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New policy will open up end-of-life care dialogue between patients and caregivers

“The conversation should not start in the last two weeks, when everybody expects the patient to die,” said Dr. Bernard Bernacki.

 Margaret Cerra works on uneven surfaces with the guidance of physical therapist Mike Tardio during her third week of therapy after having hip replacement surgery at AGH.

Home care program aims to cut hospital readmission rates

Communication between hospitals and post-acute care providers is getting new attention as Medicare escalates penalties against hospitals.

Maker won’t cut list price of drug after 5,000% hike

Turing caused a furor in September when it acquired the drug and immediately raised the price from $13.50 a tablet to $750 a tablet.



Getting marathon ready

Each Tuesday leading up to the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon/UPMC Health Plan Half-Marathon May 3, local fitness experts from the Wellness N'at Blog will team up with the PG's Gretchen McKay to provide insights and inspiration to get you marathon ready.


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