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2014-10-28 12:30:16

Part of Select Group to Earn J.D. Power's Certification PITTSBURGH, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan has once again been recognized for contact center excellence under the J.D. Power 2014 Certified Contact Center Program(SM). This is the fourth time since 2009 that UPMC Health Plan has earned call center certification, having previously done so in 2009, 2011, and 2012. UPMC Health Plan earned the distinction through a combination of voice-of-the-customer feedback and...

2014-10-22 23:07:18

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Others Help ReThinkConcussions.com Spotlight Education, Evidence, Expertise Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 At a time when the national concussion conversation instills fear and uncertainty among parents and athletes at all levels, the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program is working to change the current discussion where two powerful messages are lost: Concussions can be treated, and there are evidence-based therapies that result in full recoveries...

2014-10-22 12:22:53

New research shows correlation between exposures to toxic air pollutants and autism spectrum disorders; coalition including PennFuture responds PITTSBURGH, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preliminary results from a groundbreaking study from the University of Pittsburgh show a significant correlation between exposure to toxic air pollutants during pregnancy and a child's early years of life and the development of autism spectrum disorders. Researchers from the University of...

2014-10-20 12:31:09

The Congressman and architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative provided remarks for the 20th anniversary celebration of the joint research venture between Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, helped celebrate the 20(th) anniversary of the Center for Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)--a joint venture between the University of...

2014-10-07 23:05:19

GK Klinika Group, a private health care company in the Baltic region, is partnering with UPMC for its help in developing and co-managing a new, 100-bed cancer hospital in Vilnius, Lithuania. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 GK Klinika Group, a private health care company in the Baltic region, is partnering with UPMC for its help in developing and co-managing a new, 100-bed cancer hospital in Vilnius, Lithuania. Scheduled to open in 2017 and funded by GK Klinika, the...

2014-10-02 16:26:47

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC for Life - the Medicare Advantage product of UPMC Health Plan - is lowering monthly premium costs for four of its 2015 plans while continuing to offer a $0 premium plan. Included among the plans with premium reductions is UPMC for Life HMO Deductible with Rx. This plan previously had a $37.50 monthly premium that has now been reduced to $18. UPMC for Life's most popular product - UPMC for Life HMO Rx - will have a premium reduction from...

2014-10-02 12:31:39

New partnership brings the highest level of pediatric cardiovascular care to the Tampa Bay area. TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Joseph's Children's Hospital announces a partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC for pediatric heart services. Together, they will provide highly specialized cardiovascular care for patients ranging from babies in the womb to adults with congenital heart disease inside St. Joseph's Heart Institute, a new...

2014-09-29 23:13:59

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health will receive nearly $3.4 million from the federal government over the next four years to establish and operate a training center intended to improve the nation’s public health system. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health will receive nearly $3.4 million from the federal government over the next four years to establish and operate a training center...

2014-09-17 12:26:51

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Total health care costs follow health risks and can be mitigated over time through incentivized workplace wellness programs, according to a five-year observational study by UPMC Health Plan. The report, "UPMC MyHealth: Managing the Health and Costs of U.S. Healthcare Workers," has been published today by the "American Journal of Preventive Medicine" (AJPM). The study was designed to evaluate the impact of UPMC's health management and...

2014-09-15 23:04:51

The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences today announced the creation of the Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health (CRMTH) to research the effects that social media, television, films, music and video games have on health and wellness. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Would celebratory music and a thousand “points” per pill encourage a patient with heart disease to take her medication? If social media friends congratulate an...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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