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Volume 35 Issue 13

Honors Convocation 2003 >

March 6th, 2003

Peter J Safar, Distinguished Service Professor of Resuscitation Medicine at Pitt and a pioneer in critical care medicine, was the featured speaker at the University’s 27th annual honors convocation Feb. 28. He spoke on “Thoughts About Académe and Humanism.” Safar received an honorary doctor of science degree at the convocation ceremony, held to mark the […]

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DEPRESSION >

March 6th, 2003

Based on the way depression currently is being diagnosed and treated, it will rank second only to heart disease as a global health burden by the year 2020, researchers warned the World Bank several years ago. More than 20 percent of depressed people will attempt suicide at least once during their lifetimes and about 6 […]

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A rapidly growing health problem >

March 6th, 2003

“How many of you have a family member or a close friend who, at some point in the last 10 to 15 years, has suffered from depression?” David J. Kupfer asked Pitt trustees during their Feb. 20 meeting. Nearly all of the 42 people at the meeting table raised their hands. As recently as a […]

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Physicians’ group urges surveillance instead of war >

March 6th, 2003

A war with Iraq would create a medical and public health disaster and could trigger massive terrorist retaliation against the United States and any allies, local members of Physicians for Social Responsibility said during a rally March 4 on the steps of Pitt’s Parran Hall. The physicians urged intensified surveillance and inspections to contain Saddam […]

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Symptoms of depression >

March 6th, 2003

• Loss of energy and interest. • Diminished ability to enjoy oneself. • Decreased — or increased — sleeping or appetite. • Difficulty in concentrating; indecisiveness; slowed or fuzzy thinking. • Exaggerated feelings of sadness, hopelessness or anxiety. • Feelings of worthlessness. • Recurring thoughts about death and suicide. If most of these symptoms last […]

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Governor's budget cuts Pitt 5% >

March 6th, 2003

Gov. Ed Rendell’s proposal to cut Pitt’s state appropriation for next year by 5 percent would reduce the University’s state funding to $14 million less than it was two years ago. Combined with $8.8 million in mid-year reductions in approved state funding that Pitt has absorbed during the last two fiscal years, Rendell’s recommended 5 […]

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How to cope with depression >

March 6th, 2003

• Recognize that there may be certain times of the day when you feel better, and use that to your advantage. • Break large tasks into smaller ones; set priorities and take things one at a time; avoid taking on too much responsibility and setting overly difficult goals. • Activities such as exercise, attending sports […]

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