NEWS BLOG from UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Marathon Training Part 2: Choose Your Own Focus

This is the second in a three-part series on training for the Pittsburgh Marathon.

Dragging the human body through hundreds of miles in training and then either the 26.2-mile marathon or 13.1-mile half-marathon isn’t all feet, legs, muscles, bones, sinew, circulatory system and fuel.

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Researchers Seek Public’s Help in Halting the Spread of Flu

With flu running rampant across many parts of the United States, a frequently asked question is, “How do you prevent the spread of flu among children?”

 Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are currently investigating how the flu spreads in schools, based on how children interact with each other. And you can help by participating in a brief online survey – no matter your age – and be entered into a weekly drawing for an Amazon or iTunes gift card. (more…)

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