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Dr. Bruce Dixon

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Former County Health Dept. Director Dr. Dixon Dies At 74

Former director of the Allegheny County Health Department, Dr. Bruce Dixon, passed away Wednesday morning at age 74.

02/20/2013

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Victim Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Speaks Out

Carla Mulley says it was March 17, 2011 when she noticed her leg changing colors and getting blotchy. She went to the emergency room when the pain worsened. The chain of events that followed would change her life forever.

05/29/2012

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Local Man Could Have Flesh Eating Bacteria Syndrome

The petri dish is still doing its work and it could be a day or more before there is confirmation, but doctors believe a man in Allegheny County is hospitalized tonight with a case of Necrotizing Fasciitis, otherwise known as Flesh Eating Bacteria Syndrome.

05/23/2012

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Wecht Blasts Fitzgerald Over Dr. Dixon’s Firing

KDKA AM’s Marty Griffin talks to Dr Cyril Wecht about his anger over Dr Bruce Dixon’s firing.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/08/2012

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Dr. Dixon Speaks Out On Firing

KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to Dr. Bruce Dixon, who finally speaks out publicly about his firing.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/08/2012

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Board Of Health Votes To Remove Dixon From Director Position

Dr. Bruce Dixon has been the director of the Allegheny County Health Department for nearly 20 years, but he could be out of a job Wednesday afternoon.

03/07/2012

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County Executive Wants New Leadership At Health Department

For 20 years he’s been the go-to guy for every health emergency, but it appears that Dr. Bruce Dixon’s days as head of the Allegheny County Health Department may be numbered.

02/28/2012

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Health Department Steps In To Resolve Hoarder Situation

A landlord is trying to get a hoarder out of an apartment in Pittsburgh’s Friendship neighborhood and now the Allegheny County Health Department is stepping in.

02/28/2012

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Health Department Doctor Discusses Household Germs

Now that winter’s here most of us are spending more time inside, but most of us aren’t alone. We’re not talking about your family here. We’re talking about germs that could be lurking in your home, including some places you may have never even dreamed.

12/28/2011

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Norovirus Cases Reported At McKeesport Kane Regional Care

The Allegheny Health Department says the norovirus has been detected at a local nursing home. The McKeesport Kane Regional Care has had about 25 cases in one area of the facility.

12/05/2011

Food Safety Resources

You spend and spend your hard-earned money to pack the refrigerator and the pantry, and the minute you do a clock is ticking down the path to “expiration” and “use by” dates. The USDA estimates that we throw out 96.4 billion pounds of food each year.

11/09/2011

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Pitching Perfectly Good Food? “Sell By” & Expiration Dates Explained

Listeria, salmonella and E.coli are words that have conditioned us to a fear reaction by years of foodborne illness scares. But problems don’t have to come from a tainted factory; you can grow them right at home.

11/09/2011

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KDKA-AM’s Larry & John Get Flu Shots

KDKA AM’s Larry and John get their flu shots live on the air from Dr Bruce Dixon and Nurse Sharon Sylvestri.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/26/2011

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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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County Health Department Inspectors Visit Magee Pool

Inspectors from the Allegheny County Health Department visited Magee Pool in Greenfield one day after a 9-year-old nearly drowned. All city and county pools are licensed by the health department.

06/22/2011

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