Stop the Stigma: How This Pittsburgh Woman Came to Devote Her Life to Fighting the Addiction Narrative
Mary Hawk, chair the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, describes the stigma addicts face as an obstacle to seeking treatment, even when it’s offered.
'The Whale,' Pitt Researchers to Study Fat Representation in Film, TV
Beth Hoffman, postdoctoral associate, said the research team is limiting the analysis to medical dramas to develop a baseline and target a specific sample.
Tony Norman: Richard Garland’s prison to personal responsibility pipeline
“MOVE is the reason I’m who I am today,” Garland says.
The Ohio measles outbreak and the danger of losing herd immunity
Though measles was eradicated in the U.S. in 2000, outbreaks have occurred since, including a recent one in Columbus, Ohio.
Somerset County Chamber recognizes community movers and shakers
Behavioral and Community Health Sciences student Alyce Palko received the Harold W. Wheeler Jr. Memorial Humanitarian Award.
United Way looking to help Latinos in Lawrence County
Dr. Patricia Documet said the biggest needs revolve around the language barrier, with translation services and bilingual speakers needed.
Alcohol use is widely accepted in the US, but even moderate consumption is associated with many harmful effects
This month, millions of Americans are taking part in “Dry January” in an effort to forgo alcohol for a month and cleanse themselves of the excesses of the holiday season.
Very few Americans know drinking alcohol increases cancer risk, study finds
More than 10% of survey respondents said they believe that drinking wine actually reduces cancer risk.
Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth Often Avoid Medical Care After Negative Experience with Health Care Providers
BCHS graduate Taylor Boyer's recent study focuses on transgender and gender diverse youth.
Pitt’s Healthy Home Lab Receives Funding to Make Homes Safer for Older Adults
UPMC-Pitt is one of seven institutions to receive a portion of a $5.7 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD.
Grants of Note
It’s a Grant Quintet for Public Health