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Volume 37 Issue 19

How does menopause affect quality of life? >

May 26th, 2005

Researchers halted a national study several years ago when they discovered that hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women could increase their risk of heart disease and breast cancer. Many women put down their prescriptions and looked for answers. But the answers remain illusive. While other studies have found similarly harmful effects from hormone replacement therapy […]

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Study looks at how to make physical activity a habit >

May 26th, 2005

The average American child watches four or more hours of television each day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And 60 percent of U.S. adults are not physically active on a regular basis. It’s become routine to hear statistics about how the American public is inactive and overweight, spending too much time […]

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Human Resources moving to electronic application system >

May 26th, 2005

Beginning June 15, Human Resources will implement the first phase of a new on-line employment system for all open staff positions. PittSource, an Internet-based system whereby an applicant maintains a secure personal user account to apply for all non-teaching Pitt positions, will replace the current applicant-tracking software. The new system will eliminate paper resumes and […]

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UPMC, IBM announce pact >

May 26th, 2005

IBM and UPMC announced that they have entered into an eight-year, $402 million joint development agreement to address some of the biggest problems facing the health care industry today. The agreement has two major components: First, UPMC’s technology infrastructure will be re-engineered completely to an on-demand environment that is geared to innovation. This endeavor, valued […]

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