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Volume 35 Issue 12

Two members of Pitt community help poor in Guatemala >

February 20th, 2003

The incidence of cleft lips and palates varies among races and countries. But it is unusually high in Guatemala, where abnormal openings in the upper lip — with or without accompanying clefts in the roof of the mouth — appear in approximately 2 of every 1,000 births. These birth defects run in certain families. Poor […]

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Broadcast messages: love 'em or hate 'em >

February 20th, 2003

Different strokes for different folks sums up the University community’s feelings about the Pittsburgh campus broadcast message service. According to Jinx Walton, director of Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD), “The truth is we get mixed reviews about these messages. I’ve never been in a group where discussion of the system came up, that for […]

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Who can broadcast a message? >

February 20th, 2003

Computing Services and Systems Development has established guidelines for broadcast messages. Broadcast message service is available only to Pitt departments and recognized student groups. No messages announcing or promoting commercial business activities or endorsing religious views or political candidates or positions are permitted. Text for broadcast messages should be faxed to the telecommunications manager at 8-5929. […]

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Radio program aimed at senior citizens >

February 20th, 2003

Local senior citizens can learn how to improve their health by tuning in to a new radio program featuring health care professionals affiliated with the University’s Center for Healthy Aging. The 20-minute radio program, “Healthier Tomorrows,” airs on WEDO-AM 810 each Thursday at 2:30 p.m., as part of the “Gary G Variety Show.” Topics include […]

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Pitt at the Pole >

February 20th, 2003

It was during an otherwise routine faculty meeting two years ago that Bret Goodpaster learned he might be traveling to the South Pole. Andrew Stewart, chief of the Pitt medical school’s Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, where Goodpaster is an assistant professor, surprised everyone in the meeting room — including Goodpaster — when he said: […]

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UPMC launches diabetes awareness campaign >

February 20th, 2003

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) last month rolled out a public health education and awareness campaign on diabetes in western Pennsylvania. “Diabetes is a devastating disease, affecting some 17 million Americans, with an estimated 183,000, including some 60,000 who don’t even know it, in western Pennsylvania,” said Linda Siminerio, director of the University […]

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