Of the new enrollees, nearly 37,000 are from Allegheny County, according to state statistics.
The hospital implemented its Emergency Operations Plan after the broken line caused water to flow into several elevator shafts and a
Cathy Fowlkes woke up each day and worked through the same routine; cleaning her house from top to bottom. Today that is all changed.
Flying Horse Farms is one of 14 accredited facilities that provide a free, traditional camp experience to children with serious illnesses.
For those with seemingly successful lives, the fear of losing esteem at work and in the community can be a powerful deterrent to recovery.
Wolf said he understands the concern over social services agencies having to foot the bill while they wait for the state to reimburse them.
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One of its only two obstetricians is departing, and childbirth services will no longer be offered in a few weeks.
An experimental drug from Eli Lilly & Co. may slow Alzheimer’s if people take it early enough.
How patients feel about their stay has become more than a public relations exercise for hospitals.
Women with early memory loss decline at a much faster pace than men, a study has found.
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A state rep said a Washington incident drove home the need for a bill requiring mental health awareness training for police, district
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation could begin a social media campaign to increase HPV vaccination uptake rates.
A University of Colorado study concludes that aggressive play, not heading, causes most concussions in high school soccer.
The proposals follow a failed attempt to display health department grades on restaurant doors.
The 2-year-old Indiana Township boy’s quest for a liver won hearts around the country.
Health-related events scheduled for the coming weeks.
A Freedom man died Sunday from the first fatal rattlesnake bite in Pennsylvania in 25 years, but the snake mistakenly bit the wrong target.
At 5 years old, in the wake of the 2010 earthquake, Valencia McNally made the move from Haiti to the United States.
Adoptions are down — in Allegheny County and around Pennsylvania — as traditional sources of children dry up.
A proposed merger could deliver new coverage options for Pennsylvanians on Medicare Advantage.
One Crafton family struggled to figure out where its UPMC Health Plan coverage is accepted.
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The program is for those with special needs, disabilities and chronic degenerative diseases.
Two raccoons and three bats in Allegheny County tested positive for rabies, according to a news release.
More than 1,000 older residents of Westmoreland County receive help from health and personal care aides thanks to the Area Agency on Aging.
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Two children have been hospitalized this week for treatment of severe Lyme disease.
The guidelines, issued by leading societies in November 2013, move away from trying to lower cholesterol to particular target levels.
Boxing can ease symptoms of Parkinson's because it works on balance, hand-eye coordination and fatigue, studies show.
A team of University of Pittsburgh medical students have created an app to help patients provide feedback on their doctors’ visits.
Health- and fitness-related activities for the week following Tuesday, July 14, 2015.
Methane emissions near shale gas operations reported in journal find some sites in Texas had very high methane loss.
Oliver Herndon, the former medical director for Horizons Hospice, waived indictment and pleaded guilty in November.
While this project may be the first that mixes autistic and non-autistic adults, it is part of a movement to create affordable housing.
The outbreak in 2011 and 2012 led to at least 22 veterans contracting the water-borne Legionnaires’ disease.
Dozens of people turned out Friday for a blood drive in Oakland hosted in the name of the 2-year-old Indiana Township boy.
Horses are effective therapy animals, and experts say that’s because both horses and humans interact socially and respond in similar ways.
Butler Health System will receive $200,000 annually for three consecutive years to develop an online program for diabetes management.
Grant money from the St. Margaret Foundation will educate patients, broaden access to crucial services, and improve the patient experience.
Allegheny County Health Director Karen Hacker’s order to pharmacies to dispense a heroin overdose over the counter has shown some success.
Teaming with the Central Blood Bank, the drive is scheduled from noon to 7 p.m. Friday at the Peterson Event Center.
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Allegheny Health Network patients having hip and knee replacements can now be discharged on the same day as their operation.
A Pitt-Netherlands study finds that telomeres, the end caps of chromosomes, shrink due to the stress of life in a bad neighborhood.
JAMA medical journal articles continue discussion of issues involved with breast cancer screening, including overdiagnosis and cancer risk.
The Pittsburgh VA had a Legionnaires' outbreak in 2011 and 2012 that sickened at least 22 vets and led to the deaths of six of them.
The Neuman Bill will establish timelines for the testing of sexual assault evidence kits and use the data to convict repeat offenders.