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Opinion | Virus or no virus, Americans should not rely on China for medicine

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, China has drastically cut exports of personal protective equipment like masks, respirators, gowns, and goggles.

By Michael Clifford, Staff Columnist

April 16, 2020

From giving extensive state subsidies to domestic firms and blocking foreign companies from entering their market, China is not allowing honest competition. 

The Pitt Prescription: How to manage pain and stay healthy

The Pitt Prescription

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Taking care of yourself, your mind and your body is incredibly important and college students sometimes forget this. A lot of pent-up stress and pressure can lead to significant impairment of one’s immune system.

The Pitt Prescription: Caring for your cold and cough

The Pitt Prescription

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Right now, as you walk around campus, every lecture hall, study area and dorm has one thing in common — a specific sound that penetrates even the quietest parts of campus — the sound of sniffles and coughs.

Athletic trainers find balance between sports and medicine

(From left) Pitt athletic trainer Jennifer Csonka, Pitt's senior associate athletic director for sports medicine Jennifer Brown and Pitt wrestling trainer Brian Bonnar.

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018

For athletic trainers like Jennifer Csonka, the career path was the perfect balance between sports and medicine. Whether on the field or off the field, Pitt's athletic trainers are at every game, ready to take on any injuries whenever they occur.

When environmental groups overstep, progress halts

Ginger Brooks Takahashi (right) protested during the Lawrenceville Steel Foundry Public Hearing Monday night at Arsenal Middle School. (Photo by Aaron Schoen | Staff Photographer)

By Brian Gentry | Columnist

December 6, 2017

The auditorium of Arsenal Middle School contained an eclectic mix of people Monday night. In the middle aisle, a sharply dressed younger crowd in scarves and thick-rimmed glasses conversed with representatives from environmental groups such as PennEnvironment and Lawrenceville United. Meanwhile, gruff, blue-...

Editorial: NFL player safety more important than politics

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) reacts after a second half touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Nov. 12. He then received a one-game suspension for injuring Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in fourth quarter.
(Sam Riche/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 6, 2017

It seems like the National Football League won’t leave the headlines. The week 13 game Monday night between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals turned violent, resulting in a potentially life-altering spinal injury for Steelers’ linebacker Ryan Shazier and multiple players’ ejections...

Breaking a leg: Pitt med students archive their plays in art exhibit

A Scope and Scalpel exhibit in Scaife Hall showcases playbills from med student productions over the past 63 years. (Photo by Maria Heines | Staff Photographer)

By Marissa Perino / Staff Writer

July 11, 2017

Nestled deep within Falk Library atop Cardiac Hill sits one of Pitt’s most unknown gems — a small art exhibit comprised of artifacts from past plays performed by Pitt’s medical school. Annually, fourth-year med students perform a pop culture-themed play with a medical twist, called Scope & Sca...

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