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2014-04-04 11:42:57

Health care clinics should routinely offer same-day placement of intrauterine devices (IUDs) to women seeking emergency contraception, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The study findings, published online in the journal Contraception, demonstrate that providing patient education along with same-day placement service increases both knowledge and use of IUDs three months and a year after women seek emergency contraception. “Women seeking...

2014-01-07 08:32:08

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A study by the UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care to determine if a model of patient-centered mental health treatment is more effective than measurement-based treatment for people with serious mental illness has been approved for funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The study - "Amplifying the Patient's Voice: Person-Centered Versus Measurement-Based Approaches in Mental Health" - is a project that will...

2013-07-09 08:28:16

HOUSTON, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Huda Zoghbi, professor of molecular and human genetics, neuroscience, pediatrics and neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, and director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital, is slated to receive the highest scientific award given by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine -- the 2013 Dickson Prize in Medicine - at its annual celebration of science and research, Science2013...

2013-03-01 12:24:54

In the news release, The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Welcomes New Board Members, issued 28-Feb-2013 by Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the the academic institutions of some of the board members were incorrect. The complete, corrected release follows: The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Welcomes New Board Members The Authority is indebted to board members whose service has expired HARRISBURG, Pa.,...

2013-02-28 08:29:41

The Authority is indebted to board members whose service has expired HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority welcomes three new members to its Patient Safety Authority Board of Directors. "The Patient Safety Authority is pleased to welcome new members to its board," Mike Doering, executive director of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority said. "The Authority has experienced many changes throughout the years and I'm...

2011-10-26 00:36:36

A panel of blood proteins can predict which patients with the progressive lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) are likely to live at least five years or to die within two years, say researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Centocor R&D. The findings, published online last week in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, could help doctors determine those patients in imminent need of a lung transplant and those who can wait a...

2011-10-21 13:47:10

Exceptional cognitive and physical function in old age leaves a tell-tale immunologic fingerprint, say researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Likewise, older adults who have mild impairments bear a distinct immunologic pattern, too, according to findings published today in the Public Library of Science: One. Old age is not synonymous with impairment and disability, noted lead investigator Abbe N. de Vallejo, Ph.D., associate professor of...

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2011-04-04 23:47:28

Adolescents who spend more time listening to music are far more likely to have major depressive disorder, while young people who spend more time reading books are far less likely to have such a diagnosis, according to a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study published in the April edition of the journal Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.The findings add to the growing body of research linking emotional health to media exposure. The study was unique in that it was one of...

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2010-09-14 09:14:14

When looking for a new physician, patients are often encouraged to select those who are board certified or who have not made payments on malpractice claims. Yet these characteristics are not always a good predictor of which physicians will provide the highest quality medical care, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit research organization, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "We found that the types of information widely available to patients for...

2010-05-03 09:50:42

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine went on a molecular fishing trip and netted a catch of new mediators that not only can explain how omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, but also hint at novel treatments for a host of diseases linked to inflammatory processes. Their findings were published May 2 in the online version of Nature Chemical Biology. There is strong evidence that eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as some fish, plant-derived oils and...