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Donations Pouring In For N.C. Woman In Need Of Double Lung Transplant

Pittsburgh has once again shown the size of its heart.

02/13/2015

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Deadline Approaching To Sign Up & Make Changes To Coverage Under Affordable Care Act

The deadline is fast approaching to sign up for or make changes to your healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

02/13/2015

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Financial Situation, Insurance Status Delaying Woman’s Life-Saving Lung Transplant

If Lethia Everette were your relative, you might find her predicament hard to believe, let alone accept. She needs a double lung transplant. Right now.

02/12/2015

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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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Highmark Denies In-Network Coverage To Some Pregnant Women Using Magee Womens Hospital

The ongoing dispute between Highmark and UPMC is heating up again.

01/16/2015

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Highmark-UPMC Relationship Ends With Exceptions

Jan. 1 starts a new relationship between Highmark’s insurance customers and UPMC, and it’s sometimes hard to sort out what it all means.

12/31/2014

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Allegheny Health Forming Home Unit With Celtic

The Allegheny Health Network is teaming up with Celtic Healthcare to form a for-profit home health care company to compete with the rival University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

11/12/2014

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Highmark’s CEO Answers Tough Questions On Access To UPMC

Most Highmark subscribers will soon lose low-cost access to UPMC in a consent agreement Highmark agreed to.

10/31/2014

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Infectious Diseases Doctor Weighs In On Ebola Fears In U.S.

Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States.

10/01/2014

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Ebola Primer: How It Works And How It Spreads

Ebola is a rare viral illness — and now the CDC has diagnosed a case in the United States.

09/30/2014

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Wexford’s New Medical Mall Is Latest Innovation In Health Care

For an area known for strip malls, the new kid on the block is a medical mall.

09/23/2014

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What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later?

With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?

09/18/2014

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Doctor Takes Closer Look At Unnecessary Surgeries In New Book

Dr. Paul Ruggieri released his new book, “The Cost of Cutting: A Surgeon Reveals the Truth Behind a Multibillion-Dollar Industry” this week where he exposes the hidden truths behind why surgery is so expensive.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/05/2014

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Regulators, Highmark Spell Out Post-UPMC Plan

Officials with health insurer Highmark Inc. and the Pennsylvania Insurance Department have spelled out a plan for Highmark customers to continue using doctors from the rival University of Pittsburgh Medical Center once Highmark’s provider agreement with UPMC ends Jan. 1.

09/03/2014

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Primary Care Providers Can Help Teens Find, Manage Treatment For Depression

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — About 11 percent of adolescents in the United States have an episode of depression by age 18. “A combination of medicine and therapy can be effective, and in certain circumstances, either medicine […]

08/28/2014

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