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'It's Going To Be A Marathon, Not A Sprint': 6-Year-Old Boy Living With AFM Facing Long Road To RecoveryInstead of playing sports like a lot of 6-year-old boys, Bryson Ackermann is going to weekly therapy sessions, trying to get his life back.
Cooking, Cleaning Could Raise Air Pollution Levels In Homes, Study SaysResearchers say cooking, cleaning, and other household activities generate levels of pollution in the average home similar to that of a polluted major city.
Salmonella Outbreak Hitting Pet Food BrandsA long-running outbreak of drug-resistant salmonella infections tied to raw turkey products is also showing up in pet food that has sickened at least three people, two of them children.
'Mission Of Mercy' Seeking Volunteers For Dental Clinic"Mission of Mercy" is looking for 1,500 people to volunteer at their upcoming free dental clinic.
New Knee Device Helping Patients With Intermediate OsteoarthritisThere's a new treatment option for knee pain sufferers who don't want to go under the knife for a replacement.
Pennsylvanians Pay Out $132M For Medical Marijuana In First YearState officials say Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program provided the drug nearly 600,000 times during its first year of sales.
Fewer People Donating Blood, Creating 'Impending Public Health Crisis'There's an impending public health crisis in the Pittsburgh region, as fewer people than ever are donating blood.
Drinking Two Or More Diet Beverages A Day Linked To High Risk Of Stroke, Heart AttacksDrinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, according to a new study by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
KDKA Investigates: CBD Oil Supporters Are Believers Despite A Lack Of ProofCBD Oil is growing in popularity. People who use it, swear by it. But critics say it amounts to nothing more than snake oil.
Study: 'Ultraprocessed' Foods Are Accelerating Your Risk Of Early DeathThe quick and easy noshes you love are chipping away at your mortality one nibble at a time, according to new research from France.
Could WVU's New Micropellet Injection Offer Sciatica Patients Some Relief?If you've ever dealt with back pain, specifically sciatica, you know it's not fun. Some local doctors are trying out a new option to treat it, using a common medicine for blood pressure, but putting a unique twist on it.
WVU Researchers Working On Treatment To Help Reverse Effects Of Alzheimer's DiseaseSome exciting work is underway at West Virginia University that could be the key to battling it.