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Emergency Room

Can I Pay For Contacts Or Glasses With My Health Insurance?

Some insurance plans may include coverage for contacts and glasses, though most don’t.

03/12/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance?

A main goal of Obamacare is to switch the nation’s healthcare system from one that focuses on treating illness to one that works to prevent illness and promote health and longevity.

02/26/2014

How Do I Choose A Doctor?

Finding a new primary care physician takes time, patience and research. Start by considering your personal needs.

02/26/2014

Where Can I Get Care?

Your insurance company and state government maintain directories of doctors. These can be great starting places for learning where to get care.

02/23/2014

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$415K Given For Asthma Study Of Pittsburgh Kids

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Heinz Endowments has given researchers $415,000 to study whether asthma rates among Pittsburgh Public Schools students are as bad as school nurses say. As many as half of the district’s 26,000 […]

01/21/2014

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Magee Hospital Set To Open New Emergency Department

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is set to open a brand new emergency department, which will be available to patients beginning Sunday morning.

01/08/2014

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Patient’s Gun Fires In Emergency Room

The state health department wants a thorough review after a patient’s gun fired as he was being treated in the emergency room at a central Pennsylvania hospital.

07/02/2013

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Police: Naked Man High On Bath Salts Chases Down Car

Police say a man was high on the synthetic stimulant known as bath salts when he was naked and chased a car down the street in central Pennsylvania.

KDKA-TV–03/11/2013

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Several Viruses, Not Just Flu, Making People Sick

The flu season may be peaking about now, but that’s not the only bug making the rounds this winter. In fact, there are several viruses making people sick.

01/17/2013

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West Penn Hospital’s ER Accepting Patients Again

Tuesday marked the grand reopening of the West Penn Emergency Room in Bloomfield after a 14-month hiatus.

02/14/2012

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Community Celebrates Reopening Of West Penn ER

Valentine’s Day will mark the grand opening of the West Penn Emergency Room in Bloomfield, reopening its doors to patients after a 14-month hiatus.

02/13/2012

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Woman Arrested After Using Pepper Spray In ER

A woman is facing charges after deploying pepper spray in a local hospital’s waiting room during an argument.

11/15/2011

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Technology Helping To Diagnose & Treat Children

Julie Jarosinski, 3, had two weeks of flu-like symptoms and repeated fevers. She made several trips to the emergency room, where her parents were told it was a virus and they would just have to wait.

08/11/2011

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Shooting Sends Officials To St. Clair Hospital

A shooting sent officials to St. Clair Hospital on Friday night.

07/08/2011

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West Penn Hospital Closes Emergency Room

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The New Year will start without West Penn Hospital’s emergency room as the department stopped admitting patients and closed its doors for good this morning. It happened right on schedule at 10:05 […]

12/31/2010

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