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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 

GSPH Welcomes Alumna, LucileAdams-Campbell, Ph.D.

 

Squeezing The Pain Away: Enhanced External Counterpulsation Reduces Angina, According To University Of Pittsburgh Study

Patients with angina (chest pain) and left ventricular dysfunction respond very well to treatment using enhanced external counter pulsation (EECP) , with little or no future heart failure events, according to researchers from the Cardiovascular Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) 

Study presents mixed findings on calcium supplements for women

A large study may have raised more questions than it answered about whether calcium and vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of hip fracture 

NAHQ Announces Janice Zgibor for New Authors Award Recipient

 

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Simenson, Salerno, Saal-Ridpath selected for future health leaders program 

Simenson, Salerno, Saal-Ridpath selected for future health leaders program

PITT WIRE - Three students from Pitt Public Health were selected for the inaugural class of The Milken Institute’s Future Health Leaders Program. The students, ASHLEY SIMENSON (EPI '19), JESSICA SALERNO (IDM '20), and KAITLYN SAAL-RIDPATH (HPM '20), are among a dozen of fellows selected nationwid... (10/18/2018)
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Aging Institute leadership marches on 

Aging Institute leadership marches on

PITT WIRE - Baby boomers have long been known as one of the largest generations, and now they are living longer and healthier than any generation before, says Epi's ANNE NEWMAN, newly appointed clinical director of the Aging Institute of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh. “We’re going through a... (10/09/2018)
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YNGBLKPGH. What does Pittsburgh mean to 140 young black professionals? 

YNGBLKPGH. What does Pittsburgh mean to 140 young black professionals?

PITTWIRE -   Pitt alum Brian Burley (BUS ’13G) continues to highlight young black leaders and create community ties through his www.YngBlkPgh.com site. This social enterprise started with his book “YNGBLKPGH” (Young Black Pittsburgh) which features more than 140 African-American professionals und... (07/23/2018)


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Pittsburgh finds current liver allocation system disadvantages children awaiting liver transplants 

Pittsburgh finds current liver allocation system disadvantages children awaiting liver transplants

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Children are at a considerable disadvantage when competing with adults for livers from deceased organ donors in the U.S. allocation system. “Using national, long-term data, our report is the first to demonstrate that the scoring system, on its own, dramatically underestimates ... (09/24/2018)
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Changing dynamics of the drug overdose epidemic in the United States from 1979 through 2016 

Changing dynamics of the drug overdose epidemic in the United States from 1979 through 2016

SCIENCE - In an effort to understand the epidemic dynamics and perhaps predict its future course, Pitt Public Health researchers analyzed records of nearly 600,000 overdose deaths. Dean DONALD BURKE, HPM's HAWRE JALAL, and colleagues concluded that the U.S. drug overdose epidemic has been inexorabl... (09/21/2018)
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Buchanich Finds 70K Opioid-Related Deaths Likely Went Unreported 

Buchanich Finds 70K Opioid-Related Deaths Likely Went Unreported

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Several states are likely dramatically underestimating the effect of opioid-related deaths because of incomplete death certificate reporting, with Pennsylvania leading the pack, according to a new analysis by Pitt Public Health. “Proper allocation of resources for the opioid e... (07/19/2018)
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