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2 hrs ago | Times Herald

University of Pittsburgh study connects Top 40 hits, binge drinking

Beer signs light the bar at Willies, as students drink, dance and socialize in Columbia, Mo., on Saturday, Sept.


Related Topix: Columbia, MO, University of Missouri

5 hrs ago | Bradford Today

Summer camps and workshops planned for kids and teens

The University of Pittsburgh will host academic, athletic and arts camps for students in kindergarten through high school this summer.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Bradford, PA, Media, PA

5 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Living life without feeling like a fraud

A counselling client of mine "Allie" had just been promoted at her law firm. I asked if she was excited.


Related Topix: Harvard University, Psychology, Science

hosted 9 hrs ago | Revolution Health | Revolution Health

Music Aimed at Teens Often Promotes Drinking

The references to alcohol brands, which are most common in rap, R&B and hip hop songs, are often associated with the depiction of a luxury lifestyle that includes partying and risky behavior, such as violence, drug use and degrading sexual activity , according to the University of Pittsburgh researchers. For the study, the investigators analyzed 793 of the most popular songs among youths between 2005 and 2007 and discovered that about 25 percent of the songs that mention alcohol also mention a specific alcohol brand.


Related Topix: Health

13 hrs ago |

For some Pitt students, UPMC could soon be out of network

A University of Pittsburgh sophomore's broken ankle has exposed a new twist in the ongoing Highmark-UPMC contract dispute - beginning Jan. 1, likely thousands of Pitt students with Highmark insurance could have limited or no access to non-emergency care at the health system affiliated with the university they attend.


Related Topix: Bethel Park, PA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Pittsburgh Magazine

10 Ways Pittsburgh's Medical Community is Changing the World

She imagines that the chocolate is moving toward her, coming close enough for her to take a nibble - and it does.


Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA

Business Journal

Suresh: 36 companies expected to spin out of Carnegie Mellon this year

One notable presence at the groundbreaking for a new 217,000-square-foot office building at Bakery Square was Subra Suresh .


Related Topix: Carnegie Mellon University

All About Jazz

EDUCATION: NJPAC and Montclair State University Launch New All-Female ...

Grammy-Nominated New Jersey Pianist Geri Allen to Serve as Artistic Director New Jersey Performing Arts Center , in collaboration with Montclair State University will offer a new, All-Female Jazz Residency as part of NJPAC's arts education offerings.


Related Topix: Montclair State University, Geri Allen, Jazz, Carmen Lundy, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New York City Travel

Pa. state Rep. Justin Simmons' challenger survives court battle

Pennsylvania state Rep. Justin Simmons faces opposition in the May primary. On Thursday, a state Commonwealth Court judge tossed a challenge to Democratic Michael Beyer's name appearing on the primary ballot.


Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett


Outrageous Pharma/Medical Conflicts of Interest

Walid Gellad, MD, MPH is both assistant professor of medicine and assistant professor of health policy at the University of Pittsburgh and a physician in the US Department of Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System.


Related Topix: Health Care Policy, Health, Milwaukee, WI, US News, Liberal Political News


Iraq's draft child marriage law seen as political stunt

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Related Topix: Wedding, Iraq, World News, Religion, Islam

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Cornell Elementary School gets new principal

Jeffrey Carter grew up in a small school district, and he wants his young sons to have the same experience.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Coraopolis, PA, Virginia Commonwealth University

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Times Observer

Parking Parley

Members of the Downtown Warren Partnership expressed concern at their Wednesday morning meeting about a downtown parking proposal unveiled last week and due to be addressed by Warren City Council that evening.


Related Topix: Downtown (Pittsburgh, PA), Wilson, PA, Warren County, PA, Industry, PA, Bradford, PA

Bradford Today

Dr. Flora Wei receives Chairs' Faculty Teaching Award at UPB

Dr. Fang-Yi "Flora" Wei, associate professor of communications, has received the 2014 Chairs' Faculty Teaching Award for excellence in teaching at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.


Related Topix: Bradford, PA

Mental Help Net

MRI Connects Vestibulopathy and Damage From Brain Injury

Damage to specific brain regions may be linked to the prognosis of concussion patients with vestibulopathy, according to a study published online April 14 in Radiology .



Prophylactic Lead Extraction at Implantable...

Correspondence to G. Stuart Mendenhall, MD, Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Scaife Hall Suite B571.3, 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.


Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA

PhysOrg Weblog

iPLEDGE isotretinoin counseling may need updating

The iPLEDGE program needs to provide women with information about more contraceptive choices, including reversible contraceptives, according to research published in the April issue of JAMA Dermatology .


Related Topix: Accutane, Isotretinoin (generic)

Tue Apr 15, 2014

POP City

Science fiction or future of emergency medicine?

Suspended animation sounds like something out of a science fiction movie. That's why the investigative team at UPMC Presbyterian describes the lifesaving technique they are ready to perform on humans for the first time ever as "Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation" or EPR.


Related Topix: Medicine, Emergency Medicine


Prediction of Fetal Hemoglobin in Sickle Cell Anemia Using an...

From the Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA ; Center for Sickle Cell Disease, Howard University, Washington, DC ; Sickle Cell Vascular Disease Section, Hematology Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD ; Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, and Vascular ... (more)


Related Topix: Boston University, Howard University, Medicine, Hematology, Genetics

Next Article: Hospital Can Copy Ex-Mayor's Computer, Federal Judge Rules

Pittsburgh's major hospital system can make a copy of the former mayor's computer in a case stemming from the ongoing dispute over the hospital's obligation to pay payroll taxes, a federal judge has ruled.