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Pa. Supreme Court Reverses UPMC-Highmark Health Network DecisionThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that Highmark Medicare Advantage members' access to the UPMC network will end by July 2019.
Study Links ADHD To Teens And Their Digital Media UseA study of teens using high-tech devices has found a link between their seemingly constant use of digital media and ADHD.
Do Beer Goggles Exist? Pitt Researchers Find Link Between Alcohol, AttractivenessScientists at the University of Pittsburgh do a lot of research into chemistry, but one group of Pitt psychologists took a particular look at the chemistry between a man and woman, with a bit of alcohol mixed in.
New Generation Of Device Helps To Stop Seizures Before They StartLiving with epilepsy means living in fear of not if, but when the next seizure will hit. But, what if there was a way to alleviate some of that fear?
UT Southwestern Celebrates 'Big Bang' Breakthrough in Alzheimer's ResearchDoctors at UT-Southwestern's O'Donnell Brain Institute have detected what they believe are changes in a single molecule that could act as the starting point for the deadly, memory-stealing disease.
Magee-Womens Hospital Pilot Program Aims To Help Most Innocent Victims Of Drug AddictionMagee-Womens Hospital has created a new unit called the Parent Partnership Unit to help babies with symptoms of drug withdrawal.
Babies Sleep Better When They Begin Solid Food Early, Study SaysBoth the UK National Health Service and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed until about 6 months of age and then begin to introduce solid foods.
More Than 100 People Fall Ill From Parasite Possibly Linked To Salads At McDonald'sThe Illinois and Iowa health departments are investigating outbreaks of a parasite that causes intestinal illness and might be linked to McDonald's salads, both states said Thursday.
New, More Effective Shingles Vaccine In High DemandMore than 200,000 Americans get shingles every year and deal with the excruciating pain that comes with it. The only way to prevent it is a vaccine. But now, there's a new one that's way better, and demand for it is high.
Pittsburgh Hospitals Put Protocols, Safety Measures In Place To Protect Patients' EmbryosEarlier this year, a freezer malfunction destroyed thousands of eggs and embryos at University Hospitals' Fertility Clinic in Cleveland. But could something similar happen here in Pittsburgh?
Michigan Says Autism And Arthritis Now Treatable By Medical MarijuanaMichigan has added several medical conditions to the state's list of ailments which qualify for a medical marijuana prescription.
At Least 50 Treated After Reported Salmonella Infection At Teachers' PicnicHealth officials say at least 50 people were treated after a reported salmonella infection at a weekend picnic in central Pennsylvania.