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Hospitals

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance When I Visit A Doctor?

To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.

03/06/2014

How Does My Health Insurance Work At The Hospital?

The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.

03/06/2014

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Top Republicans: No Legislative Fix For Highmark-UPMC Dispute

Don’t look to the state legislature to solve the Highmark — UPMC dispute, say the state Senate’s top Republican and chair of its Insurance Committee.

02/25/2014

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Hospitals Now Getting Stroke Center Designations

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.

06/20/2013

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CDC Warns Health Care Centers To Watch For CRE

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.

03/06/2013

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Legionella Not Just Found In Hospitals, Some Homes Infected

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.

02/11/2013

UPMC Cardiovascular Screenings

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.

01/31/2013

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Respiratory Illness Runs Rampant

If you’re coughing and stuffy, you aren’t alone. Doctors are getting pummeled by cases like this.

01/04/2013

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Consumer Reports Offers Tips For Lowering Healthcare Costs

Consumer Reports gives advice for how to lower your health-care costs by negotiating with your doctor, hospital, or other health care provider.

09/13/2011

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Good Hospitals May Have High Death Rates

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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/05/2011

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Hospitals See Influx Of Slip And Fall Injuries

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 […]

01/18/2011