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A Simple Test to Save Your Bones

It's easy to take your bones for granted — especially since they're built to withstand tiny fractures, often without causing symptoms. But such "silent" fractures should not go unnoticed — or untreated — according to new research published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association. 

Holiday Party

 

Pitt epidemiologist says privacy rule hinders research

 

Not All the News on Bariatric Surgery Is Good

 

Pitt to study health effects of genetics, environment

 

Pitt Professor Named President-Elect of the American College of Epidemiology

 

Diabetes cure is a mystery, but prevention isn't

 

Heavier diabetics have less heart disease

 

Are we turning a deaf ear on dangers of noise pollution?

 

Department of Epidemiology Student Newsletter

 

Ambassadors volunteer to promote healthy aging

 

WHI study calms worry over hormone use for some

 

Health study points finger at Pittsburgh's soot hazard

A recent national study showing airborne soot remains a significant health hazard for women was based in part on data collected in Pittsburgh, where such pollution remains dangerously high 

A research triumph helps women

Breast cancer incidence rates are taking a sharp downturn. A likely explanation is the cessation of postmenopausal hormone therapy in response to the report that hormone therapy increased breast cancer risk in the Women's Health Initiative trial. This story represents a triumph of epidemiology and clinical trial research 

Pitt Forms New Center To Accelerate Global Research And Outreach Efforts On Healthy Aging

Striving to apply recent scientific advances in understanding the determinants of healthy aging, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has announced the formation of a new Center for Aging and Population Health (CAPH), which will be led by Anne B. Newman , M.D., M.P.H., professor of epidemiology and medicine, GSPH 

Regular Multivitamin Use Around The Time Of Conception Significantly Reduces Preeclampsia Risk

 

Study discounts cancer, statin link

Older women who take popular cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins are not more susceptible to breast cancer as some previous data suggest, and one type of these drugs might even reduce risk of the disease 

Walk This Way: Inability To Complete Quarter-Mile Walk Is Significant Predictor Of Death And Poor Health In Elderly

Walking fitness makes a significant difference in predicting the likelihood of future disability in the elderly, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association . Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH)  

No drop in heart disease in diabetics

A new study of local patients with Type I diabetes has found that the rates of heart disease and some other diabetes-related complications did not decline over time 

Depression That Doesn’t Respond To One Drug May Respond To Another, According To Two Studies In NEJM

One in four people with treatment resistant depression will do better by switching to a different antidepressant and one in three will benefit from adding an additional drug to their current antidepressant therapy 

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Coming of Age Ceremony brings Japanese tradition, Pittsburgh community together 

Coming of Age Ceremony brings Japanese tradition, Pittsburgh community together

PITT WIRE - While learning English at Pitt, 25 Japanese students missed out on the annual Coming of Age Ceremony, a national holiday in Japan. The Asian Studies Center threw them a party. “So many people support me here in Pittsburgh,” said Nanami Moriyasu, a Yasuda student majoring in English lite... (02/07/2018)
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Thurston finds link between traumatic events and future heart disease risk in women 

Thurston finds link between traumatic events and future heart disease risk in women

PITT WIRE - When we consider the determinants of women’s cardiovascular health, we need to think beyond biology alone,” said epidemiologist Rebecca Thurston. She recently led a study that demonstrates how traumatic experiences in life are linked to later vascular health issues that place women at ri... (12/12/2017)
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Large Pitt-led study uncovers complex genetics behind earlobe attachment 

Large Pitt-led study uncovers complex genetics behind earlobe attachment

PITTWIRE - New research led by Pitt Public Health affiliates and published in the  American Journal of Human Genetics  reveals that an interplay of at least 49 genes contributes to earlobe attachment inheritance. “Sometimes the genetics of a fairly simple trait are actually quite complex,” said ... (12/06/2017)
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