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Recent Legionnaire’s Outbreak Matches 1982 Strain

The latest family to wonder what the VA knew and when they knew it is the family of 74-year-old Clark Compston.

02/25/2013

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CDC Releases Report On Pittsburgh VA Legionnaire’s Outbreak

As the investigation moves forward into the outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease at Pittsburgh Veteran’s Hospital facilities, more and more emphasis will be placed on a 56-page assessment from the Centers for Disease Control.

02/12/2013

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VA Pittsburgh: Another Veteran Dies After Contracting Legionnaires’

The VA in Pittsburgh has announced the death of another veteran as a result of Legionnaires’ disease.

02/08/2013

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CDC: Leafy Vegetables Most Likely To Blame In Food-Related Illnesses

Leafy greens are good for you, right? They are, if they are well-washed. The CDC has published which foods are most linked to outbreaks, and leading the pack is produce, which causes nearly half the illnesses.

01/30/2013

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CDC Responds To Flu Issue

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to CDC influenza expert Dr. Michael Jhung in Atlanta. Jhung says that while this year’s flu season is more severe than past ones, you shouldn’t be too concerned.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/11/2013

Lyme Disease

The Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Centers for Disease Control have information about preventing Lyme Disease.

09/25/2012

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Walgreens Launching Rapid HIV Test Program

Blood pressure checks, vaccines and urgent medical care – you can get a lot at a pharmacy these days. How about a rapid HIV tests?

06/26/2012

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Autism Growing In United States

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has recently released statistics showing that one in 88 children are diagnosed with autism. That is a 78 percent increase from 2002.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/30/2012

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Panel Wants Lead Threshold Raised For Children

A move by the CDC could result in a lot more cases of high lead levels. An advisory panel is recommending a new standard cut off of 5 micrograms per deciliter. The current cut off for a high level is 10.

01/05/2012

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Dietary Supplements Reviewed In New Study

New research suggests taking dietary supplements like multi-vitamins may not make you live longer. In fact, they could shorten your life.

10/10/2011

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3 Children Contract Flu Virus After Attending County Fair

Three government agencies are investigating after several children who attended the Washington County Fair contracted the flu. The fair ran from August 13-20.

09/05/2011

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Tainted Turkey Reported In Pennsylvania

Health officials said four cases of salmonella linked to the national ground turkey outbreak have been reported in Allegheny County.

08/02/2011

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CDC: Americans Are Living Longer

Americans are living longer, but still fight the usual battles. Life expectancy in the U.S. is at an all time high: 78.2 years.

03/17/2011

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