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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

(Source: Dr. Robin Gehris)

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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Tips For Preventing Child Deaths In Hot Cars

Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees, so here are some tips from safety advocates on avoiding accidental deaths in hot cars.

07/09/2014

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Hemolung’s FDA Fight

Cystic fibrosis destroyed Jon Sacker’s lungs, and he was rejecting his first transplant.

07/02/2014

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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

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Study Finds High Number Of Deaths Linked To Excessive Drinking

A new study from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) finds excessive drinking accounts for nearly 1 in 10 deaths.

06/26/2014

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3-D Mammograms Could Make Catching Cancer A Bit Easier

Jennifer Hoeft is no stranger to breast cancer.

06/24/2014

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