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Unidentified Tick-Like Bugs Cause Concern For Residents

The Allegheny County Health Department says they have been getting a lot of calls about swarms of unidentified flying objects, some sort of black bug that looks like a tick.

06/30/2014

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Partner’s Death Prompts Man’s Crusade For Change In Federal Organ Donation Policy

A local man is fighting for change after he was told he couldn’t donate his late partner’s tissue, as he wanted.

03/28/2014

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New Medication Option For Women At High Risk For Breast Cancer

Susan Talbert does not have breast cancer, but she is at high risk of getting the disease.

12/13/2013

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Congress Opens Another VA Hearing About Legionnaire’s Disease

A Congressional committee is holding a second hearing on a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak at Pittsburgh’s Veterans Affairs hospitals that killed at least five patients and sickened 21 since 2011.

09/09/2013

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American Medical Association Now Recognizes Obesity As Disease

The nation’s largest medical group has just recognized obesity as a disease.

06/19/2013

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Plant Fungus Making Its Way North

Like an artist’s palette, impatiens are summer’s color splash. However, a plant disease is making its way north that will have a major effect on them this year.

05/16/2013

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Former VA Employee Says He Contracted Legionnaire’s

A former Pittsburgh VA employee says he’s also contracted Legionnaire’s disease.

02/12/2013

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Former UPMC Employee Indicted For Spreading Disease

Former UPMC Employee Indicted For Spreading Disease

11/30/2012

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VA Hospital: Water System Is Clear

Officials say the water system at VA Pittsburgh’s University Drive campus is cleared of Legionella.

11/30/2012

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Local Doctor Treats Cholera Patients In Haiti

Months after a devastating earthquake, Haiti is now dealing with a quickly-spreading disease that’s already killed hundreds of people and sickened thousands more. Cholera is the most agonizing type of diarrhea, and if not treated […]

KDKA-TV–10/24/2010