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New Breast Cancer Drug: Benefit And Cost

Grandmother, wife and artist Joan Esposito has breast cancer — a specific kind called “HER-2 positive.”

10/03/2013

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Personalized Treatment For Ovarian Cancer Has Positive Results

The usual way doctors choose cancer drugs is based on what works on the majority of people. But, the majority isn’t everybody, but that approach may be changing.

09/05/2013

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Medical Frontiers: Blood Cancer

On this edition of Medical Frontiers, Dr. Gerald Pifer welcomed Dr. Cyrus Khan to discuss blood cancer.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/06/2013

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New Procedure Helping To Reduce Excessive Sweating

Sweating is a part of life. We all sweat, but for some people, it can be excessive and embarrassing. Now, a new procedure is promising a long-term fix.

08/02/2013

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Pittsburgh Zoo’s Bull Elephant Battling Autoimmune Disease

Officials at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium say a young bull elephant is being treated for a non-contagious autoimmune disease that is preventing skin lesions from healing.

08/01/2013

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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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Doctors Working On Revolutionary Treatment For Heartburn

A lot of people get heartburn, but for some, it gets worse with time. Now, local doctors might be close to a revolutionary new treatment.

07/11/2013

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County Testing Point State Park Fountain For Legionnaires’ Disease

The Allegheny County Health Department is testing the water in the fountain at Pittsburgh’s Point State Park after a recent visitor was diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease, which is commonly spread by waterborne bacteria.

07/02/2013

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Genes Providing Clues As To Whether Breast Cancer Prevention Drugs Will Work

Clues as to whether drugs to prevent breast cancer will work can be found in your genes.

06/13/2013

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Dermatologists Discuss Treatments For Acne In Adults

When you hear about acne, you might think it’s a problem that only teenagers battle. But a lot of adults get it, too. And it’s just as embarrassing and frustrating, perhaps more so.

05/09/2013

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Study: Treatment, Care For Dementia More Costly Than Heart Disease, Cancer

New research shows dementia is more costly than heart disease or cancer.

04/03/2013

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Local Vet Seeing Benefits Of Stem Cell Treatment

The debate has raged for years about stem cells, but Butler County Veterinarian Mike Hutchinson is completely sold on their effectiveness.

03/18/2013

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Local Doctor Weighs In On Former President Bush’s Hospitalization

Former President George H.W. Bush has been a patient at Houston Methodist Hospital since Nov. 23 and in the intensive care unit since Dec. 23 with a persistent fever.

12/27/2012

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New Study Aims To Determine Relation Between Vitamins & Asthma

Are vitamins and asthma related? Previous studies show that lung function is worse in asthmatic children with a vitamin D deficiency, even when treated with inhaled steroids.

10/22/2012

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Ultrasound Offering Arthritis Patients Some Relief

Doctors have found a new way to diagnose and treat arthritis, and the technology is saving doctors and patients both time and money.

04/20/2012

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