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2014-07-24 23:14:45

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. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) 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...

2014-07-09 23:14:12

UPMC today unveiled the latest in its growing cadre of disinfecting robots that use ultraviolet (UV) light to sanitize hospital operating and patient rooms. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 UPMC today unveiled the latest in its growing cadre of disinfecting robots that use ultraviolet (UV) light to sanitize hospital operating and patient rooms. The newest UV robot, nicknamed “Violet,” was recently given to UPMC Passavant by the Passavant Hospital Foundation. Since...

2014-06-27 12:26:45

Terms in Consent Decree Will Put Patients First in Western PA HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett and Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced today that Highmark and UPMC have reached a comprehensive transition agreement that covers how and where patients can receive health care after the contract between the two organizations expires in 2015. "For some time, the people of western Pennsylvania have been concerned about where and how they will...

2014-06-27 12:26:43

New beginning in health care provides roadmap for assuring high-quality, affordable health care PITTSBURGH, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Pennsylvania residents will have access to doctors and hospitals and new levels of protection against health care disruption under the terms of a new accord announced today by Gov. Tom Corbett in Harrisburg. Highmark Health fully supports the arrangement, formally two consent decrees, noting that it provides a "roadmap" for how Highmark...

2014-06-10 08:25:30

In the news release, U.S. News & World Report Announces the Best Children's Hospitals 2014-2015, issued 10-Jun-2014 by U.S. News & World Report over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC should be ranked #9 on the 'Honor Roll' rather than #8 as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: U.S. News & World Report Announces the Best Children's Hospitals 2014-2015 Boston Children's Hospital and...

2014-06-10 00:21:40

Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Top the Honor Roll WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals, today released Best Children's Hospitals 2014-15. The rankings help guide families of children with life-threatening or rare conditions to the best medical care available. Access to the rankings, which can be found at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings, is free....

2014-06-04 12:30:32

PITTSBURGH, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation announced today that it has received a $2.5 million gift from the Mario Lemieux Foundation to establish a new center for rare and hard-to-treat lymphomas that is expected to benefit children and young adults from around the world. UPMC will provide matching funds to support the creation of the Mario Lemieux Lymphoma Center for Children and Young Adults at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh...

2014-06-03 08:43:14

TORONTO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GE Healthcare just announced a strategic partnership with Real Time Medical, an award-winning developer of workflow management software solutions. The agreement will allow GE Healthcare to offer a streamlined workflow that seamlessly connects pathologists and other clinicians, facilitating collaboration to help enhance accuracy and speed of diagnosis. Empowering pathologists with information technology to remove manual processes and delays, GE...

2014-06-02 12:28:18

Team Will Facilitate Healthcare Discussions with UPMC, Highmark; Focus on Patients, Consumers HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today issued the following statement regarding the ongoing contractual dispute between UPMC and Highmark in western Pennsylvania: "I have created the 'Patients First' Leadership Team and have directed my Insurance Commissioner Mike Consedine and Department of Health Secretary Michael Wolf to meet with Highmark and...

2014-05-29 12:29:24

PITTSBURGH, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Home Run for Health," a new, fun physical activity challenge for the workplace is now available for employers from UPMC WorkPartners. "Home Run for Health" encourages employees to get up and get moving on their way to becoming fitter and healthier. "Finding a fun way to get employees more active is something that is much needed," said David Weir, President of UPMC WorkPartners. "There's been a steady decrease in the number of jobs that...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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