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New Research Suggests Breast Cancer Treatment in Patients over Age 70 Can Be Safely Reduced

Research indicates the rate of cancer recurrence or survival may be no different in older women diagnosed with early breast cancer whether they were treated or untreated.
15-Apr-2021 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Five Research-Backed Steps to a Pro-Vaccination Social Media Campaign

What can vaccine proponents, clinicians and public health communicators learn from “anti-vaxxers?” A lot, according to new guidance for pro-vaccination social media events written by University of Pittsburgh health scientists.
7-Apr-2021 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Health Policy Researchers Propose Filling Health Care Coverage Gap to Help ‘Near Poor’

“Near-poor” Americans – people just above the federal poverty level but still well below the average U.S. income – who rely on Medicare for health insurance face high medical bills and may forgo essential health care, according to new...
31-Mar-2021 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UPMC and Pitt Share Insights on Operationalizing Outpatient COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment

As evidence mounts supporting the use of monoclonal antibody treatment to reduce hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19, UPMC and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine physician-scientists are sharing the health system’s experience...
26-Mar-2021 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Identify Immune Cells that Contribute to Transplant Rejection

‘Tissue-resident memory T cells’, whose main function is to provide local protection against re-infection, contribute to chronic transplant rejection.
17-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Survey of Hospital Surge Capacity Years Before COVID-19 Gives Insight into Pandemic Preparedness

A new survey of dozens of surge capacity managers at hospitals nationwide captures the U.S. health care system’s pandemic preparedness status in the months before the first COVID-19 cases were identified in China.
17-Mar-2021 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Accelerating Gains in Abdominal Fat During Menopause Tied to Heart Disease Risk

Women who experience an accelerated accumulation of abdominal fat during menopause are at greater risk of heart disease, even if their weight stays steady, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis...
3-Mar-2021 9:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Blood Test that Predicts Kidney Rejection Suggests New Way to Manage Post-Transplant Patients

Researchers have discovered a blood biomarker that predicts kidney transplant rejection with a lead time of about eight months, which could give doctors an opportunity to intervene and prevent permanent damage, potentially using an existing...
21-Feb-2021 9:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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