Dr. Maria Simbra

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Local Doctors Explain Risks Of Taking Levaquin

KDKA-TV health editor Dr. Maria Simbra explains why some are calling for a closer look at a certain group of antibiotics.

04/07/2015

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Local Doctors Using Cutting-Edge Approach To Knee Replacements

Hundreds of thousands of Americans get a knee replacement every year. Instead of a one-size-fits-all type of approach, what if you could customize the new knee to be exactly the same shape and size as your old one?

03/26/2015

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Local Doctor Weighs In On Jolie’s Tough Decision To Have Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes Removed

Angelina Jolie says she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week to ensure she has a long life with her husband and six children.

03/24/2015

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New Technology Helping To Treat Brain Tumors

Treating brain tumors can be difficult, especially if they’re rare or are in a particularly complicated part of the brain. Now, a combination of technologies is helping to map out a better treatment.

03/23/2015

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Study: Diet Soda Drinkers More Likely To Have Abdominal Obesity Problems

If you usually go for diet soda instead of regular to cut out a few calories, you may want to rethink your strategy.

03/17/2015

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Effects Of ‘Text Neck’ Growing For Tech-Savvy People

Doctors have come up with a new term to describe the pain many tech-savvy people are experiencing – Text Neck.

03/12/2015

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FDA Recommends Approval Of New Drug To Treat Double Chins

An FDA advisory panel unanimously recommends approval of an injectable drug called deoxycholic acid which dissolves fat. In studies of injections under the chin, MRI scans showed decreased fat over several weeks.

03/11/2015

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FDA Study Finds Little Evidence Of Antibiotics In Milk

In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.

03/10/2015

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New Findings Show Adults Less Likely To Get The Flu Than Kids

When were the last two times you had the flu?

03/04/2015

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UPMC Now Offering Online Doctor Visits

Would you prefer to see a doctor in person or by computer?

03/03/2015

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Ophthalmologist Explains How We See #TheDress Differently

It’s the dress that launched a thousand fights — maybe more.

02/27/2015

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Extremely Dry Winter Skin Can Have Dangerous Consequences

It’s almost unavoidable in the winter: dry skin.

02/26/2015

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Pitt Researchers Studying How To Keep Back Pain From Becoming Long-Term Problem

Just about everyone has back pain at some point in their life.

02/25/2015

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Australian Study Shows Anger Increases Risk Of Heart Attack

Two new studies are highlighting some factors that may increase a person’s risk of developing certain cardiovascular issues.

02/24/2015

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New Gadgets & Apps Shine Light On Your Sleeping Habits

There are all kinds of apps to keep you fit. Now, apps – and their accompanying gadgets – will help you get a look at how you sleep.

02/20/2015

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