Health

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Extremely Dry Winter Skin Can Have Dangerous Consequences

It’s almost unavoidable in the winter: dry skin.

02/26/2015

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Pitt Researchers Studying How To Keep Back Pain From Becoming Long-Term Problem

Just about everyone has back pain at some point in their life.

02/25/2015

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Local Wellness Center Takes Community Approach To Healthier Food Choices

Julie Cerrone never planned on being a health coach, but her battle with a long list of medical ailments, including an auto-immune disorder called psoriatic arthritis, led her down a new path that started in her kitchen.

02/24/2015

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The Story Of Sharing America’s Marrow

Sam Kimura, her sister and her best friend are on a mission to help people around the country in need of life saving blood marrow. See how these three young women are going about making a real difference.

02/18/2015

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When It Comes To Fighting Germs, What Is Sensible/Silly?

What’s sensible and what’s silly when it comes to fighting the germs that can give you colds and the flu?

02/10/2015

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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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Health Insurers, Hospitals Vulnerable To Cyber Attack, Say Experts

By all accounts, the breach of Anthem, an Indianapolis-based Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance company, was stunning.

02/05/2015

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Old Diseases Making A Comeback

Tuesday, officials say a parent reported that their child – a student at Ben Franklin Elementary School – had a scarlet fever.

02/05/2015

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Health Officials: More Allegheny Co. Kids Getting Measles Vaccinations At Recommended Ages

The measles – highly contagious, and according to most medical experts, highly preventable.

02/03/2015

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National Sleep Foundation Offers Updated Sleep Recommendations

Experts have a better idea of how much sleep you need to get every night.

02/03/2015

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Local Researcher Studying Ways To Extend The Lives Of Pets

Is there a way to help your dog or cat live longer? And not just longer, but also with a better quality of life?

02/02/2015

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Locals Healing With MELT Method Classes

If you have nagging pain, headaches or stress, trouble sleeping or with digestion, a new self-treatment technique could help you.

01/30/2015

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New Study Suggests Sugary Drinks Could Accelerate Start Of Puberty In Girls

A new study suggests that girls who drink a lot of sugar-filled drinks may start their menstrual periods earlier than girls who consume other beverages.

01/28/2015

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Gov. Wolf Vows To Support Pa. Senate’s Medical Marijuana Bill

Governor Tom Wolf today met with parents who say their children’s health could be greatly improved – if they had access to medical marijuana.

01/27/2015

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Smart Bandage Could Revolutionize Wound Care

We have phones, watches, even cars that are “smart.” Now, a group of researchers has come up with a “smart bandage” that could turn wound care on its head.

01/22/2015

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