Dr. Maria Simbra

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Some Younger Women Being Blindsided By Silent Killer – Heart Disease

Younger women – some as young as their 20’s – are being blindsided by a silent killer.

05/19/2015

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Does Athletic Tape Work, Or Is It A Case Of Placebo Effect?

If you’re an athlete, or have a nagging injury, you’ve probably seen the ads. Athletic tape – like KT Tape – claims to reduce pain and cure your aches. But does it work?

05/14/2015

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Consumer Reports Puts Sunscreens To The Test

Most dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen that delivers an SPF, or sun protection factor, of 30 of higher.

05/14/2015

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Study Shows Mouth Exercises Could Decrease Snoring

To stop snoring, could a strong tongue be the secret?

05/12/2015

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Brain Balance Program Claims To Help Children With Learning & Behavior Problems

When other things don’t work, a local company claims to have the solution to learning and behavior problems for kids.

05/12/2015

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Crowd Sourcing Site Lets Group Review Your Medical Condition

Would you use the wisdom of crowds to diagnose your medical condition?

05/04/2015

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Health Experts On Alert For Tick-Borne Disease, Powassan Virus

Most people have heard of Lyme disease, an illness caused by bacteria carried by deer ticks, but they can also carry something else that can make you sick — Powassan virus.

05/01/2015

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Study Testing New Breast Cancer Treatment

Wife, mother, and grandmother Carol Glock always made sure she got her yearly mammograms, which had all been fine. Her first awareness of a problem was at home.

04/28/2015

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New Weight Loss Balloon Procedure Being Tested In Western Pa.

Many people who are obese and can’t lose weight on their own turn to bariatric surgery. However, for people who are afraid of surgery or who think the idea is just too radical, there soon may be a new option.

04/20/2015

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Pets Can Suffer From Allergies Too

There are a lot of people who are allergic to dogs, cats and other pets. But did you know that pets can have allergies, too?

04/16/2015

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Clinical Trial Underway For New Treatment Of Brain Aneurysms

A new therapy is being explored that will stop potentially deadly aneurysms from bursting.

04/14/2015

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New MS Treatment Giving Hope To Patients

There’s a new treatment for MS patients who’ve tried everything and have yet to find something that works for them.

04/09/2015

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Experts Fear Tough Allergy Season After Cold Winter

You may have already noticed it – the dreaded sneezing, itchy eyes and scratchy throat that comes with allergy season.

04/07/2015

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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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