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3 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Dementia patients more likely to get implanted pacemakers, says Pitt study

People with dementia are more likely to get implanted pacemakers for heart rhythm irregularities, such as atrial fibrillation, than people who don't have cognitive difficulties, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health

7 hrs ago | HON

Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats

People who have dementia and heart rhythm irregularities are more likely to get a pacemaker than people without dementia, new research has found.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cardiology, Alzheimer's, Health

15 hrs ago | Weirton Daily Times

From Bloomingdale to Senegal

One of the first things Courtney Pedersen did when she came home after spending two and a half years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal was to visit Marta Lee's Ice Cream stand in East Springfield.


Related Topix: Bloomingdale, OH, Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Budget worries halt plans

Autism education at the University of Pittsburgh. Emergency response through the Salvation Army.


Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The politics of the climate change debate

It may not happen with a bang. No guns or bombs. No political assassinations or ultimatums borne of diplomatic alliances.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Environment

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Why Wilford Payne is known as the Johnny Appleseed of local health centers

When a health center serving the poor in New Kensington was having management and financial trouble in 2008, state Sen. Jim Ferlo knew the man to call for help.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Pittsburgh, PA, Allegheny County, PA, Youngstown State University

Bradford Today

Gleason named director of Academic Advising Center at Pitt-Bradford

Sue Gleason has been named the new director of the Academic Advising Center at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.


Related Topix: Bradford, PA

HealthLawProf Blog

Health Law Clinic Faculty Position Announcement

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Clinical Professor to teach in and direct the School's Health Law Clinic.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Social Security, Personal Finance

Planned changes to law stir worry

Updates to the state's Right to Know law, including more disclosure requirements for state-related universities such as Pitt and Penn State and curbing the rights of prison inmates to request some information, could be in the works when legislators return to Harrisburg in the fall.


Related Topix: Penn State University Park, Temple University, Lincoln University, PA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Medical News

Molecular testing panel increases likelihood of performing correct...

The routine use of a molecular testing panel developed at UPMC greatly increases the likelihood of performing the correct initial surgery for patients with thyroid nodules and cancer, report researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute , partner with UPMC CancerCenter.


Related Topix: Thyroid Cancer, Health, Oncology, Medicine

The Daily Advance

Albemarle Neighbor: Bernie Blystone

As one of the first physical therapists to practice in Elizabeth City, Bernie Blystone has helped thousands of patients in four decades.


Related Topix: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Medicine, Elizabeth City, NC, Moyock, NC, Kitty Hawk, NC, Manteo, NC


Massive Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium Coming to Duquesne

A summer's worth of work for undergraduate researchers will culminate in the 17th annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium of Duquesne University's Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences on Friday, July 25. This year, 118 students will make their research public in one of the school's largest symposia.


Related Topix: Duquesne University, Education Etc., Carnegie Mellon University

Burlington Times News

Men charged with murder in UNC professor's death

Derick Davis II, 23, of Durham, and Troy Arrington Jr., 27, of Chapel Hill, are accused of assaulting and robbing Liu on Wednesday afternoon.


Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC

Business Journal

Personalities of Pittsburgh: Duquesne Law Dean Gormley on mentors,...

Duquesne University School of Law Dean Kenneth Gormley is profiled in the Business Times' Personalities of Pittsburgh series, but anyone who has encountered the educator, author, former mayor of Forest Hills and one-time bear wrestler knows Gormley can't be confined to a single page.


Related Topix: Duquesne University

Business Journal

Point Park University elects Cibik to Board of Trustees

Point Park University's Board of Trustees voted Thursday evening to elect Dr. Lisa Marie Cibik as its newest member.


Related Topix: Point Park University

Thu Jul 24, 2014


Charlotte LGBT center appoints four new board members

Four new board members were installed to lead the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte on Tuesday as the organization continues to move toward a more strategic operating plan and rebuild trust in the community.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania

Business Journal

Kaufman fund to support $1.95M in basic research at Pennsylvania universities

On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Foundation announced $1.95 million in grants from the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation that will be used to support basic research at six Pennsylvania universities.


Related Topix: Carnegie Mellon University, Penn State University Park, Lehigh University, University of Pennsylvania

The Jersey Journal

Flemington family law firm announces new partners

Nadine Maleski LLC is pleased to announce that Adam M. Eisenhut and Katarzyna A. Zielinski have become partners of the firm.


Related Topix: Flemington, NJ, Family, Parenting, Hunterdon County, NJ, Boston University

Health News Digest

UPMC-Developed Test Increases Odds of Correct Surgery for Thyroid Cancer Patients

PITTSBURGH, July 24, 2014 - The routine use of a molecular testing panel developed at UPMC greatly increases the likelihood of performing the correct initial surgery for patients with thyroid nodules and cancer, report researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute , partner with UPMC CancerCenter .


Related Topix: Thyroid Cancer, Health, Oncology, Medicine, Genetics

The Intelligencer

Alio Scenna

Former Wheeling barber and businessman, Alio M. Scenna, 86, of Wheeling passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.


Related Topix: Wheeling, WV