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Archive for May, 2014

In the News: Fibroid Surgery

Late last month, Johnson & Johnson suspended sales of power morcellators, tools used for uterine fibroid surgery, because of a potential risk of spreading uterine cancer.  Since the FDA advisory and subsequent action by Johnson & Johnson, several prominent hospitals have announced they will stop utilizing power morcellators until further review is conducted.

W. Allen Hogge, M.D., chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, answers questions about power morcellators, and explains why UPMC hasn’t suspended use of the tools. (more…)

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UPMC Grounds Crew Plants Trees in Frick Park

The grounds crew from UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside planted 10 trees Monday in Frick Park in celebration of Arbor Day.

UPMC collaborated with the park manager and a city forester to complete the project. The trees, which UPMC Engineering and Maintenance donated to the city, were planted in a section of the park where a large number of oaks were removed due to disease. (more…)

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