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Fighting Vs. Fueling Allergies With Food

Spring allergies are in full bloom and you may already be taking medicines to prevent or treat symptoms. But is there anything else you can take?

04/25/2013

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Medical Frontiers: Vascular Surgery

Dr. Pifer hosted Medical Frontiers and talked to West Penn Allegheny Health System Vascular Surgeon Dr. Carlos Rosales to talk about vascular surgery.

04/01/2013

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Controversy Brewing Over Performing CPR

Controversy has sparked over whether CPR would have saved the life of an 87-year in California.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/05/2013

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Zagurski Perfect Again For Pirates

Newcomer Mike Zagurski may be a longshot to make the Pirates’ 25-man roster, but he’s yet to give up a hit in Spring Training.

03/03/2013

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Learn How To Protect Yourself From The Super Bug

The KDKA Morning show with Larry and John was joined by Jos Kleynjans, Bactronix CEO and AJ Powell, Bactronix Partner talking about super bug prevention.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/04/2012

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Medical Frontiers: Breast Cancer

Dr. Pifer was joined in the NewsRadio1020 KDKA Studio for Medical Frontiers by Dr. Kathleen Erb, Dr. Bill Poller and Dr. Larry Wickerham.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/01/2012

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Where Does WPAHS Go From Here?

For many who have followed this dance between the local healthcare giants — it sometimes seems like we just keep going around in circles. But Friday’s announcement does carry some risks for those served by West Penn Allegheny — even if that risk is not yet measurable.

09/28/2012

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Doctors Study New Class Of Medication For Rheumatoid Arthritis

Because of rheumatoid arthritis, Lynda Weinel was limited in what she could do. “My husband had to take me to the doctor’s because I couldn’t raise my arms up to hold the steering wheel,” says the 70-year-old Cranberry woman.

09/21/2012

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Medical Frontiers talks Lung Disease

Dr. Gerald Pifer was joined on NewsRadio1020 KDKA for Medical Frontiers by Dr. Robert Keenan and Dr Marvin Balaan.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/17/2012

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New Father Recalls Security Experience At Magee

Newborns are priceless and hospitals take the safety of these precious babies very seriously – something they explain to new parents. Adam Kirk and his wife Kristin just had a baby at Magee Women’s Hospital 10 weeks ago. The baby got two ID bands — one for the wrist, one for the ankle. Mom got an ID band, too.

08/24/2012

Medical Frontiers: Rheumatologic Diseases

Dr. Gerald Pifer was joined on NewsRadio1020 KDKA’s Medical Frontiers by Dr. Angela Stupi. Dr. Stupi is a West Penn Allegheny Health System Rheumatologist.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/20/2012

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Medical Frontiers talks about Vascular Sugery

Dr. Pifer was joined in the studio on NewsRadio1020 KDKA’s Medical Frontiers by Dr. Bart Chess to talk about Vascular Surgery.

07/30/2012

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Medical Frontiers: Renal Disease

Dr. Gerald Pifer was joined in the studio for Medical Frontiers on NewsRadio1020 KDKA by Dr. Barbara Clark and Dr. Khaled Nashar.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/23/2012

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Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast For Tuesday

Tomorrow’s predicted heat could cause problems for certain groups of people and as a result, state environmental officials have called for an air quality action day for the Pittsburgh area.

07/02/2012