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‘A new normal’: Student health care workers share their struggles to balance work, school

Paige Ottaviano has been working as a transporter at UPMC Presybterian during the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 30, 2020
Some of these student health care workers shared their experiences, including a changing work environment and how the personal protective equipment shortage has impacted them.

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.
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
The Pitt Prescription is a bi-weekly blog where student pharmacist and Senior Staff Writer Elizabeth Donnelly provides tips on how to stay healthy in college.
November 3, 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
The Pitt Prescription is a bi-weekly blog where student pharmacist and Senior Staff Writer Elizabeth Donnelly provides tips on how to stay healthy in college.
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.
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)
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...

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)
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...

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)
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,...

Tamiflu shortage leaves some students feeling queasy

Tamiflu shortage leaves some students feeling queasy
January 24, 2013

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