Dr. Maria Simbra

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Eye Test Can Help Predict Risk For Diabetes

There’s a new, non-invasive way to test for diabetes and it can actually predict who might be at greater risk of getting it.

07/16/2015

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New Allergy Treatment Could Save Time & Cut Number Of Injections

Are you tired of all the sneezing and watery eyes? Now, there’s a new, less time-consuming way to treat allergies.

07/13/2015

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Recent Spike In Lyme Cases Has Pet Owners Turning To Vaccines

What if you could vaccinate your pets against Lyme disease? But, if there’s a vaccine for them, why is there not one for humans?

07/07/2015

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10-Year Study Finds Link Between Viagra And Melanoma

We all know about the importance of sunscreen in preventing skin cancer.

07/01/2015

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Summertime Sad: A Real Disorder Affecting Individuals

When it comes to winter versus summer, which do you like better?

07/01/2015

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Health Department Issues Warning As Lyme Disease Cases Double

The Allegheny County Health Department announced the number of Lyme Disease cases has nearly doubled over the last decade.

06/26/2015

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Rain Could Be Causing Increases In Mold Allergy Symptoms

While pollen allergies have subsided, a different allergy has kicked up.

06/26/2015

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Preventing Skin Cancer: What One Addition To A Local Park Can Do To Help

We’ve all seen dispensers with hand sanitizer in public places. But what if there were sunscreen dispensers? A recent addition to a local park might be a game-changer in preventing skin cancer.

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Scary-Looking Insect Invades Area, But Don’t Call Them Ticks

Those plump, round insects seem to be everywhere these days. They’re called billbugs, beetles, and weevils. But don’t call them ticks, because they’re not.

06/23/2015

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Debunking SPF: Study Shows Most Don’t Understand Sun Protection

For years now, when it comes to sunscreen, we have been told to choose one that has the best SPF for us – the higher the number, the better the protection.

06/18/2015

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New Study Looks At Treating Appendicitis With Antibiotics

For years, we’ve thought the only way to treat appendicitis was to remove the appendix. Well, what if you could treat it simply with antibiotics?

06/16/2015

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FBI Investigating Johnson & Johnson Over Morcellators

The FBI is now investigating Johnson & Johnson over a device used to treat thousands of women for a common problem.

06/15/2015

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State Health Department Releases Alarming Lyme Disease Statistics

With more attention being paid to Lyme disease, the State Department of Health released some alarming new statistics today.

06/10/2015

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New Trial To Start Soon For Cancer Patients Out Of Treatment Options

For people whose cancer has stopped responding to standard therapy and are out of treatment options, a new trial is starting soon called the NCI-MATCH trial.

06/03/2015

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Doctors Seeing Rise In ‘Hatred Of Sound’ Condition

Nails on a chalkboard is a sound that just about everybody hates. But what if almost every sound you heard made you angry or anxious?

06/03/2015

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