Officials with health insurer Highmark Inc. and the Pennsylvania Insurance Department have spelled out a plan for Highmark customers to continue using doctors from the rival University of Pittsburgh Medical Center once Highmark’s provider agreement with UPMC ends Jan. 1.
After nearly 700 area veterans waited up to a year for medical treatment, local VA officials have taken a pro-active stance.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says that the school bell should ring at 8:30AM for middle school and high school students. A later start to the day will produce higher G.P.A.’s for those students.
The Allegheny Health Network has announced that its hospital campuses will be going smoke-free.
A second American aid worker infected with Ebola has arrived in the United States.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed over 700 lives. Should we be worried about virus reaching the United States?
Organizers say 25 protesters have been arrested during a demonstration for a labor union and higher employee wages at the regional health care giant, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
The City of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have dropped opposing lawsuits over the hospital network’s nonprofit status.
What a local doctor does after he delivers a baby is attracting attention across the nation.
David Holmberg has been Highmark’s CEO for just eight weeks. And the region’s largest insurance company — that now provides health services through its Allegheny Health Network — has been embroiled with UPMC.
At menopause, typically around age 50, the ovaries shut down and a woman’s hormones change.
They race through the deserts and over the mountains, on a course that takes them from California to Maryland.
It’s often said that the easiest place to get sick is in a hospital. But UPMC Passavant now has new technology that can take on the toughest germs and bacteria.
The reasons for eating a healthy diet are obvious but have you ever thought about the relationship your diet has to cancer? One doctor think there is a strong link and hopes that people change their minds about that link in the next few years.
Dr. Colin Champ, Assistant Professor in the department of radiation oncology at UPMC joined The KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about the link between nutrition and cancer.
No more smoking for UPMC employees and volunteers – at least not while they are on duty.