Although 1 in 7 adults smoke cigarettes the year prior to undergoing weight-loss surgery, nearly all successfully quit at least a month before their operation. However, smoking prevalence steadily climbs to pre-surgery levels within seven years,...
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Half of Transgender Youth Have Avoided Disclosing Gender Identity to a Health Care Provider, Study Shows
Researchers surveyed 153 transgender youths receiving gender-affirming care at a specialty clinic, and even in this relatively "out" population, nearly half reported intentionally hiding their gender identity from a health care provider outside the...
17-Feb-2020 9:20 AM EST Add to Favorites
During a press briefing Friday at AAAS, Dr. Rory Cooper will discuss how people with disabilities are shut off from STEM careers and why inclusivity matters.
10-Feb-2020 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites
A marker for heart disease risk considerably worsens as women transition through menopause, according to a new analysis from the largest and longest running study of women’s health in midlife. Black women experience this accelerated decline...
3-Feb-2020 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites
Large Proportion of Reproductive-Age Women Live in Counties Where Catholic Hospitals Hold High Market Share
Nearly 2 of every 5 women of reproductive age in the U.S. live in counties where Catholic hospitals have a high market share, according to a new analysis. Catholic hospitals do not provide certain reproductive health options.
27-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites
University of Pittsburgh researchers have created a biodegradable nerve guide – a polymer tube – filled with growth-promoting protein that can regenerate long sections of damaged nerves, without the need for transplanting stem cells or a donor...
17-Jan-2020 7:00 PM EST Add to Favorites
Advanced stage cancer diagnoses declined following health insurance expansion in Massachusetts, likely due to increased access to screening and diagnostic services that identified cancers earlier, according to new research.
22-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites
Clinical Trial: Vitamin D Supplementation Linked to Potential Improvements in Blood Pressure in Children
Overweight and obese vitamin D-deficient children who took a relatively high dose of vitamin D every day for six months had lower blood pressure and improved insulin sensitivity than their peers who took a lower dose, according to the results of a...
21-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites
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Fear and anxiety are common reactions to mass violence, and protecting children is a concern for all caregivers. Dr. Jack Rozel can discuss ways to help people
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UPMC Pathology Expert Available to Discuss Importance of Pap Smears in Addition to HPV Testing for Cervical Cancer.
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Expert Participant Available: NIH Study Shows Induction at 39 Weeks May Reduce C-Section Rates and Has Better Outcomes for Babies
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Actor Alan Alda recently revealed he has Parkinson’s Disease. Dr. Amber Van Laar, neurologist at UPMC, is available to discuss the disease and current treatment options.
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Aug. 1 marks the beginning of World Breastfeeding Week. Cynthia Garrison, a @UPMCnews lactation consultant, can discuss breastfeeding myths and options for all moms.
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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center immunology expert available to talk about FDA approval of CAR - T cell therapy.
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