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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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7 Flu Deaths Reported, Officials Expect More This Season

We are only halfway through flu season and seven deaths have already been reported in Allegheny County.

01/13/2015

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Insufferable Pain, Could It Be TMJ?

Millions suffer from it, and for some, the pain is unbearable.

01/12/2015

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Winter Sports Are A Great Way To Burn Calories

KDKA’s Kristine Sorensen embraces the cold weather as a great way to burn calories.

01/09/2015

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Hybrid Ear Implant Offers Better Hearing Experience

Going out with friends is usually fun, but for Jon Adler it was torture.

01/08/2015

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Pirates’ Hurdle Undergoes 2nd Hip Replacement Surgery

As of last night, 57-year-old Pirates’ manager Clint Hurdle had one new hip.

01/07/2015

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Allegheny Co. Health Department: Number Of Flu Cases Rises To 2,300

The Allegheny County Health Department says 2,300 flu cases have now been reported.

01/07/2015

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Doctors Say Flu Shot Still Worth It

The Centers for Disease Control says 43 states, including Pennsylvania, are facing high or widespread flu activity.

01/05/2015

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Health Dept. Issuing Warnings For Flu Shots

Medical Epidemiologist Kristen Mertz from the Allegheny County Health Department says officials are putting out the warning now in hopes that those who haven’t already gotten their flu shot this season will get one and soon.

01/03/2015

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New Study Shows Men Hit Harder By Flu Than Women

The next time a guy you know gets the flu, you may want to show him a little more sympathy than you normally would.

12/31/2014

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Local Pharmacies Experience Tamiflu Shortage

It’s the flu season — so maybe it’s no surprise one particular pharmaceutical drug is in high demand — Tamiflu.

12/29/2014

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Officials: Flu Activity Widespread In Pennsylvania

Health authorities say flu activity is widespread in Pennsylvania, meaning it’s affecting at least half the regions of the state.

12/27/2014

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Doctors Working To Diagnose Autism Before Kids Are Born

There’s a potential breakthrough regarding autism. Doctors might now be able to tell if a child has autism before they’re born.

12/18/2014

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How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever

Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.

12/08/2014

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