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SEP 15, 2014 - Health Canal

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Pitt-Developed Vaccine Proves Effective Against Deadly Middle East Virus

PITTSBURGH – A vaccine developed by an international team of scientists led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine successfully protects mice against a contagious and deadly virus spreading across the Middle East.

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SEP 15, 2014 - Health Canal

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Genetic Discovery Yields Prostate Cancer Test, Promise of Future Therapy

PITTSBURGH – A genetic discovery out of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is leading to a highly accurate test for aggressive prostate cancer and identifies new avenues for treatment.

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SEP 09, 2014 - Health Canal

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Race and Ethnicity Important When Evaluating Risk of Fat Around the Heart

PITTSBURGH – A man’s likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart – an important indicator of heart disease risk – may be better determined if doctors consider his race and ethnicity, as well as where on his body he’s building up excess fat, reveals an international evaluation led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

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SEP 04, 2014 - Washington Times

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Highmark sues UPMC over billing for cancer drugs

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Health insurer Highmark Inc. has sued the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center claiming the hospital network has overbilled it by $300 million for cancer drugs. Highmark's lawsuit contends UPMC has done that since 2010 by charging for chemotherapy treatments at doctor's offices as though they ...

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SEP 03, 2014 - Washington Times

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Regulators, Highmark spell out post-UPMC plan

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Health insurer Highmark Inc. and the Pennsylvania Insurance Department have spelled out a plan for Highmark customers to continue using doctors and some hospitals from the rival University of Pittsburgh Medical Center once Highmark's provider agreement with UPMC ends Jan. 1. Highmark says 80 percent ...

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