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May Is Melanoma Awareness Month

After the long winter, it’s not a surprise everyone is gearing up to enjoy some fun outdoors this summer. Before heading out to catch some rays, think about protecting your skin.

05/19/2014

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Doctor Breaks Down Pros And Cons Of DIY Dermatology

People will try all kinds of things on their skin for acne, spots, rashes and stings.

05/16/2014

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Two-Wheeled Commuters Fill Market Square For “Bike To Work Day”

Bicycles packed Market Square Friday morning as dozens of people took part in Bike to Work Day.

05/16/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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Experts: Sleep Positions Could Impact Overall Health

When it’s time to get some shut-eye, you already know to darken the room, power down electronics, and turn in at the same time each night. However, could your sleep position undo all your good work?

05/15/2014

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Local Man Remaining Positive While Waiting For Heart Transplant

A 51-year-old man we’ve been following as he waits for a heart transplant is still hoping and praying for that call.

05/15/2014

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Offers New Treatment For Depression

To treat depression, people usually take pills.

05/13/2014

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New Dentistry Techniques Tackle More Than Just Your Teeth

Your dentist appointment — certainly not the most delightful experience.

05/12/2014

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Allegheny County Health Dept. Investigating Measles Case

Officials with the Allegheny County Health Department who are investigating after a resident was diagnosed with measles are urging anyone who may have been exposed to report it.

05/08/2014

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Colin Dunlap: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It

Listen, this column space is generally reserved for an exploration into topics about the sports world; I use it mostly to relay to you thoughts about the Pirates, Steelers, Penguins or other relevant happenings in such a realm. Today, we’re going in a different direction. Just because, well, because.

93-7 The Fan–05/04/2014

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New Report Says Back Injuries On The Rise For Young Athletes

Youth sports are a whole different ballgame from when most parents were in school.

05/02/2014

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Pittsburgh Hospital Had Legionella In Ice Machines

The bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease was found in ice machines at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s flagship hospital, where officials say one patient died and two were sickened by the bug last year.

05/02/2014

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Experiment Tests Stem Cell Technique Using Material From Pigs

Nick Clark’s lower left leg was badly damaged in a skiing accident nearly 10 years ago.

04/30/2014

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FDA Discouraging Use Of Morcellator In Hysterectomy Procedures

Amy Reed, 40, is an anesthesiologist in Boston and the mother of six children ages, one to 12.

04/30/2014

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Germs That Outwit Antibiotics Found In Toddlers

Before there were antibiotics, people died from infections all the time.

04/29/2014

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