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Dr. Maria Simbra

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Tamiflu Shortages Being Reported In Parts Of The Country

If your child had the flu, would she be able to get early treatment with the medicine Tamiflu?

01/08/2014

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Study Shows Only 25% Of Kids Getting Recommended Amount Of Daily Physical Activity

Brandon Darbhunauth, 13, estimates he gets two to three hours of exercise a day.

01/08/2014

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Flu On The Rise, Doctors Monitoring Several H1N1 Cases Locally

The flu is proving fatal, and putting people in the hospital. Not so much children and the elderly, but rather, middle-aged adults.

01/07/2014

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Computer Glitch Causing Problems For Some Drug Store Customers

Finding out you might have to pay for hundreds of dollars worth of prescriptions out of pocket is not a happy way to start the New Year, but that’s what some drug store customers have been facing.

01/03/2014

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FDA Considering Tablet Approach To Allergies

The FDA is considering a new treatment for allergies that comes in the form of a tablet.

12/30/2013

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New Device May Help With Congestive Heart Failure

Fred Fortson loves to walk — in his neighborhood, to his favorite stores, to see his nearby relatives. But, congestive heart failure kept him from what he loved.

12/24/2013

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New Device May Cut Need For Blood Pressure Medications

Justin Rushin’s blood pressure was way higher than the normal 120 over 80, despite increasing amounts of medicine.

12/23/2013

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Can Your Joints Forecast The Weather?

You or someone you know may claim to be able to predict the weather based on joint paint. So, can your joints actually forecast the weather?

12/11/2013

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FDA Approves New Treatment For Rosacea

Rosemary Stockinger sees a dermatologist to treat the red blotches on her face.

12/06/2013

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Doctor: Broken Heart Syndrome Usually A Response To Intensely Stressful Events

Janet Ghise’s 14-year-old dog, Maggie, died unexpectedly at a kennel while she was on vacation. The Bethel Park native was devastated at the loss of her pet.

12/03/2013

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Local Doctor Developing Pain-Free Surgery Recovery

For some people, hip or knee surgery are inevitable. A local doctor is making the process a lot less painful using what you might call a special pain cocktail and his patients swear by it.

11/27/2013

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How Accurate Are Blood Pressure Machine Readings?

We’ve all seen them; maybe you use them, those blood pressure machines in drugs stores or supermarkets. But how accurate are the readings they give you?

11/22/2013

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New Study Links Eating Nuts To A Longer Life

Is it nutty to think nuts could be linked to longer life? A study in the New England Journal of Medicine says the idea might not be so cracked up.

11/21/2013

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Expert Offers Inexpensive Ways To Cut Down On Allergens

As we get closer and closer to winter, you might be thinking about ways to reduce allergens in your home.

11/20/2013

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New Guidelines Could Put More People On Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

New guidelines out today could put many more people on cholesterol-lowering drugs.

11/12/2013

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