Health

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Local Doctor Weighs In On Jolie’s Tough Decision To Have Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes Removed

Angelina Jolie says she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week to ensure she has a long life with her husband and six children.

03/24/2015

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Apple Watch & ResearchKit Raise Privacy Concerns

Apple’s announcement brought the potential for a healthier future with innovative technology that’s guaranteed to take the world by storm for its practicality and it’s privacy risks.

03/10/2015

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Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Provides Tuberculosis, Measles Updates

The Allegheny County Health Department has been looking into cases of tuberculosis ever since a Pittsburgh Public School District student came down with the disease.

03/04/2015

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New Findings Show Adults Less Likely To Get The Flu Than Kids

When were the last two times you had the flu?

03/04/2015

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UPMC Now Offering Online Doctor Visits

Would you prefer to see a doctor in person or by computer?

03/03/2015

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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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