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Rural-Urban Flip: How Changing ACA Rules Affected Health Insurance Premium Costs

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

People in rural areas of the U.S. who receive subsidies to buy health insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplaces pay less in premiums than their counterparts in urban areas, a flip that occurred in 2018 and has been widening since, according to a new analysis.

Channels: All Journal News, Government/Law, Healthcare, Rural Issues,

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26-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST
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25-Nov-2019 12:00 PM EST
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Menopause Isn’t the Only Reason for Low Libido in Older Women

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

A qualitative study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that women in their 60s report various reasons behind why they lack libido – including sexual dysfunction in their partners.

Channels: All Journal News, OBGYN, Women's Health, Grant Funded News,

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13-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST
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Pitt School of Dental Medicine Establishes Opioid-free Prescribing Guidelines

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine is the first in the nation to establish opioid-free pain management guidelines for the vast majority of procedures performed in all of its clinics.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Children's Health, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Government/Law, Oral Health, Pain, Substance Abuse,

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14-Nov-2019 1:10 PM EST
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Identical Twin Kidney Transplants Warrant Gene Sequencing, Researchers Say

Center for Connected Medicine

Using U.S. transplant registry data, clinical researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that kidney transplants between identical twins have high success rates, but also surprisingly high rates of immunosuppressant use.

Channels: All Journal News, Kidney Disease, Pharmaceuticals, Surgery, Transplantation,

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5-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Opioid-Related Gifts from Pharma Companies Linked to Physician Prescribing by Specialty

Opioid-Related Gifts from Pharma Companies Linked to Physician Prescribing by Specialty

Center for Connected Medicine

Physicians who received gifts from pharmaceutical companies related to opioid medications were more likely to prescribe opioids to their patients in the following year, according to a new analysis.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Pharmaceuticals,

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30-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Bacterial Lifestyle Steers the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance

Bacterial Lifestyle Steers the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

How bacteria live – whether as independent cells or in a communal biofilm – determines the course of their evolution, with implications for drug-resistant infections.

Channels: All Journal News, Biotech, Drug Resistance, Infectious Diseases, Personalized Medicine, Pharmaceuticals,

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23-Oct-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Study Seeks to Guide Maternal Weight Gain in Twin Pregnancies

Center for Connected Medicine

New research led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and published today in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology is beginning to establish evidence-based guidelines for maternal weight gain while pregnant with twins.

Channels: All Journal News, Obesity, OBGYN, Women's Health, Grant Funded News,

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7-Oct-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Gut Immunity More Developed Before Birth Than Previously Thought
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Gut Immunity More Developed Before Birth Than Previously Thought

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The first comprehensive look at the immune system of the fetal gut shows that it is far more developed before birth, and could help develop new maternal vaccines and understand if we are predisposed to autoimmune diseases before birth.

Channels: All Journal News, Autoimmune Diseases, Public Health,

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7-Oct-2019 3:00 PM EDT
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β-blockers Build Heart Muscle, May Help Infants with Congenital Heart Disease

Center for Connected Medicine

Surgery can mend congenital heart defects shortly after birth, but those babies will carry a higher risk of heart failure for the rest of their lives. UPMC Children’s Hospital researchers found that β-blockers could supplement surgery to mitigate the lasting effects of congenital heart disease.

Channels: All Journal News, Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease, Children's Health, Grant Funded News,

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6-Oct-2019 7:00 PM EDT
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