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Doctor Separates Enterovirus Facts From Hype

There is a lot of hype and speculation surrounding the Enterovirus D68, so the KDKA Afternoon News looks to help set the record straight.

09/17/2014

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Erie Co. Reports 2 More Confirmed Cases Of Enterovirus D68

A respiratory virus is affecting children across the country and experts say this is just the tip of the iceberg.

09/17/2014

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Health Dept. Confirms 4 Cases Of Enterovirus D68 In Pa.

Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Health have confirmed three cases of the respiratory illness, Enterovirus 68, in the state.

09/16/2014

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Many Patients Being Misdiagnosed With Asthma

Asthma is a lifelong disease that can cause wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath, but experts say not everyone diagnosed with asthma actually has it.

12/04/2013

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Casey Calls On CDC To Review All Local Legionnaires’ Cases

A sixth death from legionella bacteria — possibly linked to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Pittsburgh — has prompted U.S. Sen. Bob Casey to call on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to re-examine all cases of legionnaire’s disease in the Pittsburgh area.

07/30/2013

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U.S. House Committee Holds Hearing On VA Legionnaires Outbreak

A Congressional committee is looking into the recent Legionnaires’ outbreak at several Pittsburgh-area VA hospitals.

02/05/2013

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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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Opinion: Republicans Advances War On Women

Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.

06/29/2012

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Adverse Medication Reactions Send Thousands To Hospital

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control finds that each year nearly 100,000 adults older than 65 end up in the emergency room because of the wrong combination or dose of their medications.

11/23/2011

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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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