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 Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, along with several local insurers, announced the launch of an outpatient recovery center for pregnant women.
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Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, along with several local insurers, announced the launch of an outpatient recovery center for pregnant women.

Magee-Womens, insurers launch recovery center for pregnant addicts

The move comes at a time when heroin use and prescription drug abuse have reached epidemic levels.


Pittsburgh grandmothers band together, whip up anti-HPV push

An international “Grandmother Power” movement is giving grandmothers a new role as activists in local communities.



Commission examines Pennsylvania school funding

Speakers noted the difficulty of reaching a formula that could fairly distribute state money to the many types of schools in Pennsylvania.



Obituary: Donald Gruda / One of the area’s best adult soccer players in 1950s and ’60s

Donald Gruda was a skilled soccer player during an era when the game was not as widely popular as it is today.


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Holder meets with Ferguson community, investigators

The county prosecuting attorney opened grand jury hearings that he said could be hearing evidence until mid-October.



Obama weighs broader move on immigration

The move could blunt Republicans’ election-year criticism of the president’s go-it-alone approach to immigration.


 

World


U.S. special forces tried to rescue captive Americans in Syria

Commandos in the first known U.S. ground operation in Syria engaged militants in a fierce firefight.



Journalist militants killed was driven to tell stories of oppressed peoples

James Foley had acknowledged the peril journalists face covering the world’s most dangerous places.


 
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Chief Financial Officer says UPMC is holding its own

UPMC is well positioned going into the final months of its contract with Highmark, as it continues to gain share in a shrinking market.



Grants aimed at reducing runoff into Lake Erie

The money will dent the flow of fertilizer and manure  feeding the algae blooms that threaten the supply of drinking water from Lake Erie.


 

Early Returns


Council is all wet

The latest not-so-hot news from Grant Street from our colleague Robert Zullo:

It was about what you'd expect from a


Ice bucket brigade grows

Picking up the gauntlet thrown down by his colleague, Rep. Bob Brady, D-Phila., Rep. Mike Doyle accepted the ice bucket challenge,



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