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.
After a traumatic event, some people have trouble sleeping, feelings of anger and heightened alertness. If this persists, it could be post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Symptoms of PTSD can affect as many as 1 in 8 people who survive.
Robotic surgery has been used to remove kidneys, do hysterectomies and prostate surgery. Doctors at Allegheny General Hospital have added another organ – the heart.
Spring time is usually when the trees start to bud followed by a runny nose, an itchy throat and itchy eyes. All of these symptoms set in earlier this year due to the mild winter.
If you or someone you know suffers from chronic headaches or migraines then you know sometimes the pain is so bad you’ll do almost anything to get relief. For some people, that means a drive northwest of Pittsburgh for an experimental treatment.
Dr. Gerald Pifer was joined in the studio on NewsRadio1020 KDKA for Medical Frontiers by Dr. Rahila Essani and Dr. Shyam Thakkar.
Dr. Gerald Pifer was joined in the studio by Dr. John Lister, Dr. Entezam Sahovic and Dr. Salman Fazal to talk about blood cancers.
Dr. Pifer was joined in the studio today by Dr. Jack Wilberger and Dr. James Valeriano of Allegheny General Hospital Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery.
Rob Pratte talked with Dr. Patrick DeMeo, Chairperson Department of Orthopedic Surgery and WPAHS Division Director Sports Medicine, about everything that is going on with the health care situation that Pittsburgh is in.
Prior to Wednesday night, Joe Paterno’s power base was legendary at Penn State. Modern history is full of those who have amassed power and used it in contrasting ways.
A woman whose breast cancer came back after she beat it looked to an alternative to fight the recurring cancer instead of a mastectomy.
A local doctor’s discovery could lead to a breakthrough in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease. “This appears to be the first time Parkinson’s has really been cured,” neurosurgeon Dr. Peter Janetta explained.
On Sunday’s show, Rob Pratte talked with Andy Amrhein to get his thoughts on Sept. 11.
Dr. Jack Wilberger is not Sidney Crosby’s doctor and he’s not even sure what symptoms Sid is having. But Wilberger says the fact that Sid is having any symptoms eight months after his concussion is a major concern.