Health Concerns

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Scary-Looking Insect Invades Area, But Don’t Call Them Ticks

Those plump, round insects seem to be everywhere these days. They’re called billbugs, beetles, and weevils. But don’t call them ticks, because they’re not.

06/23/2015

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Local Lumber Liquidators Customers Worried After Report Links Flooring To Health Concerns

Meghan Lopresti’s husband, Robert, was putting in the final core boards of their new laminate wood floor Sunday night when her dad called and told her to turn on “60 Minutes.”

03/06/2015

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Doctors Seeing Some Cases Frostbite, Urging People To Bundle Up

Frostnip, frostbite, hypothermia – or just plain cold – when the temperatures drop this low, these are all very real possibilities.

02/19/2015

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Mt. Lebanon Parents Raise Health Concerns About Synthetic Turf

Earth movers are busily clearing away the natural surface of a couple of ball fields in Mount Lebanon’s municipal park.

10/24/2014

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Allegheny County Health Department Survey

The Allegheny County Health Department wants residents to rank their health concerns.

06/04/2014

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Health Dept. Orders Carrick Townhouse Residents Out

More than a dozen residents of a Carrick townhouse are scrambling to find a place to live after being told to vacate the building immediately because of health concerns.

04/25/2014

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Shenango Coke Works To Pay $600K Fine In Agreement With Allegheny Co.

People who live in Bellevue and Avalon have long complained about pollution from the Shenango Coke Plant on Neville Island.

04/08/2014

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Partner’s Death Prompts Man’s Crusade For Change In Federal Organ Donation Policy

A local man is fighting for change after he was told he couldn’t donate his late partner’s tissue, as he wanted.

03/28/2014

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Dole Recalls Bagged Salads

Dole is recalling bagged salad in 15 states, including Pennsylvania.

03/14/2014

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Neighbors Concerned As Garbage Piles Up In Elizabeth Yard

Neighbors on Smithfield Street in Elizabeth Township say they are fed up with one of their neighbor’s trash.

05/31/2013

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Zoo Caring For Baby Gorilla Until He Begins Eating Solid Food

It was just last month the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium welcomed the birth of a brand new Western Lowland baby gorilla.

05/29/2013

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Consumer Reports’ Testing Of Pork Finds Reasons To Take Precautions When Eating It

Some things just go together: holidays and ham, breakfast and sausage, baseball and hot dogs. Pork products are part of American culture, but what might be cultured from pork is the subject of a Consumer Reports investigation.

11/28/2012

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Concussion Fears Shrink Youth Football Participation

High school playoff football is kicking off in towns all over Southwestern Pennsylvania. But some people envision a day when youth football will be only a shadow of what it used to be.

11/09/2012