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Rural-Urban Flip: How Changing ACA Rules Affected Health Insurance Premium Costs

People in rural areas of the U.S. who receive subsidies to buy health insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplaces pay less in premiums than their counterparts in urban areas, a flip that occurred in 2018 and has been widening since, according to...
26-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Fertility Treatment, Not Maternal Age, Causes Epigenetic Changes in Mouse Offspring

Epigenetic disorders are more common among children born through assisted reproductive technology. A new mouse study suggests that the fertility treatments themselves are to blame, not the age of the mother.
25-Nov-2019 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Menopause Isn’t the Only Reason for Low Libido in Older Women

A qualitative study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that women in their 60s report various reasons behind why they lack libido – including sexual dysfunction in their partners.
13-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Pitt School of Dental Medicine Establishes Opioid-free Prescribing Guidelines

The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine is the first in the nation to establish opioid-free pain management guidelines for the vast majority of procedures performed in all of its clinics.
14-Nov-2019 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Identical Twin Kidney Transplants Warrant Gene Sequencing, Researchers Say

Using U.S. transplant registry data, clinical researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that kidney transplants between identical twins have high success rates, but also surprisingly high rates of immunosuppressant use.
5-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Opioid-Related Gifts from Pharma Companies Linked to Physician Prescribing by Specialty

Physicians who received gifts from pharmaceutical companies related to opioid medications were more likely to prescribe opioids to their patients in the following year, according to a new analysis.
30-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bacterial Lifestyle Steers the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance

How bacteria live – whether as independent cells or in a communal biofilm – determines the course of their evolution, with implications for drug-resistant infections.
23-Oct-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Seeks to Guide Maternal Weight Gain in Twin Pregnancies

New research led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and published today in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology is beginning to establish evidence-based guidelines for maternal weight gain while pregnant...
7-Oct-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A $19 billion world-renowned health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. UPMC provides more than $900 million a year in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 87,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 3.5 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. As UPMC works in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside on its annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. UPMC Enterprises functions as the innovation and commercialization arm of UPMC, and UPMC International provides hands-on health care and management services with partners around the world. For more information, go to


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