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Beards Are Back In Style, But Can They Be A Health Hazard?

From close-cropped, to slightly fuller ones, facial hair is back in style. But, is something as innocent as a beard, also a health hazard?

04/13/2015

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Unpleasant Shigella Bacteria Going Around, Sometimes Antibiotic Resistant

Health officials are warning of a stomach virus going around lately.

04/09/2015

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Class Action Lawsuits Filed Over Front-Loading Washer Woes

It’s supposed to make your life easier. But, your washing machine could be making a mess of things.

02/25/2015

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When It Comes To Fighting Germs, What Is Sensible/Silly?

What’s sensible and what’s silly when it comes to fighting the germs that can give you colds and the flu?

02/10/2015

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Robot Taking On Germs, Bacteria At UPMC Passavant Hospital

It’s often said that the easiest place to get sick is in a hospital. But UPMC Passavant now has new technology that can take on the toughest germs and bacteria.

07/09/2014

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DEP: Some Tyler Mountain Water Contaminated With E. Coli

The DEP is warning consumers after finding that some Tyler Mountain Water has been contaminated with total coliform and E. coli.

04/26/2014

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Consumer Reports’ Study Reveals Dangers In Chicken

If you eat chicken, a concerning report came out today potential health risks.

12/19/2013

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Experts Say Washing Raw Poultry Spreads Bacteria Instead Of Getting Rid Of It

This week, millions of Americans will be preparing that turkey for Thanksgiving.

11/26/2013

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Drug-Resistant Bacteria Becoming A Problem In Pets

It’s been said that too much medicine creates strains of drug-resistant bacteria. However, it’s not just a problem for people. It’s a problem for pets, too.

10/28/2013

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Locally Produced Milk Could Have Bacterial Contamination

County health officials are warning consumers to discard milk they may have purchased from a local company.

08/06/2013

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County Testing Point State Park Fountain For Legionnaires’ Disease

The Allegheny County Health Department is testing the water in the fountain at Pittsburgh’s Point State Park after a recent visitor was diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease, which is commonly spread by waterborne bacteria.

07/02/2013

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What Makes Bactronix Special?

Bactronix Vice President A.J. Powell joined KDKA Radio’s Robert Mangino in studio to discuss the methods they use to kill bacteria.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/20/2013

Raw Milk Health Alert

There’s a new warning about raw milk. It could be contaminated with bacteria.

05/29/2013

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Health Department Issues Warning About Contaminated Raw Milk

There’s a new warning about raw milk. It could be contaminated with bacteria.

05/29/2013

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CDC Study Finds 58% Of Public Pools Tested Positive For E.Coli

Many parents probably remember that popular primer on bodily functions called “Everybody Poops.” Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning that human feces are found in more than half of public swimming pools.

05/17/2013

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