Right now, ticks are enjoying a fall resurgence of substantial proportions and local vets have their hands full and pet owners need to be on the alert.
A strain of super lice is going around local schools this year. They’re not your average lice because these are resistant to the usual treatments.
Grandmother, wife and artist Joan Esposito has breast cancer — a specific kind called “HER-2 positive.”
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.
On this edition of Medical Frontiers, Dr. Gerald Pifer welcomed Dr. Cyrus Khan to discuss blood cancer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clues as to whether drugs to prevent breast cancer will work can be found in your genes.
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.
New research shows dementia is more costly than heart disease or cancer.
The debate has raged for years about stem cells, but Butler County Veterinarian Mike Hutchinson is completely sold on their effectiveness.
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.