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Dr. Maria Simbra

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New Study Raises More Questions About Morcellator Device In Gynecologic Procedures

There’s growing concern a device used during hysterectomies can spread cancer.

07/22/2014

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Experts Say Secondary Drowning Could Be Deadly If Not Watched

At the pool, kids splash and sputter.

07/18/2014

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Study Brings About Concerns For Using Niacin To Treat Cholesterol

Niacin, which is vitamin B3, has been prescribed for years to people with high cholesterol because it lowers the bad LDL (low density lipoproteins) and raises the good HDL (high density lipoproteins).

07/17/2014

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Cancer Patients Choosing Hypnosis Over Counseling

Dealing with cancer is difficult both physically and emotionally, especially when the treatments start, but some cancer patients are now using a new tool to help them get through it.

07/16/2014

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Pitt Study: Menopause A Particular Time For Cholesterol Concern

At menopause, typically around age 50, the ovaries shut down and a woman’s hormones change.

07/15/2014

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Implanted Telescope May Help Reverse Effects Of Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is one of the most common causes of blindness or visual impairment in people over age 50.

07/08/2014

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Express Scripts Cuts Payments For Customized Drugs

The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, is dramatically scaling back its coverage of compounded medications, saying most of the custom-mixed medicines are ineffective or overpriced.

07/03/2014

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Hemolung’s FDA Fight

Cystic fibrosis destroyed Jon Sacker’s lungs, and he was rejecting his first transplant.

07/02/2014

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Pittsburgh-Developed Medical Device Saves Oklahoma Man

An Oklahoma man who came to Pittsburgh was the first in the U.S. to be implanted with a device that helped him survive until he could receive a double-lung transplant.

07/02/2014

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Study Shows Chronic Pain Affecting High Number Of Veterans

Something is attacking our military service members, and it often shows up after the battle is over.

07/01/2014

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UPMC’s Smoke-Free Shift Policy Goes Into Effect

No more smoking for UPMC employees and volunteers – at least not while they are on duty.

07/01/2014

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Study Finds High Number Of Deaths Linked To Excessive Drinking

A new study from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) finds excessive drinking accounts for nearly 1 in 10 deaths.

06/26/2014

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Large Fear Center In Brain May Affect Anxiety In Children

New research is showing the brains of anxious kids might actually be different than those of other kids.

06/25/2014

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New Statistics Show Gestational Diabetes Cases Increasing

Doctors are now finding that gestational diabetes is more common than they thought.

06/20/2014

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Pittsburgh Area Experiencing High Number Of Whooping Cough Cases

Allegheny County is experiencing a high number of whooping cough cases with 51 confirmed and probable cases reported so far this year compared to about 47 cases reported in all of 2013.

06/19/2014

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