Allegheny County Health Department
Dr. Bruce Dixon has been the director of the Allegheny County Health Department for nearly 20 years, but he could be out of a job Wednesday afternoon.
For 20 years he’s been the go-to guy for every health emergency, but it appears that Dr. Bruce Dixon’s days as head of the Allegheny County Health Department may be numbered.
A landlord is trying to get a hoarder out of an apartment in Pittsburgh’s Friendship neighborhood and now the Allegheny County Health Department is stepping in.
Although we are in the midst of flu season, the flu has been off to a slow start this year.
Imports of orange juice have been stopped, as the FDA tests for an anti-fungal agent. Higher than acceptable levels of this agent have been found in orange juice from Brazil.
A study conducted by a British insurance company says driving with a bad cold is like driving drunk. Motor safety experts found the driving skills of people who were sick dropped by 50 percent compared to those who are healthy.
The Allegheny County Health Department was called to Homewood today after emergency crews found deplorable conditions inside a home there today.
Now that winter’s here most of us are spending more time inside, but most of us aren’t alone. We’re not talking about your family here. We’re talking about germs that could be lurking in your home, including some places you may have never even dreamed.
The Allegheny Health Department says the norovirus has been detected at a local nursing home. The McKeesport Kane Regional Care has had about 25 cases in one area of the facility.
Health care settings like hospitals or long-term care facilities are vulnerable to bed bug infestations.
You spend and spend your hard-earned money to pack the refrigerator and the pantry, and the minute you do a clock is ticking down the path to “expiration” and “use by” dates. The USDA estimates that we throw out 96.4 billion pounds of food each year.
Listeria, salmonella and E.coli are words that have conditioned us to a fear reaction by years of foodborne illness scares. But problems don’t have to come from a tainted factory; you can grow them right at home.
Officials with the Pittsburgh Public Schools District say there will be no class Friday at Pittsburgh Montessori Pre-K through 8 because of a virus outbreak.
A lice outbreak at Chartiers Valley Intermediate School continues to cause concern. Dozens of parents filed into the school for an informational meeting with the Allegheny County Health Department Monday night.