Epi Department News

Don't neglect exercise during the winter

Has the winter weather left you wondering what to do about exercise and outdoor activities? Do you find that your motivational level is low at this time of year and you feel like hibernating just like the bears? 

Evelyn Wei Fundraiser Breaks Records

The fall fundraiser benefiting the Evelyn H. Wei Scholarship Award in Epidemiology was hugely successful. 

Enjoy the holidays without all the stress

I have to think about a gift for Aunt Sally who has everything, prepare all the food for the big Holiday brunch, I have two parties to go to on the same night, plus write out all of my holiday cards. Does this sound familiar to you? 

New Introduction to SAS Course (EPIDEM 2185) Available in Spring 2009

Students will learn to use SAS by research examples. This course is for students interested in conducting research on their own using SAS, a statistical software package which is commonly used to perform data preparation and statistical analysis. 

There are healthy snack foods for hungry children

 

Caregivers need to take care of themselves, too

 

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. 

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