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Revolutionary Procedure Offers Help For Lymphedema PatientsFor some cancer patients, lymphedema can be a serious complication after surgery. But, there's a revolutionary new procedure that can now help.
Laid Up With 'Man Flu'? It's Real, Researcher SaysDon't doubt it: "Man flu" is real, or so says one Canadian researcher who was "tired of being accused of overreacting."
New Plan Offers More Health Care Choices For Senior CitizensGovernor Tom Wolf introduced a plan Thursday that should make it possible for seniors to live at home longer.
What Is Spine Stabilization?: Understanding Ryan Shazier's SurgerySpine stabilization is done for a number of disorders -- degeneration of the spine, tumors, and traumatic fractures.
Pittsburgh Child Health Advocates Call On Lawmakers To Fund CHIPThe failure of Congress and the state legislature to reauthorize the CHIP has real consequences for children in this region.
Some Doctors Concerned Flu Vaccine May Only Reduce Risk By 10 PercentThe flu has arrived here in Pennsylvania. There is concern this year's flu vaccine may only reduce risk by 10 percent.
EMS Virtual Drive, A State-Of-The-Art Simulator, Helping Responders Learn To Negotiate Dangerous Road ConditionsEMS West, the regional EMS Council covering 16 counties in Western Pennsylvania, and UPMC have partnered to bring EMS Virtual Drive to rescue workers.
Spinal Cord Contusions, Concussions Both Serious Nerve InjuriesSpinal cord contusions are a serious injury. Inflammation and bruising to the spinal cord can be a devastating problem for function.
Study Examines Growing Concerns About Teenagers And Smartphone AddictionThere is growing concern about cell phone addiction and young people.
Man Sues Kennywood, Says He Got Eye-Eating Parasite While On Raging Rapids RideA lawsuit has been filed against Kennywood alleging that a man contracted an eye-eating parasite from one of the park’s water rides.
Expert Links Spike In Teen Anxiety, Depression To Smartphone, Social Media DependencyTeenage angst never been more apparent than in this generation and it could be linked with the rise in popularity of the smartphone.
Medical Marijuana Delayed As Operators Try To Overcome RoadblocksGrowers and distributors have been struggling to get the medical marijuana industry off the ground in Pennsylvania.

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