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Each year, Pittsburgh Mercy teams participate in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community to raise money to benefit one of our services. This year, the effort supports Operation Safety Net®, our award-winning, innovative medical and social service outreach program for the unsheltered homeless population in Allegheny County. To build the excitement, we have a Kick-off Cook-off featuring healthy food made by our talented "chefs." Here are the winners: Jill Deitch, third place; Stephanie Murtaugh, second place; and Rachel Wachter, first place. To learn more about supporting the walk, visit http://ow.ly/WoLw309uc1F
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Pittsburgh Mercy is cited in this PublicSource story about the possible impact of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). http://ow.ly/E7Ey309pjQ2

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Only two days left! We're really making some noise during national #SmokeFreeMovies Week of Action. Want to join us? There's still time to sign up for our Thunderclap to share your support and invite your friends and family to raise their voices in an even louder chorus. Now's the time to tell Hollywood that depicting smoking in youth-rated films isn't healthy for our kids or our nation. Join our #RateSmokingR Red Carpet chorus on Feb 26! http://thndr.me/HQmzkc

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In 2003, Dartmouth researchers published a landmark longitudinal study that followed more than 2,600 adolescents for up to two years. After controlling for other factors bearing on smoking initiation, they found that the more smoking in movies kids saw, the more likely they were to start to smoke: a dose-response effect. Kids who saw the most smoking in movies were nearly three times more likely to start smoking than kids who saw the least. Sign up for our Thunderclap and ask your friends to join in the chorus, telling #Hollywood to #RateSmokingR. http://thndr.me/HQmzkc

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Please support Pittsburgh Mercy’s #veterans services programs by purchasing these beautiful notecards! Thank you! http://ow.ly/jDLc309imV8
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Giving an R rating to future movies with smoking would be expected to reduce the number of teen smokers by nearly 1 in 5 (18%) and prevent 1 million deaths from smoking among children alive today. — US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014. Sign up for our Thunderclap and ask your friends to join in the chorus, telling #Hollywood to #RateSmokingR. http://thndr.me/HQmzkc
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Dr. J. Todd Wahrenberger of Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center weighs in on a study about prescribing psychiatric meds to seniors in the Post-Gazette editorial.

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Join with our teams participating in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community to benefit Operation Safety Net®, Pittsburgh Mercy’s innovative, award-winning medical and social service outreach program for the unsheltered homeless population in Allegheny County. To register for the walk and/or create a team, please go to http://hcf.convio.net/PMRegistration
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