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High-Tech Heart Surgery Offers Patients Quicker Recover Times

Wilma Fisher enjoyed walking with her family, but last August, when she couldn’t do it anymore, she knew something was wrong.

01/21/2014

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$415K Given For Asthma Study Of Pittsburgh Kids

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Heinz Endowments has given researchers $415,000 to study whether asthma rates among Pittsburgh Public Schools students are as bad as school nurses say. As many as half of the district’s 26,000 […]

01/21/2014

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New Stem Cell Procedure Gives Hope To Pain Sufferers

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) Stem cells have been used to treat cancer patients, multiple scleroses, and other conditions. Now, a local practice, Rehabilitation and Pain Specialists, is now bringing to the Pittsburgh area a non-surgical adult stem cell procedure to treat pain in patients.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/21/2014

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Flu Cases On The Rise

It’s high season for respiratory viruses, and health officials say there’s a whole lot of misery going around.

01/16/2014

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UPMC Doctor: “It’s Better To Stay At Home When You’re Sick”

A UPMC doctor feels that if you start feeling sick, you should stay home and stop infecting those around you.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/14/2014

OSU Offering Self-Administered Alzheimer’s Test Online

As many get older, the possibility of developing Alzheimer’s Disease is a concern for some.

01/13/2014

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New Implantable Device Helping Sleep Apnea Patients

Machines that you strap on at night, appliances you wear in your mouth, even surgeries to remove throat tissue — all measures people have resorted to because of sleep apnea.

01/09/2014

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Tamiflu Shortages Being Reported In Parts Of The Country

If your child had the flu, would she be able to get early treatment with the medicine Tamiflu?

01/08/2014

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Study Shows Only 25% Of Kids Getting Recommended Amount Of Daily Physical Activity

Brandon Darbhunauth, 13, estimates he gets two to three hours of exercise a day.

01/08/2014

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Flu On The Rise, Doctors Monitoring Several H1N1 Cases Locally

The flu is proving fatal, and putting people in the hospital. Not so much children and the elderly, but rather, middle-aged adults.

01/07/2014

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Computer Glitch Causing Problems For Some Drug Store Customers

Finding out you might have to pay for hundreds of dollars worth of prescriptions out of pocket is not a happy way to start the New Year, but that’s what some drug store customers have been facing.

01/03/2014

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Could The “Instagram Diet” Help You Shed Pounds?

Just a picture of a decadent dessert or an enticing entrée can make our mouths water.

12/27/2013

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Sisters’ Stem Cells Donated In Hopes Of Helping Other Children

Hayley Mogul, 13, and her 9-year-old sister, Bari, have rare genetic mutations that can’t be cured. But their conditions have improved during a two-month stay at the Children’s Institute in Squirrel Hill.

12/26/2013

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Sleep And Dementia: A Study In Mice

How’s your thinking after a bad night’s sleep?

12/26/2013

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New Video Game Helps People With Physical Therapy

Millions of kids got video games this Christmas, but kids aren’t the only ones playing.

12/25/2013

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