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Local Charity Sends Medical Supplies To Countries In Need

A Pittsburgh-based charity is helping out people in need all around the world. Brother’s Brother is sending medical supplies and equipment to three different continents.

12 hours ago

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Germs That Outwit Antibiotics Found In Toddlers

Before there were antibiotics, people died from infections all the time.

04/29/2014

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Police: Pa. Man Assaults Dentist With Tire Iron Over Tooth

A northwestern Pennsylvania man must stand trial on charges that he assaulted his dentist with a tire iron after the doctor prescribed antibiotics instead of pulling the man’s tooth.

02/07/2014

Giant Eagle Offering Free Antibiotics

If you’re feeling under the weather, there’s still good news: you can get free antibiotics.

09/27/2013

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New Blood Test Could Determine If Infections Are Bacterial Or Viral

A new blood test may one day be able to tell whether an infection is bacterial or viral.

09/18/2013

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Many Still Coming Down With Influenza B

Think March is too late for the flu? One pediatrician has still been seeing many infected patients.

03/19/2013

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School District Works With Health Dept. To Prevent Whooping Cough From Spreading

Whooping cough in the Shaler Area School District is sounding an alarm. Out of an abundance of caution, Superintendent Wesley Shipley has issued a letter to parents.

01/03/2013

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Consumer Reports’ Testing Of Pork Finds Reasons To Take Precautions When Eating It

Some things just go together: holidays and ham, breakfast and sausage, baseball and hot dogs. Pork products are part of American culture, but what might be cultured from pork is the subject of a Consumer Reports investigation.

11/28/2012

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Doctors Change Treatment Recommendations For Lyme Disease

Doctors are saying don’t wait – treat – because sometimes it can take a while to get diagnosed with Lyme disease. Turns out, Lyme infection is becoming more common in our area, with cases surging in the past five years.

09/25/2012

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Consumer Reports Offers Tips For Purchasing Antibiotic-Free Meat

Superbugs are on the rise. Superbugs are bacteria that are resistant to one or more antibiotics, which kills thousands of people a year. Consumer Reports said the routine feeding of antibiotics to the animals we eat is a contributing factor.

06/20/2012

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Some Common Medical Tests May Not Be Necessary

Some medical specialty groups are saying you should be asking your doctor if some common tests and procedures are really necessary.

04/04/2012

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Study: Antibiotics Work No Better Than Placebo In Treating Sinus Infections

One in five antibiotic prescriptions in the U.S. are for sinus infections.

02/15/2012

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Whooping Cough Making A Comeback

Cases of whooping cough are at the highest levels since the 1950s. In California, it is the worst outbreak in 60 years with 10 deaths already. Contributing to this are children who aren’t fully immunized, […]

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