Health

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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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Pittsburgh Ranks 6th On List Of America’s Healthiest Cities

According to BetterDoctor.com, Pittsburgh ranked No. 6 on the list of America’s Healthiest Cities.

01/22/2015

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Health Department Confirms 15 Pittsburgh-Area Flu Deaths

The Allegheny County Health Department says 15 people have now died from the flu in the Pittsburgh area, but that this season’s outbreak seems to be slowing down.

01/21/2015

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Consumer Reports: Super Snack Bars

The most overcrowded section of your grocery store these days may well be the snack bar aisle. Sales are on the rise with 20 percent of Americans saying they munch at least one bar a day, according to Mintel Market Research.

01/20/2015

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Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.

01/14/2015

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