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They will remove excess skin from a man who once weighed nearly 900 pounds.
In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force updated its screening guidelines to recommend mammograms every two years for women over 50.
United Methodists, led by Bishop Thomas Bickerton of Western Pennsylvania, continue to raise millions to combat malaria worldwide.
National study shows higher rates of heavy drinking among women in Pittsburgh and around the country.
The “PlantPure Nation” documentary says government and agribusiness raise skepticism about whole plant food diets despite proven science.
The recalls are unusual: Listeria is rarely found in ice cream because it can’t grow at freezing temperatures.
Since 2004, about 129 officers from the state police and municipal departments have been certified as Drug Recognition Experts.
Mary Birks of Mt. Lebanon has been named executive director of Outreach Teen & Family Services.
This controversial technique represents a biological version of a word-processing program's "find and replace” function.
The family objects to the exclusion of future awards for CTE, the brain trauma that some call “the signature disease of football.”
The monkeys that got the drug survived, but all three untreated monkeys died, researchers reported Wednesday in the journal Nature.
The Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve other weight loss balloon technologies in the coming months, Dr. George Eid said.
The blacklegged tick that transmits Lyme disease now exists statewide, with Pennsylvania leading the nation in Lyme disease cases.
Of the 123,193 people nationwide awaiting organs from cadavers, nearly 83 percent need kidneys.
Performance standards meant to speed up claims processing may delayed benefits for veterans, including some who died waiting for answers.
The NFL expects 6,000 of nearly 20,000 retired players to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or moderate dementia someday.
A state asset test had been dropped in 2008 but was restored under the administration of former Gov. Tom Corbett.
Typical foam earplugs disproportionately muffle some pitches more than others, so the music gets garbled.
Evidence suggests that the Ebola virus has been in the West African rain forest for years before last year’s deadly epidemic broke out.
Plus: Police custody death; Breast cancer rise seen; TSA tightens rules
Health-related events scheduled for the region.
A golfing fundraiser will help Canine Angels train more dogs. “There is a large gap, and this can start to bridge the gap,” says his wife.
The University of Pittsburgh plans to begin clinical trials this year to determine if the extract can block head and neck cancers.
The changes are in response to a scathing report the VA Office of Inspector General released last week.
Two years after bombs killed three and wounded 260 more, the world’s most prestigious marathon took tentative steps back toward normal.
PLUS: New cancer drug studied; Man dies week after arrest; Lynch vote likely this week.
Should the FDA regulate homeopathic remedies such as Cold-Eeze the same way it does over-the-counter drugs such as Advil?
Yoga is being increasingly embraced by the Department of Veterans Affairs and military looking to wean veterans off addictive painkillers.
The study is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh and confirms that endovascular surgery works.
The order follows an appeals court ruling that had ruled the government could enforce the mandates in the Roman Catholic dioceses.
The nation’s largest kidney transplant exchange involved two patients who received organs and two who donated them at AGH.
A UPMC professor publishes commentary in JAMA Psychiatry study showing that type 2 diabetes and depression raise the risk of dementia.
Inspectors found the VA manipulated data, mishandled mail and caused veterans to wait an average of 10 months to resolve claims.
A recent study found that tax day saw a 6 percent increase in fatal car accidents, possibly linked to the stress of the impending deadline.
The study involved 2.5 million Danes who were 50 years old and older, all followed over the course of years.
Authorities said Asbury Health Center submitted Medicare payments that weren't supported by physician certifications.
It was a rare bipartisan push to erase an irritant that has dogged lawmakers for years.
A weekly writing workshop gives recovering addicts some space, says teacher Valerie Bacharach.
Lentrada, a drug that offers new hope for MS patients, is being used in Pittsburgh’s Allegheny Healthy System.
Road races have never been more popular in the U.S., and people are more than willing to dig deep in their pockets to pay for them.
Listing of health- and fitness-related events for Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
The U.S. Agriculture Department says Leader Slaughterhouse in Imler produced the veal carcasses Friday outside of inspection hours.
Pennsylvania ranks fourth in the number of mental health professionals, but it is losing more of them than most states to retirement.
After years of rancorous fighting with rival UPMC, new marketing effort meant to be more positive.
The Pittsburgh native has become a high-profile advocate for mental health care and uses football as his platform.
A $1 billion desalination plant to supply booming San Diego County is under construction here and due to open as early as November.
Nonprofit started by a Pitt student helps rural Cambodians combat disease through handwashing and better hygiene
Most recently, Katie and Dalton Prager learned the hard lessons of health care economics.
Gregg M. Kander of Squirrel Hill claimed his wife, Ellen, never received followup to a liver lesion and later died of liver cancer.
Cepacia struck the cystic fibrosis community and spread quickly, with some hospitals having infection rates of more than 20 percent.