PA Hospital Assn. to Lead Federal Patient Safety Project in PA

HAP named to Hospital Engagement Network by HHS Secretary Sebelius; program will target preventable hospital-acquired conditions, readmissions, complications As announced yesterday by U.S. Health and Human...

Southwest Regional, UPMC Partner to Enhance Emergency Care

Southwest Regional Medical Center recently announced an agreement to partner with Emergency Resource Management Inc. (ERMI).  ERMI, part of UPMC, is one of the...

Diet Myths

By Juliet Zuercher, RD The American culture is obsessed with thinness, and therefore, equally obsessed with weight loss. On any given day, millions of women...

Could Mom Have Been Wrong? Discovering the Truth Behind Common Myths and Misconceptions

By Brian Udermann Oh the wonderful advice many of us were given by our parents.  Don’t sit too close to the TV, take that bandage...

New Hospitalist Expands Team

Southwest Regional Medical Center recently welcomed Arpita Basu, MD, MPH as a full time Hospitalist.  Dr. Basu joins Jami Diamond Boris, MD and Amber...

How Yoga Helped Me Navigate Choppy Waters

By Melanie Camp I was 56 years old and I found that I fit the statistic of the average age of widowhood. I felt too young to...

Preparing and Protecting Children For Emergencies

Pediatric Alliance Doctor Provides Tips for Keeping Families Safe and Well-Prepared With emergencies such as flooding and power outages happening in the Pittsburgh region all...

Depression: How Do You Know If You or Someone You Love Needs Help?

By Debra Fox Depression is a serious illness that can strike anyone at any time.  Life’s stressors can sometimes be overwhelming, ultimately leading to a...

Loving Your Heart—Veggies and Sweat Versus Prescription Drugs

By Ross Blair, CEO, Planprescriber.com America has a big problem with heart disease — both in terms of the number of people with the condition and...

Fast Food and the Lean, Mean Teen—Seven Ways to Make Healthier (and Skinnier) Choices...

Being a teen is tough. Most days your schedule is jam-packed with activities from the time you crawl out of bed to the time...