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Sepsis Associated with 1 in 5 Deaths Globally, Double Previous Estimate

Twice as many people as previously believed are dying of sepsis worldwide, according to an analysis published today in The Lancet and announced at the Critical Care Reviews annual meeting in Belfast. Among them are a disproportionately high number...
14-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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More Interventions Follow Gastric Bypass than Gastric Sleeve, Large Study Shows

A study involving tens of thousands of bariatric surgery patients found that gastric bypass patients were significantly more likely than gastric sleeve patients to end up back in the hospital in the years following surgery.
13-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UPMC First in the U.S. to Implant Wireless Retinal Device

UPMC is the first center in the U.S. to implant a wireless retinal device to treat advanced age-related macular degeneration.
13-Jan-2020 3:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Program Proves Effective in Preventing Dating Violence with Middle School Students

Coaching Boys Into Men, a program that seeks to prevent dating violence and sexual assault, reduces abusive behaviors among middle school male athletes toward their female peers, according to clinical trial results published today in JAMA Pediatrics.
9-Jan-2020 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Don’t Wait to Get Concussion Care

Early clinical treatment may significantly reduce recovery time following a concussion, according to new research led by the University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Concussion Program.
3-Jan-2020 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Delivering TB Vaccine Intravenously Dramatically Improves Potency, Study Shows

Worldwide, more people die from tuberculosis than any other infectious disease, even though the vast majority were vaccinated. The vaccine just isn’t that reliable. But a new Nature study finds that simply changing the way the vaccine is...
30-Dec-2019 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Progressive Gender Beliefs in Teen Boys May Be Protective Against Violence

Teenage boys who witness their peers abusing women and girls are much more likely to bully and fight with others, as well as behave abusively toward their dates, compared to teenage boys who don’t witness such behaviors, according to a new study.
27-Dec-2019 12:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

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...
26-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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A $19 billion world-renowned health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. UPMC provides more than $900 million a year in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 87,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 3.5 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. As UPMC works in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside on its annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. UPMC Enterprises functions as the innovation and commercialization arm of UPMC, and UPMC International provides hands-on health care and management services with partners around the world. For more information, go to


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