Dr. Maria Simbra

App Helps People Navigate Dangerous AllergiesA new app is helping shoppers with food allergies.
Zika Virus Affecting Blood DonationBlood donations will be restricted because of Zika virus.
Local Doctor Looking At Placenta's Role In Zika InfectionsIt's hard to fight an enemy you don't know much about. Zika virus for example.
Task Force Urges Doctors To Screen All Adults For DepressionA government screening advisory panel is recommending that as part of routine health care - all adults be screened for depression, which is a big public health problem.
Concern Growing As Zika Virus Cases Show Up In U.S.There's a growing concern about an old virus and whether it's now causing birth defects.
FDA Busy Approving Dozens Of New DrugsEvery year, the FDA carefully reviews tons of new prescription drugs, green-lighting some and canning others.
Overeating “Healthy” Foods Can Sabotage Your DietIf you've made a New Year's resolution to eat healthier, make sure you aren't actually eating more.
CMU, UPMC Develop First Flexible Robot To Assist Head & Neck SurgeryA joint venture between UPMC and Carnegie Mellon University has produced the first flexible robot to assist with head and neck surgery.
Revamped Heart Stent Offers Many More Advantages To PatientsA new kind of stent is showing promise for heart patients. It's a revamped version of an older type of stent, but doctors say it has a lot more advantages.
Local Woman Tries New Approach To Removing Cancerous TissueWhen cancer keeps coming back, sometimes doctors have to take drastic measures.
New Approach To Removing Small Tumors Has High Success RateAvoiding surgery and getting the same or better results -- that’s the goal of a new approach to removing small tumors from the intestines.
Lung Drug Being Studied For Type Two DiabetesA drug initially developed for a lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is being studied for a new purpose -- type two diabetes.

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