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2014-08-04 23:03:21

Eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acid it contains, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, published online recently in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, add to growing evidence that lifestyle factors contribute to brain health later in life. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain,...

2014-07-08 23:07:39

Screening for depression and then providing a telephone-delivered, nurse-led “collaborative care” intervention following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery not only improves health-related quality of life, physical functioning and mood symptoms, but also lowers medical costs and is highly cost-effective compared to doctors’ usual care, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Screening for...

2014-07-07 23:08:09

Weight loss achieved through moderate calorie reduction and physical activity could help control hot flashes in women going through menopause, a study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reports. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Weight loss achieved through moderate calorie reduction and physical activity could help control hot flashes in women going through menopause, a study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reports. The study is...

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...

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...

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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...

2010-04-29 13:25:24

A small piece of RNA appears to play a big role in the development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to lung disease researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Their study, which is the first to examine microRNAs in the disease, is available online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. MicroRNAs are short strands of genetic material that are involved in regulating the expression, or activity, of genes, explained senior author...

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2009-09-01 13:36:27

According to a study released on Monday, clinics in drug stores provide care for minor ailments either equal too or better than other medical facilities at significantly lower costs. The study surveyed data on 2,100 patients treated for middle ear infections, sore throats and urinary tract infections at retail clinics. Dr. Ateev Mehrotra of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Rand Research Institute found that the quality of care offered at the in-store clinics were in...

2009-05-14 06:15:00

CARNEGIE, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Venango County school-aged children are in serious need of quality affordable dental care. Very soon, their critical needs will be met in their own backyard. Thanks to a collaborative effort between The Salvation Army; Bartley J. Morrow, DDS, Clinical Associate Professor-University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine; the Venango County State Health improvement Partnership (SHIP) - Focus On Our Future (FOOF) Collaborative Board...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'