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FDA: Controller For Heart Pump Recalled Over DeathsFederal regulators say nearly 29,000 controllers for implanted heart pumps are being recalled after reports of 26 deaths linked to malfunctions.
Free Lead Water Testing Not Always Available To Area CustomersThe issue of lead in the water of Pittsburgh city residents has raised concerns everywhere.
Experts Offer Advice On Keeping Disease-Carrying Ticks Away From You & Your PetsTicks are literally everywhere right now, and experts are offering advice on how to keep them away from you and your pets.
Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Allows Paralyzed Man To Feel, Move ObjectsNathan Copeland can't use his own arms to move objects, he can use a robot arm just by thinking about moving it.
Fact Or Fiction: Can Certain Foods Affect Cancer Risks?Can what you eat affect your risk of cancer? There's a kernel of truth, but a bushel of hype.
‘Dire Consequences’: Doctors Warn About Dangers Of Caffeine After Teen’s DeathToo much caffeine. That is what the coroner of Richland County, South Carolina is blaming for the death of an otherwise healthy 16-year-old boy.
Restoration Procedures Working To Preserve Joints, Reduce Knee PainKnee replacement is a major surgery, but a number of alternative approaches can be used preserve the joints, which are seeing positive results.
Allegheny Co. Executive Forms Lead Task ForceAllegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced that he has formed a Lead Task Force.
Testicular Cancer In Young Men Not UncommonWhen a 25-year-old man in otherwise perfect health is diagnosed with cancer, it raises questions.
Eating Full-Fat Cheese Won't Raise Chance Of Heart Attack, Study FindsA long term study found that consuming dairy products does not raise the risk of a stroke or heart attack.
City Officials To Begin Distribution Of Free Water FiltersCity of Pittsburgh residents will begin receiving their free water filters this week.
Half-Marathon Runner Getting In Shape In Hopes Of Donating KidneyRebekah Ceidro says she had never run more than a mile at one time, until she started training recently for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon.

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