Just as trauma centers are designated by level — with a level one trauma center being the most proficient — hospitals are getting stroke designations as well by the Joint Commission, a hospital accrediting body.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking health care centers to be on the lookout for bacteria resistant to a class of antibiotics. The bacteria are called carbapenam-resistant enterobacteriaceae, or CRE.
Federal officials now say five people may have died from Legionnaires’ disease at Pittsburgh VA hospitals, but it’s not just hospitals where people are at risk of the legionella bacteria.
On Friday, Feb. 1, UPMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute and the American Heart Association are set to offer free heart screenings, including blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol and blood glucose testing.
If you’re coughing and stuffy, you aren’t alone. Doctors are getting pummeled by cases like this.
Consumer Reports gives advice for how to lower your health-care costs by negotiating with your doctor, hospital, or other health care provider.
More than 120 hospitals, given top marks by patients for providing excellent care, also have a darker distinction: high death rates for heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – One minute you’re upright, the next you’re not. That’s the way Tuesday morning went as a simple task of getting the newspaper put people in peril due to icy conditions. Greg Sgro […]