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Archive for June, 2013

A Serendipitous Match in UPMC’s Corporate Revenue Cycle

 

On May 3, John Milcic, a Corporate Revenue Cycle employee, gave a gift unlike any other to his long-time friend and co-worker Rosemarie Davis — the gift of life through the donation of his kidney. In the early months of 2012, Rosemarie’s doctor started to closely monitor her kidney function. Her kidney was failing at a rapid rate. Due to the progression of her acute kidney failure, it was decided that Rosemarie, known to many around the office as Ro, would need to receive a kidney transplant. (more…)

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Pitt Researcher Works to Find Cure for Rare Genetic Disease

A life-like mask sits at the top of Zsolt Urban’s tallest bookshelf.  It bears the likeness of a 12-year-old girl with freckles, big brown eyes, bangs and two, fleshy jowls on either side of her wide grin. The mask is the finished product of a highly precise three-dimensional facial imaging process. For Dr. Urban, this is the face of cutis laxa, a rare disorder of the body’s connective tissue.

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Emotions & Eating Disorders: A Close Link

A new study in the International Journal of Eating Disordersmakes a connection between emotion regulation and specific symptoms of anorexia nervosa.  Here, we ask Jennifer Wildes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and senior author of the paper, to explain the connection between emotions and eating disorders, and what the findings mean.

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What’s in Your Picnic Basket for International Picnic Day?

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With the warm summer sun and the perfect shade from trees, there is nothing quite like dining al fresco! Today is International Picnic Day and we are celebrating by offering healthy picnic basket ideas from a variety of UPMC’s dietary experts.  Each basket can feed two people for less than $20. Most items don’t require much preparation, but some should be refrigerated so be sure to keep these groceries cool until you’re ready to eat.
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