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2012-10-01 10:26:10

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For its innovative programs that promote a healthy workplace and for helping employees and their families make better choices about their own health and well-being, UPMC Health Plan and UPMC were given the Platinum Award from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) for a fourth consecutive year. UPMC Health Plan and UPMC earned the recognition for delivering innovative and comprehensive health management programs and services through its...

2012-09-20 17:02:25

Walking to a beat could be useful for patients needing rehabilitation, according to a University of Pittsburgh study. The findings, highlighted in the August issue of PLOS One, demonstrate that researchers should further investigate the potential of auditory, visual, and tactile cues in the rehabilitation of patients suffering from illnesses like Parkinson´s Disease–a brain disorder leading to shaking (tremors) and difficulty walking. Together with a team of collaborators from...

2012-09-20 06:26:27

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Principal Guest Conductor Leonard Slatkin will lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) in a weekend of BNY Mellon Grand Classics concerts that feature the world premiere of Arlington Sons, an innovative work believed to be the first vocal piece written for a father and son. The concerts begin at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 6, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, at Heinz Hall. Tickets, ranging from $20 to $93, can...

2012-09-10 06:30:46

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Lynn R. Johnson filed a lawsuit Sept. 3, 2012, on behalf of Linda Ficken, who was infected with hepatitis C while undergoing a 2010 medical procedure at the Hays (Kan.) Medical Center. At the time of the procedure, radiologic technician David Kwiatkowski worked at Hays Medical Center under a temporary agreement with Medical Solutions LLC, an Omaha, Neb., staffing agency. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120210/CG50992-a)...

2012-09-05 10:25:55

ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC, one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, today announced the renewal of its agreement with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to continue enhancing computing and storage performance and reliability. UPMC's new technology investment with IBM, valued at $120 million over the next four years, will support the healthcare system's goal of changing the way that treatments are designed for individual patients by effectively using massive volumes...

2012-08-24 06:21:10

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan's new mobile phone application places your health information in the palm of your hand. The new app - which is now available - allows commercial insurance members who download it to their smartphones to gain access to virtual member ID cards, a mobile Personal Health Record, and contact information for recently visited providers from a personalized list. Members will also have the ability to check the status of their claims, and to...

2012-08-07 06:26:04

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh-based FedEx Ground, the small-package ground unit of FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX) has donated $150,000 to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in support of the hospital's distraction therapy program and to continue the ongoing sustainability of supplies of the playroom on inpatient unit 8A (recognized as the FedEx Ground Playroom after its contribution to the new building in 2008). This donation will help experts at Children's...

2012-07-25 06:21:38

PITTSBURGH, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today toured Point State Park in Pittsburgh, concluding his three-day kayak tour through western Pennsylvania to promote Pennsylvania's vast natural resources. Accompanied by First Lady Susan Corbett, the Governor toured the Pittsburgh state park to which he shares a personal connection. A long-time resident of Pittsburgh, Corbett's father moved to the city from Philadelphia more than 50 years ago and worked...

2012-07-24 02:28:00

PITTSBURGH, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Announcing a special recognition appearing in the July, 2012 issue of Pittsburgh Magazine published by WQED Pittsburgh. ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare was awarded the following honor: "Best Of Pittsburgh - Best Spa 2012" Eva Kerschbaumer, ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare Founder and CEO, commented on the recognition: "This is an overwhelming honor for me and for every member of my team. Especially considering that we were awarded '1st Place,...

2012-07-16 23:01:40

African American Scientists Called to Advocate and Mentor Next Generation Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 The UNCF/Merck Science Initiative, a partnership of UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the nation´s largest and most effective minority education organization, and Merck, a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well, today announced that it would award scholarships and fellowships to 37 African American students of biological science and engineering. In...