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In Your Dreams! Separating Nightmare Myths From Reality

Nightmares, we all have them occasionally, but why? What causes them? Are there ways to stop them? Do spicy foods play a role? What about the temperature of the room you sleep in?

9 hours ago

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Sports Drinks Causing Serious Dental Problems For Young Athletes

All those sports drinks kids are downing to keep themselves hydrated are ruining their teeth. Dentists are seeing serious tooth and mouth problems at much younger ages

07/24/2014

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Expert Debunks Myths And Misconceptions Around Breast Cancer

There are lots of thoughts on breast cancer.

07/22/2014

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New Study Raises More Questions About Morcellator Device In Gynecologic Procedures

There’s growing concern a device used during hysterectomies can spread cancer.

07/22/2014

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NCIS Star Pauley Perrette Issues Hair Dye Health Warning After Severe Allergic Reaction

NCIS actress Pauley Perrette is warning fans about the dangers of hair dye after suffering a severe allergic reaction to her trademark ink-black color.

07/22/2014

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School Safety Tips For Younger Kids

School is back in session, so take some time to go over these important safety tips with your children. This is just the beginning of the conversation, but it’s a great place to get started.

07/21/2014

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Experts Say Secondary Drowning Could Be Deadly If Not Watched

At the pool, kids splash and sputter.

07/18/2014

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Study Brings About Concerns For Using Niacin To Treat Cholesterol

Niacin, which is vitamin B3, has been prescribed for years to people with high cholesterol because it lowers the bad LDL (low density lipoproteins) and raises the good HDL (high density lipoproteins).

07/17/2014

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Cancer Patients Choosing Hypnosis Over Counseling

Dealing with cancer is difficult both physically and emotionally, especially when the treatments start, but some cancer patients are now using a new tool to help them get through it.

07/16/2014

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Nickel Used In Electronic Devices Could Give You A Rash

Nickel allergies affect 20 percent of the general population, which could cause problems if your electronic device has the metal in it.

07/14/2014

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Cyclists Travel Cross Country To Raise Money For Pulmonary Hypertension

They race through the deserts and over the mountains, on a course that takes them from California to Maryland.

07/14/2014

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Five Healthy Foods For Your Brain

When it comes to maintaining and even enhancing brain health, choosing the right foods is critically important. These five foods will have your brain working in top gear.

07/11/2014

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Proposed Ordinance Would Forbidden Smoking On Beaver Co. Property

Beaver County Commissioners are working on a possible ordinance to ban smoking on county property.

07/09/2014

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Doctors Seeing More Cases Of Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease In Kids This Summer

In the Old West, an outbreak of Hoof and Mouth Disease struck fear into the hearts of cattle drivers. The viral infection could cause cows to go lame or worse. Not to be confused with that serious disease. There is another uncomfortable, yet benign infection called Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.

07/09/2014

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UPMC Doctor: Fight Cancer Through Eating Well

The reasons for eating a healthy diet are obvious but have you ever thought about the relationship your diet has to cancer? One doctor think there is a strong link and hopes that people change their minds about that link in the next few years.

Dr. Colin Champ, Assistant Professor in the department of radiation oncology at UPMC joined The KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about the link between nutrition and cancer.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/09/2014

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