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Researchers Testing Stem Cells As Treatment For Stroke Recovery

Injecting stem cells into the brain of someone who has had a stroke is a hot button issue. Is it safe? Can it be done? That’s what researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are trying to find out.

06/04/2012

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Pitt Fullback Derrick Burns Suffered Stroke

A sophomore on the Pitt football team has suffered an apparent stroke. The parents of fullback Derrick Burns say it happened while he was on the phone.

05/23/2012

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Study: Patients With Brain Stents Fared Worse

When people enter a clinical trial, they often want the experimental treatment, but that may not always be best. In fact, researchers looking at stents in the brain for stroke find that people who got these actually did worse.

09/07/2011

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Charlie Daniels Talks Steelers, Stroke

American music legend Charlie Daniels talks to KDKA AM’s Larry and John about an important health issue- stroke.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/04/2011

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Do Calcium Supplements Affect Women’s Hearts?

Many women take calcium for their bones, but what does this mean for their hearts?

04/20/2011

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Study Links Coffee To Lower Stroke Risk In Women

More than a cup of coffee a day is associated with a lower risk of stroke, according to a study in the journal “Stroke.”

03/11/2011

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Elderly Man Found Living In Filth, Wife Charged

A Jeannette woman is facing charges after police found her elderly husband living in filth. Kathleen LaTourette, 55, is charged with recklessly endangering another person.

03/09/2011

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LA Reporter’s Grammys Gibberish Could Be Sign Of TIA

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – When reporters goof while live, people are quick to make fun. That’s what a lot of people did when they first saw a reporter appear to mess up at the Grammys. But […]

02/15/2011

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Can Soft Drinks Influence Risk For Stroke, Heart Attack?

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — You may think you’re cutting your risk of stroke and heart attack by switching to diet soda, but you may not be eliminating your risk completely. Some preliminary data suggests otherwise. You […]

02/09/2011

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Study Examines Anti-Inflammatories & Heart Risk

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pain-killing anti-inflammatory drugs like Celebrex and Advil — medicines called NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and COX-2 inhibitors — are linked to a higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death. “Patients with […]

KDKA-TV–01/14/2011

How to Protect Yourself from Heat-Related Health Problems

Would you know if you are having a heat stoke? When is the heat too much? Larry and John talk to Pittsburgh EMS Chief Robert McCaughan about the signs of serious health issues from the […]

07/07/2010

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