Dr. Maria Simbra
Niacin, which is vitamin B3, has been prescribed for years to people with high cholesterol because it lowers the bad LDL (low density lipoproteins) and raises the good HDL (high density lipoproteins).
Dealing with cancer is difficult both physically and emotionally, especially when the treatments start, but some cancer patients are now using a new tool to help them get through it.
At menopause, typically around age 50, the ovaries shut down and a woman’s hormones change.
Macular degeneration is one of the most common causes of blindness or visual impairment in people over age 50.
The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, is dramatically scaling back its coverage of compounded medications, saying most of the custom-mixed medicines are ineffective or overpriced.
Cystic fibrosis destroyed Jon Sacker’s lungs, and he was rejecting his first transplant.
An Oklahoma man who came to Pittsburgh was the first in the U.S. to be implanted with a device that helped him survive until he could receive a double-lung transplant.
Something is attacking our military service members, and it often shows up after the battle is over.
No more smoking for UPMC employees and volunteers – at least not while they are on duty.
A new study from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) finds excessive drinking accounts for nearly 1 in 10 deaths.
New research is showing the brains of anxious kids might actually be different than those of other kids.
Doctors are now finding that gestational diabetes is more common than they thought.
Allegheny County is experiencing a high number of whooping cough cases with 51 confirmed and probable cases reported so far this year compared to about 47 cases reported in all of 2013.
From daily multivitamins to those specifically for heart health, bone health, skin health, and now eye health — vitamins have quickly become a multi-billion dollar business.
Marissa Graham has fair skin that burns easily.