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Volume 39 Issue 6

Diabetes epidemic: Cases could reach 330 million by 2025 >

November 9th, 2006

Every day in America, 810 people die from diabetes and another 4,100 cases of the disease are diagnosed. Every day 230 lose a limb, 120 learn they need dialysis and 55 go blind, all because of diabetes. “These things are preventable,” Linda Siminerio, executive director of the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute, told an audience […]

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Diabetes epidemic: Dispelling common myths >

November 9th, 2006

Linda Siminerio, executive director of the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute, outlined a half-dozen myths about diabetes in her Oct. 26 talk about the worldwide diabetes epidemic. • Myth No. 1: “Borderline diabetes” or having a “touch of sugar” is less serious than having diabetes. Siminerio said that these terms are outdated and that in […]

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Diabetes epidemic: Are you at risk? >

November 9th, 2006

Early detection of diabetes can reduce the chances of developing complications. The American Diabetes Association recommends you see your doctor right away if you have one or more of these symptoms: • Frequent urination • Excessive thirst • Extreme hunger • Unusual weight loss • Increased fatigue • Irritability • Blurry vision A diabetes risk […]

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Ranking: A fact of life for business schools >

November 9th, 2006

Knowing one’s place in the pecking order isn’t just for chickens. Who doesn’t like to be able to shout, “We’re No. 1,” or at least to know where he or she stands compared with the rest of the flock? In academic circles, U.S. News & World Report is the annual arbiter of who stands where, […]

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Pitt's tech transfer revenue doubles >

November 9th, 2006

Pitt’s total revenue from intellectual property transfers more than doubled in fiscal year 2006, rising to nearly $11.9 million from almost $5.7 million last year, according to the Office of Technology Management’s annual report. Driving those numbers was the August 2005 buyout of Stentor, Inc., a licensee of Pitt image distribution and storage technology, for […]

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Oakland bridge project delayed again >

November 9th, 2006

The crumbling Boulevard of the Allies bridge over Forbes Avenue is on borrowed time, that much is certain. But for PennDOT officials it’s a race against the clock to begin a planned bridge replacement project or risk being forced to close the deteriorating span should its condition considerably worsen. Construction was to have begun last […]

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