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New Study Reveals Sun’s Potential Harmful Effects On Kids

A new study shows many children and adolescents are not protecting themselves from the sun’s harmful rays and they could pay the price later in life.


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Tumor DNA Testing To Help Guide Treatment For DCIS

For women with a type of breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, a new test is available to help guide treatment and determine if radiation is the proper course of action.


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Maximize Your Memory: Tips To Improving Memory

Who hasn’t forgotten someone’s name, misplaced their keys, or walked into a room and forgotten why they entered? Over the past year, studies have shown that there are ways to remember things better.


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3D Imaging Being Developed For Face Transplants

It looks like something out of a science-fiction movie or a spy thriller. But, some new technology is being developed to help with face transplants.


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Injections To Relieve Chronic Shoulder Pain

Many people with shoulder pain try physical therapy and medication to relieve their symptoms. Now there might be another treatment — injections. Dr. Maria Simbra reports on the technique.


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New Details Released About West Penn Hospital Renovations

Major upgrades are coming to West Penn Hospital. Officials announced the details during a news conference Wednesday morning.


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Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Being Misdiagnosed For Curable Ailment

Millions of people in this country have been diagnosed with devastating and debilitating diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia. However, some of those people may be suffering from a completely different condition that can be cured.


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Gluten-Free Food Regulations Could Come In 2012

New regulations could be put into place regarding gluten-free foods as soon as next year.


Awareness Month Guide

September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Awareness Month Guide: The basics about prostate cancer, plus news and events.


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FDA To Decide By April 26 On New Xgeva Application

Amgen today announced the FDA plans to decide by April 26 on its application to expand the use of its bone treatment drug Xgeva to prevent or delay the spread of advanced prostate cancer.


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Q&A Tuesdays with Mike Pintek 7-12-11

Mike Pintek was joined in the studio by Dr. Bruce Dixon, the Allegheny County Health Department Director.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/12/2011


Knocking Out The Side Effects Of Colorectal Cancer Treatment

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By Andrew Spiegel Colon Cancer Alliance One of the keys to eradicating colon cancer is awareness. Being aware of risk factors, symptoms, family history and screening options will not only help in fighting the disease […]



Football Star Says His Mission Is To Save Lives

By The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons No one expects to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, especially a former professional football player who takes pride in staying in good physical condition. Yet that’s […]