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JAN 22, 2015 - Washington Times

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UPMC to offer transplants at Erie hospital for first time

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will offer transplant surgeries outside the city for the first time when kidney transplants are offered at UPMC Hamot hospital in Erie this summer. The move means transplant patients in northwestern Pennsylvania won't have to travel as far ...

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JAN 12, 2015 - Huffington Post

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4 Cities Where People Live The Longest

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Nearly a century ago, the average lifespan across the world was a mere 31 years old. Today, people are living longer, healthier lives, and in some countries, like Japan, Iceland, and Italy, men and women alike are living past 80 years old. Advancements in health-care, the overall decline of tobacco use and the rise of safer living ...

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JAN 09, 2015 - Health Canal

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Smoking, Alcohol, Gene Variant Interact to Increase Risk of Chronic Pancreatitis, Says Pitt Team

PITTSBURGH Genetic mutations may link smoking and alcohol consumption to destruction of the pancreas observed in chronic pancreatitis, according to a 12-year study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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