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Gov. Corbett Undergoes Successful Hernia Surgery

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is turning over the reins of power briefly to undergo hernia surgery in a Pittsburgh hospital.

02/27/2014

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High-Tech Heart Surgery Offers Patients Quicker Recover Times

Wilma Fisher enjoyed walking with her family, but last August, when she couldn’t do it anymore, she knew something was wrong.

01/21/2014

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Radioactive Seeds Making Surgery More Efficient For Breast Cancer Patients

Doctors say radioactive seeds are making surgery more efficient for women with a small breast tumor.

01/15/2014

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Pens’ Dupuis Could Miss Rest Of Season With Knee Injury

Penguins coach Dan Bylsma says top-line forward Pascal Dupuis could miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

12/27/2013

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New Device May Help With Congestive Heart Failure

Fred Fortson loves to walk — in his neighborhood, to his favorite stores, to see his nearby relatives. But, congestive heart failure kept him from what he loved.

12/24/2013

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Injured Hockey Player Returns To Rink To Watch Team Play

A local hockey player who was severely injured during a game last month has returned to the rink.

12/21/2013

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1 Arrested After Nun Hospitalized Following Assault And Rape

Police are investigating after a nun was assaulted Friday in Aliquippa.

12/13/2013

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Local Doctor Developing Pain-Free Surgery Recovery

For some people, hip or knee surgery are inevitable. A local doctor is making the process a lot less painful using what you might call a special pain cocktail and his patients swear by it.

11/27/2013

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Pens’ Vokoun Out Indefinitely After Undergoing Surgery For Blood Clot

Pittsburgh Penguins backup goaltender Tomas Vokoun had surgery Saturday to remove a blood clot from his pelvis and will remain in the hospital for several days.

09/21/2013

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City Police Cmdr. Heading Back To Work After Crash

A Pittsburgh Police commander who was severely injured in a head-on crash last summer is heading back to work today.

09/16/2013

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Breast Cancer Breakthrough Helps Minimize Surgeries

Joy Taylor is about to have a lumpectomy. Her doctor is using a new FDA-approved device that helps breast cancer patients avoid additional surgery.

09/13/2013

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Undergoes Surgery On Knee

Pittsburgh Steelers starting cornerback Cortez Allen underwent minor surgery on his right knee today, the team announced.

08/02/2013

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Injured Pirate Pitchers Still On The Mend As Stretch Run Continues

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates’ impressive pitching depth continued to be on display Monday night at PNC Park. They’ve had to lean on that depth with a number of injured hurlers still working toward a return–whether it’s this season or next.

93-7 The Fan–07/30/2013

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New Procedure Used To Treat A-Fib Patients

Dan Farren is an avid hunter. But he felt barreled over because of a heart condition — atrial fibrillation, or A-fib – which left him severely short of breath.

07/25/2013

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American Medical Association Now Recognizes Obesity As Disease

The nation’s largest medical group has just recognized obesity as a disease.

06/19/2013

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