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Dr. Maria Simbra

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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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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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Regular Check-Ups Keep Old Dental Work From Aging

At 38 years old, dental patient Jery Lobrow’s teeth are showing signs of aging.

06/06/2014

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Divorce Can Be Weighty Matter For Kids

When parents get divorced, kids can have a number of struggles.

06/05/2014

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Heartburn Drugs Causing Concerns About Bone Health

Grace Tejchman is well aware her bones are getting older.

06/04/2014

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