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2011-11-14 08:46:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hungry Pittsburghers now have an easier way to save money on dining out with Pittsburgh Dining Cards (www.pittsburghdiningcards.com). With one 52-card deck of Pittsburgh Dining Cards, diners can deal themselves more than $500 worth of savings at 52 local restaurants, cafes and eateries such as Atria's, The Boulevard, The Carlton, Common Plea, Nine on Nine, Pasqualino's, Saga Habachi and StonePeppers. Pittsburgh Dining Cards are the perfect stocking...

2011-11-10 06:15:00

This calendar is updated on a regular basis and posted on www.salvationarmy-wpa.org TO REGISTER FOR ASSISTANCE, VOLUNTEER OR DONATE, CONTACT THE PERSON NAMED AT THE END OF EACH ENTRY THAT INTERESTS YOU CARNEGIE, Pa., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110412/MM81995LOGO) Now thru December 24th - Daily from 10:00 am thru 10:00 pm - Red Kettle...

Image 1 - eButton Monitors Food Intake, Exercise, And Lifestyle
2011-11-10 04:58:17

eButton combines the powers of cameras, GPS, and other sensors to combat obesity People attempting to lose weight won´t need to track their daily food intake anymore, thanks to a wearable, picture-taking device created at the University of Pittsburgh. eButton–a device worn on the chest (like a pin) that contains a miniature camera, accelerometer, GPS, and other sensors–captures data and information of health activities, eliminating the need for daily self-reporting. The...

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...

2011-10-18 13:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan has been recognized for call center excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Call Center Certification Program(SM). To become certified, UPMC Health Plan's call center successfully passed a detailed audit of more than 110 practices that encompass the call center's customer satisfaction measurement and analysis strategies and result in service excellence. J.D. Power and Associates also conducted a random survey...

2011-10-07 14:00:00

The Pittsburgh Conference and its sponsoring societies, the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP), are now accepting proposals for the 2012 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants (PCMNCG) Award Program. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 07, 2011 The Pittsburgh Conference and its sponsoring societies, the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP), are now...

2011-10-07 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An online tool that has been proven to help treat depression and anxiety is now available to help patients in the United States through U(2) Interactive -- a new Pittsburgh-based company formed by the UPMC Insurance Services Division and the British company Ultrasis. U(2) Interactive (www.u2interactive.com) will market the software "Beating the BluesUS," an American-specific version of Beating the Blues®, a computer-based...

2011-10-07 06:15:00

CARNEGIE, Pa., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some of fall's latest fashions are in the bag - the garbage bag! Join Pittsburgh's classiest guys and girls for this season's trashiest event, "The 10th Annual Garbage Bag Gala." This most stylish crowd will be decked out in their dumpster duds to raise valuable dollars for homeless moms, dads and kids living in The Salvation Army's East Liberty Family Caring Center. These generous partygoers are creating fashions from garbage bags,...

2011-09-21 14:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan's commercial and Medicaid plans once again finished among the highest-ranked health plans in the nation, according to a report released this week by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). For a second consecutive year, UPMC Health Plan's Medicaid program, UPMC for You, ranked first in Pennsylvania and 10th in the nation in NCQA's Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Rankings for 2011-12. UPMC for You had the highest...

2011-09-20 07:48:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A couple from Greene County in southwestern Pennsylvania today filed negligence lawsuits against UPMC Presbyterian Hospital (UPMC) and University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP). The malpractice suits charge an April 2011 kidney transplant resulted in a patient receiving a donor kidney infected with hepatitis C. The recipient is now infected with the disease, according to the complaints filed by the plaintiff's attorneys, Harry S. Cohen &...