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Medicine

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Express Scripts Cuts Payments For Customized Drugs

The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, is dramatically scaling back its coverage of compounded medications, saying most of the custom-mixed medicines are ineffective or overpriced.

07/03/2014

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Germs That Outwit Antibiotics Found In Toddlers

Before there were antibiotics, people died from infections all the time.

04/29/2014

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Shakira and Blake Shelton to Perform Together at the ACM Awards

The two artists will perform their duet “Medicine” live during the 49th annual ACM Awards this Sunday.

03/31/2014

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Once-A-Week Drug For Diabetes Under FDA Consideration

For type 2 diabetes, how about a shot that’s just once a week? The FDA is considering a medicine that would be a weekly shot. And it’s not insulin.

03/26/2014

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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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Duquesne University Doctor Develops New Cancer Treatment

It’s being called the first of its kind.

12/05/2013

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Drug-Resistant Bacteria Becoming A Problem In Pets

It’s been said that too much medicine creates strains of drug-resistant bacteria. However, it’s not just a problem for people. It’s a problem for pets, too.

10/28/2013

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Fighting Vs. Fueling Allergies With Food

Spring allergies are in full bloom and you may already be taking medicines to prevent or treat symptoms. But is there anything else you can take?

04/25/2013

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Skip Allergy Shots With New Alternative Treatment

Getting stuck at the allergist?

02/26/2013

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Consumer Reports’ Tips To Save Money On Medicine

Many Americans grappling with the high cost of medicine may be putting themselves in harm’s way, according to the Consumer Reports National Research Center.

09/18/2012

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Meet CMU’s Snake Robot, Your New Surgeon

KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to CMU robotics professor Howie Choset about how his snake robots are revolutionizing medicine- and everything else.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/31/2012

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Healthcare & Patient Relationships Explained

Rob Pratte talked to Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Mimi Tambellini about the relationship that is needed between healthcare and the patients and every aspect of medicine.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/11/2011

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Do Toxins Affect Human Neuro-Development?

uquesne University is hosting a conference to question whether environmental toxins affect human neuro-development.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/24/2011

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

A new poll that indicates 43 percent of Americans between the ages of 13 and 64 don’t get enough sleep on the regular basis.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/07/2011

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Some Doctors Now Advocating Herbal Remedies

In a remote location, off Smoke Camp Road in Lewis County, W. Va., lives a “wise woman.” Not only wise, but smart too, with degrees in agronomy and botany. “I can vouch for this because […]

KDKA-TV–10/25/2010