For years, we’ve thought the only way to treat appendicitis was to remove the appendix. Well, what if you could treat it simply with antibiotics?
KDKA-TV health editor Dr. Maria Simbra explains why some are calling for a closer look at a certain group of antibiotics.
In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.
Lyme Disease in Western Pennsylvania is booming.
New research finds the antibiotic clarithromycin is associated with an increased risk of heart deaths.
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.
Before there were antibiotics, people died from infections all the time.
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.
If you’re feeling under the weather, there’s still good news: you can get free antibiotics.
A new blood test may one day be able to tell whether an infection is bacterial or viral.
Think March is too late for the flu? One pediatrician has still been seeing many infected patients.
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.
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.
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.
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.