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Volume 30 Issue 7

Alzheimer's disease: When forgetfulness becomes a cause for real concern >

November 20th, 1997

Alzheimer's disease: When forgetfulness becomes a cause for real concern John is a 68-year-old retiree. He lives indepen- dently with his wife, still drives a car, handles the family finances, enjoys walks and lively discussions with friends, golfs at least once a week and generally performs all of the functions of a responsible adult. But […]

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Pitt's Johnstown campus granted Phi Kappa Phi honor society chapter >

November 20th, 1997

Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ) has been granted a Phi Kappa Phi chapter by the board of directors of that national honor society. Admission to Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only. Over the past century only 277 chapters have been established nationwide. Criteria for a college to receive a chapter includes original faculty research/scholarship, the […]

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Alzheimer's center needs healthy subjects >

November 20th, 1997

UPMC Health System's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center is looking for men and women ages 65 and older to participate in its research program. Participants will visit the center for a physical and neurological examination, and to answer questions designed to help researchers better understand how a "normal" person functions on a day-to-day basis. The Alzheimer's […]

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What is a good death? >

November 20th, 1997

Charlotte Bell was a Head Start teacher working in the Minneapolis area in December 1989 when she suffered a stroke and died. In a gesture of love, Bell's family placed a card bearing the photos of her students in her coffin. It was then that the trouble started. As it turned out, 20 of the […]

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Chemotherapy a benefit in most cases of breast cancer, new Fisher study shows >

November 20th, 1997

Results of a new study by the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, combined with earlier NSABP findings, indicate that nearly all breast cancer patients could benefit from chemotherapy. The new study, led by Pitt researcher and NSABP founder Bernard Fisher, indicates that chemotherapy plus the anti-estrogen drug tamoxifen is more effective than tamoxifen […]

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UPCI provides free information via toll-free telephone number, Web site >

November 20th, 1997

The public can find out about the latest in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment studies by accessing the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) through the Internet and by calling UPCI's toll-free Cancer Information and Referral Service. The local number is (412) 624-1115. The UPCI World Wide Web page address is: http://www.upci.edu The toll-free […]

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