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Dr. Maria Simbra

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Subway: “Yoga Mat” Chemical Almost Out Of Bread

Subway says an ingredient dubbed the “yoga mat” chemical will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.

04/11/2014

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Psychiatrist: Anxious Feelings Normal For Kids After Traumatic Event In School

For children returning to school after a violent event there, being scared is to be expected.

04/10/2014

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Nearby Trauma Centers Make Difference In Patient Outcomes

Having a designated trauma center nearby in a mass casualty situation can make a difference in time, expertise and outcomes.

04/09/2014

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The Logistics Of Mass Trauma: What Happens At The Hospitals

KDKA’s Dr. Maria Simbra has more on the emergency protocols in in mass casualty situations.

04/09/2014

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Study Looks At Screen Time, Teen Bone Density

Computers, tablets, video games, TV — these entertaining devices can be hard on how much kids weigh, how well they see, and now a study hints at possibly how well their bones hold up.

04/08/2014

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Poison Control Center Calls Increasing Because Of E-Cigarettes

A source of poisoning in Pittsburgh is actually electronic: e-cigarettes.

04/03/2014

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Tablet Provides New Option For Allergy Sufferers To Find Relief

To train your body to handle what makes you allergic, there have been allergy shots. But now there are allergy tablets.

04/02/2014

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Cholesterol Becoming A Growing Issue For Kids

When you think of high cholesterol, your first thought isn’t usually children.

04/01/2014

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Polar Vortex Could Cause More Intense Allergy Season

The polar vortex made it a bad winter… will it also make it a bad spring?

03/28/2014

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Research: Autism Set In Motion Before Birth

New research points to autism being set in motion even before birth.

03/27/2014

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Once-A-Week Drug For Diabetes Under FDA Consideration

For type 2 diabetes, how about a shot that’s just once a week? The FDA is considering a medicine that would be a weekly shot. And it’s not insulin.

03/26/2014

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New Study Says Women More Likely To Develop Alzheimer’s

Who is more worried about Alzheimer’s disease? Men or women?

03/19/2014

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New Drug May Help Chronic Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

Chronic pain, like the kind associated with arthritis, not only hurts, but can also be frustrating and depressing when it limits your ability to do the things you used to do.

03/19/2014

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Physician Groups, Addiction Advocates Disapprove Of FDA’s Approval Of Pain Killer

A new pain killer has gotten FDA approval. It’s called Zohydro. It’s the narcotic hydrocodone that is designed to be released over 12 hours. But some disapprove.

03/18/2014

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New Device Could Be Game-Changer For Treating Diabetes

Terilyn Gillespie has had diabetes almost her whole life.

03/14/2014

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