Dr. Maria Simbra

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Local Experts Answer Your Questions About Ebola

Welcome to our social media TV news chat, where we’ve taken your questions about Ebola.

10/15/2014

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‘Green Glow’ May Help Find Once Invisible Cancer Cells

When it comes to treating some cancers, one of the toughest things after a procedure is making sure all the cancer cells are gone.

10/14/2014

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WHO: Ebola Death Rate Rises To 70 Percent

The death rate in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 70 percent and there could be up to 10,000 new cases a week in two months, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday.

10/14/2014

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Could Blood Types Be Linked With Patterns Of Disease?

People may know their blood type, but they may not think about associated patterns of disease.

10/06/2014

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Infectious Diseases Doctor Weighs In On Ebola Fears In U.S.

Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States.

10/01/2014

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Cancer Researcher Stumbles Upon Concussion Treatment

London Glenn, 13, had the football.

09/26/2014

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Wexford’s New Medical Mall Is Latest Innovation In Health Care

For an area known for strip malls, the new kid on the block is a medical mall.

09/23/2014

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Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Waiting On Testing Of Possible EV-D68 Cases

Two area schools notified parents Thursday they had students with confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, or EV68.

09/19/2014

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Symptoms Of Ovarian Cancer “Vague, Subtle”

Doris Haropulos is fighting for her life. The 79-year-old was diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer last year after months of feeling bloated and nauseous.

09/19/2014

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New Device Breathing Optimism Into Future Of Medical Testing

A new generation of diagnostic tools may soon be able to sniff out all sorts of diseases using your breath, including various cancers, liver disease, kidney failure, diabetes, asthma and tuberculosis.

09/18/2014

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Allegheny Co. Health Dept.: No Confirmed EV-D68 Cases In Southwestern Pa.

The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting that there are no confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 in the southwestern Pennsylvania area despite reports earlier from two school districts.

09/18/2014

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Pitt Study Giving New Hope In Fight Against Prostate Cancer

Predicting how prostate cancer will progress has been much like flipping a coin. But a local discovery could change that.

09/16/2014

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Study: Antibiotic Used To Treat Fruit Can Cause Allergic Reaction In Humans

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Keeping pests away from fruits and vegetables can involve antibiotics and this could be dangerous for people. A case report in the “Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology,” involves a 10-year-old girl […]

09/16/2014

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New Hormone Treatment May Reduce Damage To Brains Of Premature Babies

Not getting enough oxygen or blood flow to the brain of a premature baby can have long-lasting impact on strength, intellect and behavior.

09/10/2014

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Consumer Reports Tests Head Lice Treatments, Recommends Best Options

Head lice affects as many as 12 million kids every year.

09/09/2014

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