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Specially adapted performance gives those with sensory sensitivities a chance to experience a theater production.
Two new meningitis vaccines should be used just for rare outbreaks, a federal panel recommends.
Cdiff bacterial deaths have more than doubled since 2007, and more than 80 percent of the deaths are among people 65 and older.
Congressional leaders and family members upset by revelations in former Pittsburgh VA director’s appeal file.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule by the end of June on whether residents in at least 34 states are eligible for federal tax subsidies.
A daily preventative dose of an AIDS treatment drug was found to reduce the risk of HIV infection among gay men by 86 percent.
Katie Hammond Holtz leads mindfulness meditation retreats for nurses to reduce stress, gain focus and improve health-care quality.
Patients should talk carefully with their doctors before starting aspirin therapy.
If the U.S. Supreme Court guts the Affordable Care Act this summer, the Pennsylvania governor wants to have a backup plan in place.
Pittsburgh’s Katie Hammond Holtz provides advice on using mindfulness throughout the day to induce calmness and clarity of thought.
Researchers at University of Pittsburgh and UPMC are testing a medicine used for detox to see if it may help depressed older adults.
Health-related events in the community for the coming week.
The plaintiffs charge that the Internal Revenue Service’s interpretation of the federal health care law is wrong.
Safepole can now be found at the University of North Carolina, some VA hospitals, Northwestern and Kaiser Permanente.
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and several other leading companies are challenging the vividly worded statements mandated by a federal judge.
Ongoing saga of Sprout Pharmaceutical’s female libido drug illustrates the complicated politics and unresolved science of women’s sexuality.
Wrong tax information sent to about 800,000 enrollees has forced the Obama administration to urge them Friday to delay their tax filings.
HACKENSACK, N.J. — That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day.
Documents in the appeal file of former Pittsburgh VA director Terry Wolf raise questions.
CMU researchers are working on a tiny, ingestible radio ID tag that could be embedded in pills to help verify their authenticity.
The over-scheduled child is a topic that has been tackled from books to talk shows to academic studies.
In most popular YouTube videos, drunkenness is portrayed favorably, which concerns a team of University of Pittsburgh researchers.
Roderick Diggs, 28, is charged with bribery in official matters and two counts of unsworn falsification, among other offenses.
Officials are asking the approximately 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers affected to delay filing their 2014 returns.
The medical devices, used to diagnose and treat digestive problems, may infect patients with potentially deadly drug-resistant bacteria.
A nutrition advisory panel for the federal dietary guidelines urged sharp new limits on added sugars that Americans should consume.
Food and Drug Administration said it will ease access to DNA tests to screen parents for genetic disorders they might pass on to children.
Dr. Marshall W. Webster is among 15 on the Commission on Care authorized after problems with care at Veterans Administration hospitals.
Proceeds from the game are to benefit Aiden Zangrilli, a 2-year-old boy from South Park who has leukemia and needs a stem cell donor match.
If passed by the House, the proposed amendment would appear on a ballot for approval by Pennsylvania voters.
Reducing patient suffering caused by medical care itself is now a medical goal.
Exercise, according to mounting studies, is helpful in the treatment of many diagnoses and more doctors are prescribing physical activity.
The national tour’s Phantom campaigns to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease through music and sharing how it has touched families.
Exercise is often a more effective treatment than drugs for a number of conditions, according to several studies.
A train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed Monday; 20 caught fire or exploded and a house was hit.
Health events scheduled for the coming week.
They strongly urged the administration to grant a special sign-up opportunity for the uninsured who will be facing fines under the law.
Conventional wisdom has it that hot flashes, which afflict as many as 80 percent of middle-aged women, usually persist for just a few years.
Kris Toomey, wife to Pennsylvania’s Republican senator, is in training for a 140.6-mile run, ride and swim in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Genealogists in Pennsylvania and beyond criticize restrictions on accessing old mental-health records to track down family members.
A University of Pittsburgh researcher is working to dispel myths about the way adolescent brains operate.
The new study would examine how the overdose reversal drug naloxone is used and how families and those addicted deal with recovery.
For the year, GNC reported consolidated revenue of $2.61 billion, compared with $2.63 billion in 2013.
The network is offering programs that focus on how to recognize and reduce the risk factors for heart problems.
Albert Presto has been monitoring air pollution levels in the area for two years and will share his maps at a public forum tonight.
Stroke experts tell of markedly positive results with a clot-removal treatment using a stent device to treat difficult cases.
Tuesday’s meeting at Brashear High School followed confirmation that a South Hills 6-8 student had contracted tuberculosis.
Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee found that cholesterol in the diet need no longer be considered a “nutrient of concern.”
Patients flooded the prestigious Institute of Medicine with stories of years of misdiagnosis or even being dismissed by skeptical doctors.
“It was an easy way to put the data together, understand what was going on and break down vitamins and cholesterol,” he says.