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- Local Doctors Using Cutting-Edge Approach To Knee Replacements Hundreds of thousands of Americans get a knee replacement every year. Instead of a one-size-fits-all type of approach, what if you could customize the new knee to be exactly the same shape and size as your old one?
- Local Doctor Weighs In On Jolie’s Tough Decision To Have Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes Removed Angelina Jolie says she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week to ensure she has a long life with her husband and six children.
- Murder Suspect Escapes From W. Va. Psychiatric Hospital Police are looking for a murder suspect who escaped from a West Virginia psychiatric hospital.
- New Technology Helping To Treat Brain Tumors Treating brain tumors can be difficult, especially if they're rare or are in a particularly complicated part of the brain. Now, a combination of technologies is helping to map out a better treatment.
- Study: Diet Soda Drinkers More Likely To Have Abdominal Obesity Problems If you usually go for diet soda instead of regular to cut out a few calories, you may want to rethink your strategy.
- UPMC, Pitt, Carnegie Mellon To Work On Medical Data Sharing The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center plans to partner with Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University to collect and analyze patient health care data and, hopefully, use that information to create ways to better treat some illnesses.
- Effects Of 'Text Neck' Growing For Tech-Savvy People Doctors have come up with a new term to describe the pain many tech-savvy people are experiencing - Text Neck.
- FDA Recommends Approval Of New Drug To Treat Double Chins An FDA advisory panel unanimously recommends approval of an injectable drug called deoxycholic acid which dissolves fat. In studies of injections under the chin, MRI scans showed decreased fat over several weeks.
- Apple Watch & ResearchKit Raise Privacy Concerns Apple's announcement brought the potential for a healthier future with innovative technology that’s guaranteed to take the world by storm for its practicality and it’s privacy risks.
- FDA Study Finds Little Evidence Of Antibiotics In Milk In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.
- Wolf Administration Broadens Number Of Highmark Customers Eligible For UPMC Care The Wolf administration says it will interpret last year's consent agreement between Highmark and UPMC in a broader way than its predecessor.
- Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Provides Tuberculosis, Measles Updates The Allegheny County Health Department has been looking into cases of tuberculosis ever since a Pittsburgh Public School District student came down with the disease.
- New Findings Show Adults Less Likely To Get The Flu Than Kids When were the last two times you had the flu?
- UPMC Now Offering Online Doctor Visits Would you prefer to see a doctor in person or by computer?
- Local Man Develops Headband To Reduce Head Trauma Peters High School junior Rachel Corrigan loves playing basketball, but now she wears a special head band designed to protect her.