Patient Resource—Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance

The Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA) is a nonprofit coalition of Pennsylvania health care providers and insurers. Its mission is to improve the...

Resolving Conflict Peacefully

By John Wilder I always tell my clients to first go and study two movies from the rental store:  THE BREAK UP, and WAR OF THE...

AVH Hosts Chest Pain Program in Vandergrift—Jan. 24

Chest discomfort or pain may be a key warning symptom of a heart attack. Too many people wait to see if the pain will...

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...