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2011-07-18 06:00:00

A link between falling and Alzheimer's and a simple eye test that could help detect the disease were among the hot topics presented Sunday at the annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference, which opened this weekend in Paris, France. Both studies were a part of an emphasis on pre-emptive Alzheimer's detection. "I don't think we can wait until people develop Alzheimer's disease or mild Alzheimer's," Dr. William Klunk, a member of the Alzheimer Disease Research Center at the...

2011-05-05 11:40:00

PITTSBURGH, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members and supporters of the Save Our Community Hospitals (SOCH) organization held an informational picket today at the Pittsburgh Wine Festival (PWF). The festival took place at the West Lounge at Heinz Field, home to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pitt Panthers. SOCH was there to inform festival goers how their donations will likely be used by the event's beneficiary, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The PWF proudly...

2011-05-03 08:00:00

PITTSBURGH and PARIS, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) have signed an agreement to jointly develop a telemedicine platform and suite of applications that will enable patients to receive care even when they are far from doctors and hospitals. This newest collaboration builds on a relationship and co-development agreement dating back to 2006 between UPMC and Alcatel-Lucent. The solution, expected to be ready for commercial launch in early...

2011-04-25 10:30:00

PITTSBURGH, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan has been chosen as the exclusive provider of a health care benefits program for COGCare, an insurance cooperative representing 40 Councils of Government (COG) that include over 400 municipalities, county governments and other local governmental agencies in western Pennsylvania. COGCare will allow UPMC Health Plan to offer high quality, affordable health care to all employees who are part of the coalition. UPMC Health Plan was...

2011-04-19 09:03:00

PITTSBURGH, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC WorkPartners, part of the world-renowned UPMC global health enterprise, announces a major expansion of its integrated health and productivity services to companies in Western Pennsylvania and across the country. Highlighting the expansion are on-site clinics and mobile health management, as well as state-of-the-art health and wellness product lines, and an enhanced website. The new www.workpartners.com includes downloadable product brochures...

2011-03-17 17:00:00

PITTSBURGH, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan earned the highest ranking for overall satisfaction by a health insurer in Pennsylvania in 2011, according to a study on member experience by J.D. Power and Associates, the nationally recognized market research company. UPMC Health Plan's strong performance was particularly impressive because it came in the highly competitive Pennsylvania region. J.D. Power and Associates divided the nation into 17 regions and found that members...

2011-03-01 11:49:00

PITTSBURGH, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the UPMC Health Plan Half Marathon sold out, the Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon is excited to announce the UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine 5K, scheduled for Saturday, May 14th at 8:00 a.m. Registration opens to the public next Monday, March 7th and is limited to 2,000 runners. The race will take place on the North Shore and finish at the official Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon finish line on West General...

2011-03-01 06:30:00

PITTSBURGH, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its Board of Directors has voted unanimously to appoint Robert J. Cindrich and Heather Bresch to Mylan's Board. With the appointments of Cindrich and Bresch, Mylan has expanded its board to 11 members. Robert Cindrich is a distinguished attorney and former jurist who currently serves as senior advisor to the Office of the President at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), a global heath...

2011-02-28 09:17:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT is helping hospitals and pediatric practices statewide to ensure children with limited mobility and other special health-care needs can travel safely, acting Secretary Barry J. Schoch, P.E., said today. PennDOT has invested $91,666 in state funds to purchase 111 specialized car seats through a contract with the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Traffic Injury Prevention Project (PA AAP TIPP)....

2010-12-27 13:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan is introducing UPMC MyHealth Connect, its first web-browser mobile application and the first in the region to provide access to all members and non-members regardless of the brand of smartphone they use. MyHealth Connect will provide most users with immediate access to UPMC Health Plan's network of doctors, hospitals, facilities and urgent care centers. UPMC MyHealth Connect is the latest step in UPMC Health Plan's ongoing...


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