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Archive for November, 2014

The Science of Resilience: Bringing Together Environmental, Public Health Research

When talking about health, where you live matters.

To illustrate this point, former University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Dean Bernard Goldstein, M.D., charted several key health factors for the Gulf Coast during his talk Tuesday to open a session on “Healthography” at the American Public Health Association’s 2014 annual meeting in New Orleans.

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Pittsburgh EMS Crew Wins CPR Competition with Help from UPMC Experts

A Pittsburgh Emergency Medical Services (EMS) crew won first place in the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) competition at the EMS World Expo in Nashville on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh paramedics Jeffrey Tremel, from Medic 2 in Knoxville , and Justin Sypolt, from  Medic 11 in Homewood, were last-minute entries to the American Heart Association (AHA) CPR Throw Down event that included 30 teams from around the world. (more…)

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Shining a Light on Cancer: Survivors, Doctors Speak About Advances in Lung Cancer

April Rosen remembers the day she went to a local hospital for a chest X-ray in preparation for a routine medical procedure. She left with scary news: They had found an unusual spot on her lung and needed to investigate further.

That was 19 years ago. Since then, the lung cancer survivor has undergone lots of tests, surgery and other procedures in her journey and along the way has seen firsthand the advances made in the detection and treatment of lung cancer, the deadliest cancer among men and women in the U.S. (more…)

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Promoting Healthy Sleep in Older Adults

As we age, getting a good night’s sleep can become increasingly difficult, leading many older adults to take over-the-counter drugs to help them nod off.

This practice – and the dangers associated with it – was recently called to the attention of U.S. policymakers during a congressional briefing given by a workgroup led by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health aging expert Steven Albert, Ph.D. (more…)

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