Epi Department News

NIDDK LABS study finds low short-term risks after obesity surgery

In the July issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM 361(5):445-454; July 30, 2009), a study coordinated in the Epidemiology Data Center indicates that weight loss surgery is safer than once believed. 

Exercise is the secret to living a longer life

Being active is not only a great way to stay healthy; it is also a secret to living longer. 

Pitt study touts intensive glucose control for diabetics

The numbers are in, and the results are clear: Blood sugar control is key to preventing complications for people with type 1 diabetes.The University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health tracked people with type 1 diabetes for three decades to determine the causes of diabetes complications, which can involve kidney and eye damage, cardiovascular disease and circulation problems. 

Swimming a good way to get some exercise

Who do you think would be a better swimmer: a 23-year-old or an 86-year-old? If the 23-yearold was me and the 86-year-old was my grandmother, I would put money on the 86-year-old! 

Take steps to protect your skin this summer

With the summer in full swing we look forward to hot days by the pool, picnics with friends and family, and many other outdoor activities. Unfortunately, while spending a lot of time in the sun, many of us have probably experienced bad sunburn. 

Learn truths about arthritis during May

 

Presentation given by Daniel Nagin, PhD. "An Overview of Recent Development of Group-Based Trajectory Modeling"

 

Are you feeding your bones enough calcium?

 

Russell Rule Rycheck Fund

 

Pitt receives grant to study infections spread in hospitals

 

Changing health behaviors takes some patience

Why is it hard to fit exercise into my daily routine? I always seem to be too busy or I find an excuse why I shouldn’t exercise. If you are feeling what I am feeling, you are not alone. 

Epidemiology Department Student Survey 2009

The spring 2009 Epidemiology Student Survey is now closed.  

Keep active inside during winter

It’s early in the morning; you are sipping on some hot chocolate and looking out your front window. You notice that the snow is falling; people are bundled up as they head out to work, and the trees are covered with snow and are moving in the wind. 

When was your last eye examination?

Was there ever a time that you realized that you couldn’t read a road sign while you were driving until you were right on top of it? What about the time you were trying to read the nutrition label on the soup can to find out the salt content? 

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