health care

Catherine Chappell in a blue shirt and brown jacket, next to a brick wall with a neighborhood in the background
During pregnancy, patients are uniquely engaged in health care, making it a perfect window of opportunity for screening and treatment for hepatitis C, says Pitt’s Catherine Chappell.
Closeup of a man undergoing an eye test
Using a protein found in algae, a new technology partially restored the sight of a completely blind man. He can now locate, identify and count objects using the treated eye while wearing specialized goggles.
Alejandro Hoberman in a grey suit and blue shirt
A trial led by Alejandro Hoberman and published in the New England Journal of Medicine found no long-term benefit for tubes over antibiotics for childhood ear infections.
Chris Kline in a lavender shirt and purple tie
Research from Chris Kline in the School of Education shows how poor sleep health decreases the effectiveness of weight loss interventions.
A compilation of the headshots of Diego Chaves-Gnecco, Carmelo Mesa-Lago and Vyasa Sai from left to right
Diego Chaves-Gnecco, Carmelo Mesa-Lago and Vyasa Sai (ENGR ’13G) are working toward equality in health care and STEM fields.
Man in a black shirt looking at a laptop
Millions of Americans struggle to understand or express speech, and the experience can be incredibly isolating. A Pitt-supported suite of therapeutic games—now available for anyone to play—aims to help.
Eric Roberts in a checkered shirt and dark suit jacket
Scientists in the Graduate School of Public Health found that people just out of poverty face disproportionately high medical bills. Eric T. Roberts and colleagues offer four possible fixes for the problem.
an artist's depiction of the gut biome
Changing the bacteria in the gut can help patients with advanced melanoma respond to immunotherapy, according to a Pitt-UPMC study published in Science.
Esa Davis in a red and blue shirt in front of a plant
Esa Davis, associate professor of medicine and clinical and translational science, has been appointed to the national panel of experts tasked with making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services and priorities for future study.