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“Depression puts low-income population at even greater risk for obesity and poor nutrition”

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This March 10, 2015 Science Daily article talks about ongoing research that could be showing that treating the mental health issues of low-income people may help decrease obesity rates among this population.  The study paid close attention to low-income African-Americans in 2 separate Pittsburgh neighborhoods to see if there was any patterns to be uncovered.

“Pitt gets $10M grant to study schizophrenia”

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This May 8, 2014 Pittsburgh Business Times article talks about a 5 year grant received by the University of Pittsburgh to study Schizophrenia.

English: The Cathedral of Learning at the Univ...

English: The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. photo by Michael G White (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“South Allegheny students stand up against stigmas of mental illness”

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This April 8, 2014 TribLive article talks about an anti-stigma initiative in the Allegheny County region to help kids better understand stigma faced by people with mental illnesses and what they can do to prevent it.

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Map of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States Public School Districts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“University of Pittsburgh researchers get $7.3M grant to study heart failure-depression link”

 

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English: The illustration shows the major signs and symptoms of heart failure. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This March 30, 2014 Trib Live News article talks about a grant awarded to the University of Pittsburgh that will allow them to study the link between heart failure and depression.  some researchers hope that this study will not only help them understand how to better care for patients with both these diagnoses but also hope the study will begin to break down the silo view of mental and physical health that causes mental and physical health to be viewed and treated as completely separate conditions.

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“Integrating Mental Health Services in Pediatric Practices Feasible, Effective, Pitt Finds”

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This March 25, 2014 release from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center  found on the Insurance.net website talks about how combining behavioral health care and physical health care for kids when they see their pediatrician

Eye and Ear, Presbyterian, and Women's Hospita...

Eye and Ear, Presbyterian, and Women’s Hospitals circa 1943, part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

can be beneficial and very doable.

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“The importance of psychiatry”

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This March 22, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about the importance of Psychiatrists and the unique role they are able to take.

Biological Psychiatry

Biological Psychiatry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Food stamp cuts to affect 3 million in Pa. and N.J.”

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This article on the Philly.com website talks about the cut to food stamps that will be felt by every recipient in the country.

“Pittsburgh bicycle maker builds wheels for man without arms”

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English: Radiation hotspots of Cesium-137 in 1996 resulting from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident. Italiano: Mappa della contaminazione di cesio-137 in Bielorussia, Ucraina, Russia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This September 23, 2013 article found on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about an amazing cyclist.  He was born in Russia without arms as a result of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown.  He was adopted from an orphanage and grew up here in the United States.  He wanted to ride a bike, and got his first introduction to riding when a phys ed. teacher rigged up a bar in place of the handlebars on a bike so he could steer the bike.  There is a video included with the article, and I have to say that as someone who is re-discovering the joy of cycling myself, this guy was truly amazing to see ride.  He pretty much was doing something that society said he wasn’t capable of doing.

“Clinic of the Future: Aiming for Faster Depression Relief “

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This June 25, 2013 article on the Wall Street Journal website talks about research using brain scan technology to see if scientists can spot biomarkers that could speed up the process of getting folks on the right treatment for their depression more quickly.

 

“Mild Brain Injuries Can Disable ADHD Kids”

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This June 26, 2013 article on Psych Central talks about the link being discovered between ADHD and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) based on a recent study done in Pittsburgh.

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will take you to a pdf file I found pertaining directly to the study the article is about.  it was found though a link in the article itself.

 

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