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Volume 33 Issue 21

Caregiving helps spouse cope with partner's death, study shows >

June 28th, 2001

New Pitt research suggests that people who care for their sick spouses cope better when their partner dies than those who take no role in caregiving, and they have a lesser chance of depression, weight loss and poor health. The study by Richard Schulz, professor of psychiatry, epidemiology and sociology, and his colleagues is the […]

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Lead abatement project begins >

June 28th, 2001

Work began yesterday, June 27, on the first of a series of Homewood lead abatement projects co-sponsored by UPMC Health System. A joint effort of the UPMC Community Initiatives program, the Homewood Healthy Homes Collaborative (HHHC), the Allegheny County Department of Health and other local agencies, the Homewood lead abatement project hopes to help prevent […]

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On the run? Nutritionist says a healthy diet is still possible >

June 28th, 2001

In today's fast-paced world, many individuals cannot find the time to maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Eating healthy while on the run is not easy for everyone, yet there are simple changes one can make to provide for a healthier eating lifestyle, according to a UPMC nutritionist. A common problem for individuals on the […]

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UPMC clinic offers info, health care for international travelers >

June 28th, 2001

UPMC Downtown offers a full-service clinic to counsel international travelers on immunizations, antibiotics and health care planning for trips. The UPMC International Travel Clinic is the only non-governmental facility of its type in western Pennsylvania and is recognized in the National Register of International Travel Clinics. A complete inventory of all recommended vaccines is stocked […]

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UPB signs articulation pact with NY community college >

June 28th, 2001

Pitt's Bradford campus and Jamestown (New York) Community College have signed a transfer articulation agreement. JCC students with associate degrees will be guaranteed acceptance at Bradford with junior standing and can complete a bachelor's degree with four semesters of coursework. The agreement has specific admissions, enrollment and graduation requirements and is open to JCC students […]

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Telepathology program permits real-time international consults >

June 28th, 2001

A telepathology system developed by UPMC Health System has been found to be an effective means for a transplant pathologist working in a UPMC-managed facility in Palermo, Sicily, to receive real-time consultations from transplant pathologists in Pittsburgh. In the past year, more than 150 cases have been reviewed using the static image telepa-thology system, according […]

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Super-fast computers goal of quantum computation center >

June 28th, 2001

Using today's fastest computers, calculating the prime numbers of a 400-digit number would take longer than the age of the universe. Using quantum computers, in theory, the calculation would take less than a second. "Quantum computers are not simply faster computers," said Jeremy Levy, Pitt assistant professor of physics and astronomy. "They exploit the fundamental […]

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