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Andy Pugh managed a child protection program and then an Ebola treatment center.
The error occurred Monday when a high-security lab in Atlanta sent samples that should have been inactivated to another CDC laboratory.
The UPMC-Highmark in-network contract expires Dec. 31.
The Food and Drug Adminstration is advocating that the prohibition apply only to those sexually active within the last year.
If you haven’t cut the cord on your landline phone service, pretty soon you may not have a choice.
Trevor Orchard of the University of Pittsburgh has helped Rwandan children control their Type 1 diabetes for the past decade.
A Pittsburgh researcher is forming a nonprofit to work toward an HIV treatment using ATP combined with antiretroviral medications.
Allegheny County has recorded 838 confirmed flu cases as of Dec. 20; last year at this time, the county had about 200 confirmed flu cases.
Mon-Vale Health Resources is sponsoring a Breastfeeding Class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday in its Mon-Vale HealthPLEX in Rostraver.
Plaques for six who succumbed in 2014 are added to a memorial wall in Downtown containing more than 100.
Medical crisis continues with Steve Downie, Brandon Sutter and Thomas Greiss joining long list of out of lineup for injuries or mumps.
Jack Gallagher, a 13-year-old from Erie, Pa., caught the attention of his NBA ’hero’ with a homemade video.
Over decades, Dr. Robert Arnold has pioneered ways to deliver the right medicine for the very sick, emphasizing comfort and communication.
The Pittsburgh Penguins had some concerns about mumps after playing teams with stricken players but visited the hospital anyway.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study finds that the frail elderly benefit from the high-dose flu vaccine.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh connected electrodes in her brain to a robotic arm to make hand shapes and grasps possible.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the decision on whether to allow this kind of drilling in New York was up to New York’s environmental commissioner.
An indictment unsealed today charges ex-Freedom Industries presidents Gary Southern and Dennis P. Farrell.
Carnegie Mellon University researchers say they have found a way to diagnose autism through brain imaging and machine learning techniques.
Despite a new medical provider, Corizon, at Allegheny County Jail, six inmates have died in custody this year.
Why Sidney Crosby, who had a recent vaccination, contracted the almost-eradicated disease? Doctors say it’s hard to explain.
One inmate says jail medical staff delayed testing a chest mass for weeks while another said a nurse performed surgery to remove wrist pins.
Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society is hosting a Handbag Blowout sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
While the gap in quality health care is shrinking, differences in health outcomes between whites and African-Americans persist.
Enrollment opened Dec. 1, and about 600,000 Pennsylvanians are estimated to be eligible for coverage.
On Thursday, UPMC will start a new retention program to encourage people with Highmark insurance to continue using UPMC care.
StayInformed.pa.gov is designed to help consumers understand how the Dec. 31 end of the Highmark-UPMC contract could affect them.
Taking tamoxifen for five years drives down the incidence of breast cancer in women at high risk for the disease by close to 30 percent.
Two-thirds of women who have lumpectomies for breast cancer are getting radiation treatment that lasts nearly twice as long as necessary.
The treatment center opened a new, 9,000-square-foot detoxification facility next to an existing inpatient center on Manor Drive.
The team of researchers used tumor tissue samples collected at UPMC hospitals over the last two decades.
Healthspan is the new buzzword in aging -- the time when seniors are devoid of chronic disease.
Parents concerned about their teenagers’ mental health will have a chance to talk to experts at a free event Wednesday in Upper St. Clair.
Health related events scheduled for the coming week.
Forbes Hospital in Monroeville will host third- and fourth-year LECOM medical college students, starting in 2015.
Cornelius Clancy and Brooke Decker will lead the effort.
At current prices and production, a 5 percent severance tax would produce as little as $525M and as much as $675M a year.
A mutated form of H3N2 influenza strain not covered by this year’s vaccine poses a threat to the elderly and those with compromised health.
This fourth installment in our series about key issues in health care examines the consumer’s role in shaping healthier lives, communities.
Information on the Internet about health issues is just a first step in learning more about a medical condition with your doctor.
Facing a rare disease poses a unique sets of challenges for families advocating for research funding and public awareness.
How to improve your experiences -- and your recovery -- if you have to stay in the hospital.
The Consumer Health Coalition encourages patients to take initiative and be assertive.
Patients lose when doctors can't do good physical exams because of time constraints and other limitations.
Pharmacists who take on a greater role in patient care improve their disease outcomes and treatment.
Through dance, tai chi and other activities, a UCLA program aims to boost the memory and help patients with what already has been lost.
Officials said millions of consumers can mitigate the financial consequences if they are willing to shop around for another plan.
The EEOC sued Honeywell saying its programs violate federal law by compelling employees to submit to health screenings and blood tests.
The new initiative, which is funded by the Caring Foundation, an affiliate of Highmark, will bring services to students in their schools.
The court is weighing whether UPS’ actions violated the 36-year-old federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act.