Dr. Maria Simbra

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Local Ophthalmologists See Rise In Exfoliation Syndrome

It’s called exfoliation syndrome. While it may sound like something having to do with your skin, it’s actually a dangerous eye condition.

09/04/2014

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Study Shows Double Mastectomy May Be Unnecessary With Single Breast Cancer Diagnosis

A growing number of women are choosing to have a double mastectomy when diagnosed with cancer in just one breast.

09/03/2014

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Researchers Study How Action Movies Can Impact Eating Habits

Is what you eat… what you watch?

08/29/2014

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Primary Care Providers Can Help Teens Find, Manage Treatment For Depression

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — About 11 percent of adolescents in the United States have an episode of depression by age 18. “A combination of medicine and therapy can be effective, and in certain circumstances, either medicine […]

08/28/2014

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Sleep Drunkenness Condition Can Have Disastrous Consequences

So sleepy, it’s like you’re drunk?

08/26/2014

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Doctors Treating More Athletes For Atrial Fibrillation

He went out for a team run when suddenly his chest felt funny and his vision closed down for a few minutes.

08/21/2014

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Clarithromycin Linked To Increased Risk Of Cardiac Death

New research finds the antibiotic clarithromycin is associated with an increased risk of heart deaths.

08/20/2014

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Vitamin D: Good For Pregnancy?

Vitamin D is thought to be good for the bones, and good for the heart.

08/15/2014

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Study: UV Radiation May Be Addictive

New research shows there may be something addictive about UV radiation.

08/15/2014

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New Research Links Heart Drug To Higher Mortality Rates

Many people take a medicine called Digoxin, DIG for short.

08/13/2014

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Concerns Grow With Generic Medication Costs On The Rise

Generic medications used to be a no-brainer because they were a sure way to save on prescription costs.

08/04/2014

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Sports Drinks Causing Serious Dental Problems For Young Athletes

All those sports drinks kids are downing to keep themselves hydrated are ruining their teeth. Dentists are seeing serious tooth and mouth problems at much younger ages

07/24/2014

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Expert Debunks Myths And Misconceptions Around Breast Cancer

There are lots of thoughts on breast cancer.

07/22/2014

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New Study Raises More Questions About Morcellator Device In Gynecologic Procedures

There’s growing concern a device used during hysterectomies can spread cancer.

07/22/2014

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Experts Say Secondary Drowning Could Be Deadly If Not Watched

At the pool, kids splash and sputter.

07/18/2014

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