Dr. Maria Simbra
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.
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?
A new therapy is being explored that will stop potentially deadly aneurysms from bursting.
There’s a new treatment for MS patients who’ve tried everything and have yet to find something that works for them.
You may have already noticed it – the dreaded sneezing, itchy eyes and scratchy throat that comes with allergy season.
KDKA-TV health editor Dr. Maria Simbra explains why some are calling for a closer look at a certain group of antibiotics.
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?
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.
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.
If you usually go for diet soda instead of regular to cut out a few calories, you may want to rethink your strategy.
Doctors have come up with a new term to describe the pain many tech-savvy people are experiencing – Text Neck.
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.
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.
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