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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

 

Dr. Catherine Haggerty Receives 40 Under 40 Award

 

Senior Olympics

 

Physical Activity Key To Maintaining Independence Say University Of Pittsburgh Researchers

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

Myunghee Cho Paik (BIOS ’87)

Myunghee Cho Paik (PhD ’87), who until recently was a professor of biostatistics and director of the DrPH program at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York, is now at Seoul National University in South Korea. Paik is coauthor, along with Joseph L. Fleiss and Bruce Levin, of the third edition of Statistical Methods for Rates and Proportions (Wiley-Interscience, 2003). 

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Pitt Community Gathers to Grieve, Heal, and Serve in Honor of Tree of Life Synagogue 

Pitt Community Gathers to Grieve, Heal, and Serve in Honor of Tree of Life Synagogue

PITT WIRE - Drawing strength and inspiration from each other, thousands congregated at the Cathedral of Learning to honor those killed on October 27 in Squirrel Hill.  (11/06/2018)
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Cauley wins prestigious service award 

Cauley wins prestigious service award

PITT WIRE - The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research has awarded JANE CAULEY, vice-chair of EPI, with the 2018 Shirley Hohl Service Award. Cauley received the award after volunteering for numerous positions and projects with the society.  (11/01/2018)
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Long-term study identifies Dementia risk factor 

Long-term study identifies Dementia risk factor

PITTWIRE - New research from Pitt Public Health has identified a dementia risk factor among older adults that should be modifiable even well into old age. “As the large arteries get stiffer, their ability to cushion the pumping of blood from the heart is diminished, and that transmits increased pul... (10/22/2018)


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Voting is Public Health 

Voting is Public Health

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - You have the power to choose who represents you in the government. Who you vote for on Tuesday can affect your health care and your ability to change policy on issues such as the right to carry firearms, LGBTQ rights, welfare programs. The list is endless.  (11/02/2018)
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Pitt Public Health finds amount of weight regain after bariatric surgery helps predict health risks 

Pitt Public Health finds amount of weight regain after bariatric surgery helps predict health risks

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Measuring the percentage of weight regained following the maximum amount of weight lost after bariatric surgery can help predict a patient’s risk of several serious health problems. “Our study will... lead to further studies on how to best avoid and manage weight regain for be... (10/26/2018)
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Mackey identifies modifiable dementia risk factor in older adults in long-running study 

Mackey identifies modifiable dementia risk factor in older adults in long-running study

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - new research from Pitt Public Health has identified a dementia risk factor among older adults that should be modifiable even well into old age. “Although arterial stiffness is associated with markers of silent, or subclinical, brain damage and cognitive decline, until now, it ... (10/26/2018)
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