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- 3D Mammograms Now Covered By Insurance In Pennsylvania When it comes to screening for breast cancer, some women need more than just a mammogram to get a thorough look. They get a 3D picture called tomosynthesis.
- New Procedure Could Make Open Heart Surgery A Thing Of The Past Is open heart surgery about to become a thing of the past? There's a new procedure that could change the game for doctors and patients.
- Supreme Court Hears UPMC's Appeal Of Medicare Ruling The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's appeal of a lower-court ruling forcing it to maintain in-network rates for Highmark Inc.'s 182,000 Medicare Advantage customers.
- Officials Investigating After Legionella Found Again At Pittsburgh VA The Pittsburgh VA is dealing with Legionella once again, after three faucets at one of its hospitals tested positive for the bacteria.
- Dozens Rappelling Down EQT Plaza To Fight Cancer Would you jump off of a building to help fight cancer?
- Doctors Seeing Good Results With Shorter Breast Cancer Radiation Treatment Doctors in Europe and Canada have been using much shorter radiation courses for breast cancer patients with results just as good as longer courses with less breast shrinkage and skin changes.
- UPMC: Transplant Operations To Resume Immediately Officials with UPMC say they are resuming operations of their transplant program after a mold problem forced them to suspend it earlier this month.
- Researchers Compare Soaps With And Without Triclosan For more germ killing power, some soaps tout the active ingredient triclosan. But is it really all it's cracked up to be?
- CDC Investigators Looking Into UPMC Mold Outbreak Investigators with the Centers for Disease Control are in Pittsburgh today, looking into a mold outbreak at UPMC.
- High Hopes For Flu Vaccine This Season Flu vaccines are only as good as their match and this year, the match is good.
- Health Dept.’s Walk-In Clinic Providing Flu Shots The Allegheny County Health Department's walk-in clinic is providing flu shots.
- Consumer Reports Warns About Tick Dangers In Autumn You may think your risk of getting Lyme disease ends when the weather starts to cool, but by fall, adult ticks have had more time to become infected with disease-causing bacteria.
- UPMC: Fungal Infections In Patients Who Died May Be Related To Mold The mold concerns that shut down UPMC Presbyterian Hospital’s cardiothoracic intensive care unit earlier this week may be related to fungal infections two transplant patients had before they died.
- Dry Weather Means Allergies Are Here To Stay Fall may be just around the corner, but one of the big allergy triggers of late summer will likely stick around for a while.
- FDA Approves Injectable Medicines To Lower Bad Cholesterol Dwaine Harris has had two stents after bouts of chest pain.