improve the health of people with diabetes, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health evaluation funded by the American Diabetes Association.  The determination was made following enrollment and […]

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UPMC-Developed Test Increases Odds of Correct Surgery for Thyroid Cancer Patients

PITTSBURGH, July 24, 2014 – The routine use of a molecular testing panel developed at UPMC greatly increases the likelihood of performing the correct initial surgery for patients with thyroid nodules and cancer, report researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), partner with UPMC CancerCenter. The test, available at the UPMC/UPCI Multidisciplinary Thyroid […]

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Depressive Symptoms Associated With Premature Mortality in Type 1 Diabetes

PITTSBURGH, June 16, 2014 – People with type 1 diabetes have a higher risk of premature death as their number of depressive symptoms increases, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis reveals. The findings were presented in a press conference at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco and used data collected through the […]

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