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More Organs Available For Transplant Because Of Opioid EpidemicNew findings out this week show more organs are available for transplant in the U.S. because of the opioid epidemic.
Dry Leaf To Be Added To Pa. Medical Marijuana Program This SummerPatients registered in Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program will soon be able to consume it in dry leaf or flower form.
Doctors Divided On Best Treatment Options For Type 2 DiabetesKeeping your diabetes in check can be tough, and doctors are divided on the best treatment options. So what's best for you?
Study: Even One Drink A Day Could Shorten Life ExpectancyDrinking one alcoholic drink on a daily basis could shorten your life expectancy, a new study suggests.
Children’s Book Cart Bringing Comfort To NICU Babies, ParentsHaving a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit can put a lot of stress on parents, but some generous donations have helped bring some much-needed relief for families.
World Medical Marijuana Conference Opens In PittsburghA 3-day world medical cannabis conference opened at the Convention Center on Thursday.
State's Medical Marijuana Drought Ending As Growers Come On LineIt's been a frustrating launch for medical marijuana in the state of Pennsylvania, with stops and starts from shortages of supply. But that's all about to change.
Jumping For Julie: Traveling Trampoline Helping To Raise Awareness About Organ DonationA heart transplant patient, who is receiving treatment at Allegheny General Hospital, is helping to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation.
More Than 45 Years Later, Clemente Jr. Still Dealing With Trauma Connected To His Father’s DeathWhen Pittsburgh Pirates' legend Roberto Clemente died in a tragic plane crash back in 1972, it changed more than Pittsburgh sports history, it changed the way Roberto Jr., just 7-years-old at the time, saw the world.
Pa. Medical Marijuana Board Recommends Allowing Plant SalesA state medical marijuana board is recommending that Pennsylvania allow the sale of marijuana in dry leaf form, in theory to allow users to vaporize and inhale it.
Pittsburgh One Of Eight Sites Testing New Technology To Detect Breast CancerPittsburgh is one of eight research sites testing new technology that could better detect breast cancer for many women.
Report: Opioid Addiction Costs Employers $2.6B A Year For CareA new report shows large employers spent $2.6 billion to treat opioid addiction and overdoses in 2016, an eightfold increase since 2004. More than half went to treat employees' children.

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