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Taking Simple Precautions Can Keep You and Your Family Healthy During Flu Season

The 2012-2013 flu season is already worse than we’ve seen for several years, and emergency department visits and hospitalizations related to the flu are up at UPMC by at least 10 percent compared with last year.  The Centers for Disease Control and Preventionsays 41 states have reported widespread flu activity with the peak of the flu season still to come. (more…)

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Study: Targeting Tuberculosis

The presence of a certain molecule allows the immune system to effectively police tuberculosis (TB) of the lungs and prevent it from turning into an active and deadly infection, according to a new multicenter study led by Shabaana A. Khader, Ph.D., an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The study was published today in the online version of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. (more…)

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