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Pitt-Led Study Shows Lifestyle Interventions can Prevent Major Depression in Older Black and White Adults with Mild Symptoms

PITTSBURGH, March 20, 2014 – Discussions with a dietary coach to learn about healthy eating were as effective as meeting with a counselor for problem-solving or “talk” therapy in preventing major depression among older black and white adults with mild symptoms of the mood disorder, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the […]

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Falls Among Pennsylvania Elderly Reduced by State Program

PITTSBURGH, March 13, 2014 – A low-cost program reduced falls in the elderly by 17 percent statewide, illustrating the value and effectiveness of using existing aging services, such as senior centers, in preventing falls, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study determined. Pitt Public Health researchers followed nearly 2,000 older Pennsylvanians between […]

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Pitt Public Health Study Finds Nearly a Third of Pittsburgh Homicides Might Have Been Prevented

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 15, 2013 – More than 30 percent of the homicides in Pittsburgh last year were likely related to peer violence, not gang activity, and are the type of crime most readily prevented by early intervention, according to a first-of-its-kind report by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Community Violence Prevention […]

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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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