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Dr. Maria Simbra

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Once-A-Week Drug For Diabetes Under FDA Consideration

For type 2 diabetes, how about a shot that’s just once a week? The FDA is considering a medicine that would be a weekly shot. And it’s not insulin.

03/26/2014

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New Study Says Women More Likely To Develop Alzheimer’s

Who is more worried about Alzheimer’s disease? Men or women?

03/19/2014

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New Drug May Help Chronic Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

Chronic pain, like the kind associated with arthritis, not only hurts, but can also be frustrating and depressing when it limits your ability to do the things you used to do.

03/19/2014

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Physician Groups, Addiction Advocates Disapprove Of FDA’s Approval Of Pain Killer

A new pain killer has gotten FDA approval. It’s called Zohydro. It’s the narcotic hydrocodone that is designed to be released over 12 hours. But some disapprove.

03/18/2014

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New Device Could Be Game-Changer For Treating Diabetes

Terilyn Gillespie has had diabetes almost her whole life.

03/14/2014

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FDA Mulls Pap Tests Versus HPV Screenings

The regularly scheduled pap smear — for many women, it’s a routine part of getting a checkup.

03/13/2014

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FDA Approves Nerve-Stimulating Headband To Treat Migraines

Could a headband be a fix for migraines?

03/12/2014

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Study Looks At Borderline High Blood Pressure And Stroke Risk

David Larson, 65, was first diagnosed with borderline high blood pressure, or pre-hypertension, in his mid-20s.

03/12/2014

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Life-Saving Smart Vest Made By Pittsburgh Company

You’ve heard of smartphones, but how about smart clothes?

03/11/2014

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Doctors Finding Increased Risk To Other Diseases In Psoriasis Patients

Pamela Lennon was just 15 when she woke up on Christmas Day with the telltale signs of a lifelong disease.

03/04/2014

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Study: C-Section Babies More Likely To Have Adult Weight Issues

Abby Parkes needed a caesarean section to deliver her son, Lucas. It was a decision she did not take lightly.

02/27/2014

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Stem Cells Being Used To Treat Knee, Joint Pain

After injuries from gymnastics and dance when she was younger, Linda Morning-Starpoole was having terrible knee pain.

02/19/2014

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Cardiologist Explains Letang’s Condition

Kris Letang’s stroke is thought to be related to a hole in his heart.

02/07/2014

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First-Ever Stroke Prevention Guidelines Issued For Women

When Anne-Marie Conlan was pregnant with her first child, she was rushed to the hospital at 37 weeks with pre-eclampsia.

02/06/2014

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New Cream Treating General Redness From Rosacea

Princess Diana, Mariah Carey, Bill Clinton, W.C. Fields — ever notice the redness or bumpiness in their skin? It’s called Rosacea, a collection of signs and symptoms that affects up to one in 10 Americans.

02/04/2014

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