Epi Department News

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. 

Samuel Stebbins, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Public Health Preparedness is happy to report that he has been accepted as a Scholar in the National Public Health Leadership Institute

The new PHLI is a one-year leadership development program for high-potential leaders with a commitment to leading in their own organizations and communities, but also leading system change on the national scene. 

No added risk found in drug-coated stents

 

A Simple Test to Save Your Bones

It's easy to take your bones for granted — especially since they're built to withstand tiny fractures, often without causing symptoms. But such "silent" fractures should not go unnoticed — or untreated — according to new research published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association. 

Holiday Party

 

Pitt epidemiologist says privacy rule hinders research

 

Not All the News on Bariatric Surgery Is Good

 

Pitt to study health effects of genetics, environment

 

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