Health Care

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Donations Pouring In For N.C. Woman In Need Of Double Lung Transplant

Pittsburgh has once again shown the size of its heart.

02/13/2015

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Financial Situation, Insurance Status Delaying Woman’s Life-Saving Lung Transplant

If Lethia Everette were your relative, you might find her predicament hard to believe, let alone accept. She needs a double lung transplant. Right now.

02/12/2015

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Highmark Says Its Customer Health Data Is Secure

The cyber security breach at Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield with its 80 million customers has brought increased scrutiny to security issues in the health care industry.

02/06/2015

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Highmark Denies In-Network Coverage To Some Pregnant Women Using Magee Womens Hospital

The ongoing dispute between Highmark and UPMC is heating up again.

01/16/2015

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Community Relieved By Opening Of Urgent Care In Braddock

There was a lot of excitement Monday over a new Allegheny Health Network urgent care center in Braddock.

01/05/2015

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Highmark-UPMC Relationship Ends With Exceptions

Jan. 1 starts a new relationship between Highmark’s insurance customers and UPMC, and it’s sometimes hard to sort out what it all means.

12/31/2014

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ATI Retirees Scrambling To Replace Canceled Life Insurance Policies

For dozens of seniors, it wasn’t the gift they wanted this Christmas.

12/26/2014

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Highmark’s CEO Answers Tough Questions On Access To UPMC

Most Highmark subscribers will soon lose low-cost access to UPMC in a consent agreement Highmark agreed to.

10/31/2014

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Pittsburgh Named No. 1 City For Veterans Starting Out

Pittsburgh has topped lists as one of the best places to live for several years – and it turns out it’s no different for veterans.

10/28/2014

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Allegheny Co. Health Dept., Hospitals Prepping For Possibility Of Ebola

The mistakes surrounding the United States’ first Ebola case has been well documented.

10/03/2014

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Wexford’s New Medical Mall Is Latest Innovation In Health Care

For an area known for strip malls, the new kid on the block is a medical mall.

09/23/2014

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Doctor Takes Closer Look At Unnecessary Surgeries In New Book

Dr. Paul Ruggieri released his new book, “The Cost of Cutting: A Surgeon Reveals the Truth Behind a Multibillion-Dollar Industry” this week where he exposes the hidden truths behind why surgery is so expensive.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/05/2014

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Regulators, Highmark Spell Out Post-UPMC Plan

Officials with health insurer Highmark Inc. and the Pennsylvania Insurance Department have spelled out a plan for Highmark customers to continue using doctors from the rival University of Pittsburgh Medical Center once Highmark’s provider agreement with UPMC ends Jan. 1.

09/03/2014

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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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UPMC Helps VA Clean Up Backlog In Patient Cases

After nearly 700 area veterans waited up to a year for medical treatment, local VA officials have taken a pro-active stance.

08/28/2014

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