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Dr. Marc Itskowitz

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Osteoporosis Affecting Patients Earlier In Life

You don’t necessarily have to be old and frail to get osteoporosis. It is possible to have it when you’re younger – even in your 40s and 50s.

06/10/2014

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FDA Approves New Obesity Drugs

Could the key to weight loss be in the brain? That’s what drug makers are banking on with the FDA approval of new drugs designed to make you think you’re full.

06/11/2013

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New Study Looks At Seasons & Cholesterol Levels

When is “good cholesterol season?” Turns out, it could be right around the corner.

03/08/2013

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Whooping Cough Vaccine Wears Off

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine is raising concerns about that final dose of whooping cough vaccine and just how long it protects children.

09/12/2012

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Some Drugs Could Become Available Over-The-Counter

The Food and Drug Administration is considering making some common prescription medicines non-prescription. These would include drugs for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, certain infections, migraines, asthma and allergies.

05/01/2012

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Some Common Medical Tests May Not Be Necessary

Some medical specialty groups are saying you should be asking your doctor if some common tests and procedures are really necessary.

04/04/2012

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Local Doctor Weighs In On New High Protein Diet

A lot of people make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight. So, should you focus on calories, carbs or protein? A new study is coming out that looks at that very question.

01/03/2012

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Study: Young Adults Developing High Blood Pressure

Researchers looked at more than 14,000 people between ages 24 and 32 and found that one in five had elevated blood pressure. Only half had ever been told.

05/25/2011

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Flu Season Not Over Yet In Western Pa.

The CDC has classified flu activity as widespread in Pennsylvania. But what’s happening in our area? That’s a matter of some debate among those on the front lines.

03/16/2011

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Doctor Talks Differences Between Sore & Strep Throat

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There’s still plenty of cold and flu season left to go, and you may be wondering if your sore throat is just a sore throat or something worse? Here are some ways […]

02/23/2011