For hospitals, the third week of September is one of the busiest weeks of the year.
A teenager was shot early Friday morning on the North Side.
Just as trauma centers are designated by level — with a level one trauma center being the most proficient — hospitals are getting stroke designations as well by the Joint Commission, a hospital accrediting body.
Police are looking for the person who stole two wallets from a woman’s purse in a hospital waiting room.
On this edition of Medical Frontiers, Dr. Pifer is joined by West Penn System Cardiologists Dr. George Gabriel and Dr. Travis Wilson.
Dr. Pifer was joined by AGH Orthopaedic Surgeon Brad Palmer to discuss Upper Extremity Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Gerald Pifer is joined by Doctors Jose Oliva and Kusum Tom from the AGH Liver Transplant program.
Mike Pintek was joined on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA by Dr. David Skoner of Allegheny General Hospital Director of Allergy and Immunology.
This week on Medical Frontiers, Dr. Gerald Pifer and Dr. Ashis Tayal, Allegheny General Hospital stroke neurologist and director of the AGH Stroke Center, talk about strokes.
Dr. Pifer was joined in the NewsRadio1020 KDKA Studio for Medical Frontiers by Dr. Kathleen Erb, Dr. Bill Poller and Dr. Larry Wickerham.
Police are investigating a shooting in Pittsburgh’s Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood. A woman was reportedly shot in chest in the 2700-block of Brighton Road.
Dr. Gerald Pifer was joined on NewsRadio1020 KDKA for Medical Frontiers by Dr. Robert Keenan and Dr Marvin Balaan.
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.
With all the hot weather this summer, 2012 has had 13 ozone action days so far – already more than last year’s nine days, seven in 2010 and six in 2009. Breathing ozone can trigger coughing, a scratchy throat, or worse, it can aggravate asthma and emphysema.
Dr. Gerald Pifer was joined in the studio by Dr. George Small on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA for Medical Frontiers. Dr. Small is a neurologist and medical director of Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western PA at Allegheny General Hospital.