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Volume 27 Issue 8

WPIC healthy eating program accepting children, adolescents >

December 8th, 1994

The Childhood Healthy Eating Program (CHEP) at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is now accepting referrals. CHEP aims to reduce weight gain in children who are either morbidly obese (more than twice their ideal weight) or who are obese and have other psychiatric or psychological problems. In the first sessions, the child and family meet […]

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Support program begins for families with diabetic kids >

December 8th, 1994

Families with diabetic children will receive emotional and psychological support through a project sponsored by Pitt's Generations Together program, the Children's Hospital Diabetes Center and the Allegheny County Department of Aging. The project, Family Friends, matches adults 55 years of age and older with families who have a child with diabetes. Volunteers spend time with […]

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Change planned in use of CIS dial-up services >

December 8th, 1994

Starting Jan. 9, all Computing and Information Services (CIS) dial-up services will require users to log in with a Network Authorization Account username and password. This includes access to the CIS dial-up modem at 621-5954 as well as the regional dial-up lines at Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown and Titusville. Users of the CIS dial-up lines will […]

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Blue Cross Traditional plan replacement poses problems for staff, faculty at regional campuses >

December 8th, 1994

Blue Cross's proposal to become Pitt's sole provider of employee health insurance is raising the blood pressure of some faculty and staff members in Oakland (see story on page 1 and letters on page 2). But it's a non-issue at the University's four regional campuses. That's because the HealthAmerica health maintenance organization (HMO), which Pitt […]

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Pitt's main campus ranks high on U.S. News and World Report list >

December 8th, 1994

U.S. News and World Report has ranked Pitt's main campus as one of the runners-up in its "best value" list of colleges and universities. The newsweekly said its rankings "are an effort to provide families with a realistic measure of value by relating the cost of attending a school to the quality of the education. […]

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Dickson Prize goes to Salk Institute prof >

December 8th, 1994

Ronald Evans, a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will receive the 1994-95 Dickson Prize in Medicine on Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. in lecture room six, Scaife Hall. Evans, who will speak on the "Retinoid Receptors in Development and Disease" at the award […]

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Program reduces hospital stays for kidney recipients >

December 8th, 1994

A transitional outpatient program for kidney transplant recipients at Presbyterian University Hospital has reduced hospital lengths of stay while garnering positive response from patients, according to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center officials. Clinical services that customarily had been provided on an inpatient basis are provided in the Kidney Transplant Outpatient Unit for patients who now […]

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Bradford campus establishes staff association >

December 8th, 1994

If election turnout is any indication, the new University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Staff Association (UPBSA) is a big hit. Out of a possible 68 staff members on Pitt's Bradford campus eligible to vote in the staff association election on Oct. 28, 52 of them cast ballots. "It was stunning. We did not expect that […]

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