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Dr. Maria Simbra

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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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Eye Vitamins Are The Newest Health Trend

From daily multivitamins to those specifically for heart health, bone health, skin health, and now eye health — vitamins have quickly become a multi-billion dollar business.

06/18/2014

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Consumer Reports: Testing Self-Tanners

Marissa Graham has fair skin that burns easily.

06/13/2014

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New Study Reveals Possible Link Between Sleep Apnea & Hearing Loss

Sleep apnea has been linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and obesity. Now, add hearing loss to the list.

06/12/2014

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New Study Takes Close Look At Diabetes Medications

Jerry Webb was diagnosed with type two diabetes a year ago. The disease runs in his family.

06/11/2014

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