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Cooking for 1 or 2 can be simple and healthy

 

Your neighbor could be a hero or heroine

 

Pitt receives $10 million from Gates Foundation

Vaccine Modeling Initiative will use computer models to determine most successful vaccine technologies to quickly control epidemics. 

Department of Epidemiology to host "The Tipping Point" in Fall 2008

 

Many with diabetes don't know they have the disease

Aunt Joan has been complaining about how tired she was.  She is 60 years old and has been very active her whole life.  

Fishy diet may protect against clogged arteries

Mexico City, July 28 (Reuters) - A diet rich in oily fish, which contains omega 3 fatty acids, may be why middle-aged men in Japan have fewer problems with clogged arteries than white men and men of Japanese descent in the United States, a study has found. 

Caution on cell phone use

Group sees possible link to brain cancer. An international group of 23 prominent doctors and public health researchers and officials is warning that cell phone use may increase the risk of brain cancer. 

The “10 Keys”™ to Healthy Aging in Butler

The Center for Healthy Aging recently began a collaboration with Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) and Concordia Home Health to train their staffs in the“10 Keys”™ to Healthy Aging. 

Take charge of protecting yourself against UV rays

Summer is a time for picnics, ballgames, and outdoor activities. As you step outdoors and welcome the beautiful day, it is essential to remember to protect yourself from weather conditions. 

McKeesport SHIP (State Health Improvement Plan) receives 2008 Pennsylvania Department of Health SHIP Affiliated Partnership Award

 

Weight gain may be healthy when it comes to type 1 diabetes

 

CHA’s “10 Keys”™ to Healthy Aging is Now Global

 

Roberta Ness Honored by Girl Scouts

 

Roberta B. Ness, MD, MPH Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Professor of Epidemiology, Medicine and Ob/Gyn, has been selected to receive the Girl Scouts Women and Girls of Distinction Honoree in Technology and Innovations 2008 Award.

The Women & Girls of Distinction Award recognizes twelve outstanding women and girls from the region who have excelled in one of the following six award categories: Arts & Humanities, Advocacy, Community Service, Healthy Initiatives, Professional / Leadership, and Technology & Innovation. 

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