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Amount of Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery Helps Predict Health Risks

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. The study also revealed that the rate of weight regained was...
15-Oct-2018 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Long-Running Study Identifies Modifiable Dementia Risk Factor in Older Adults

Stiffness of the aorta – more so than blood pressure or subclinical brain disease – is a key risk factor for dementia. Since aortic stiffness can be reduced by medication and healthy lifestyle changes, these results suggest that people can still...
16-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Alcohol Disorder Screening Tests Fail in Weight-Loss Surgery Patients

People who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, a common type of bariatric surgery, are at an increased risk for alcohol-related problems. However, common screening tools that help physicians identify patients at high risk for alcohol use...
15-Oct-2018 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


$1M Women’s Health Research Prize Goes Toward Studying Role of Placenta in Congenital Heart Defects

The inaugural Magee Prize was awarded to Pitt's Dr. Yaacov Barak to research in how placental defects may lead to congenital heart defects.
11-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ThyroSeq Test Approved for Medicare Coverage to Improve Thyroid Nodule Diagnosis

A UPMC-developed test for diagnosis of thyroid nodules, ThyroSeq® Genomic Classifier, has been approved for coverage by its Medicare Administrative Contractor, Novitas Solutions. This decision paves the way for the test to be accessible to more...
10-Oct-2018 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Associated with Poorer Physical and Mental Health Among Midlife Women

Sexual Harassment and Assault Linked to Worse Physical and Mental Health Among Midlife Women
1-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Pitt Researchers Receive Prestigious National Institutes of Health Director's Awards

Three Pitt faculty members win highly selective NIH awards supporting high-risk, high-reward research projects
2-Oct-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Pitt Innovation Challenge Awards $475K to Spur Innovation Around Human Performance

A total of $475K in prizes was awarded to teams of budding entrepreneurs with the best ideas around improving human performance.
27-Sep-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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