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Changes are afoot at Hopital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti as it moves toward the long-term goal: having the hospital administered by Haitians.
Megan and Steve DeFrancesco of Franklin Park have invented “Baby Backups” product to help prevent diaper blowouts.
A study by environmental groups finds inmate health problems at State Correctional Institution Fayette, which is next to a fly ash dump.
Health- and fitness-related events calendar for Sept. 2, 2014.
Seven Springs instructors will bring equipment to teach snowboarding without snow to Sportsworks at the Carnegie Science Center Saturday.
Study finds diets with more fat and fewer carbohydrates lose more body fat.
Severity of the upcoming influenza season could hinge on our old acquaintance H1N1.
John Davis scheduled a routine exam with his dermatologist. Then he received two bills — one from his physician, one from UPMC St. Margaret.
The first-of-a-kind, experimental drug by Novartis lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent, a new study reports.
Employees who decline vaccination for medical or religious reasons would be required to wear a mask within six feet of patients or staff.
The 243 cases, from 2008 to 2014, include some where a single drilling operation impacted multiple water wells.
The WHO unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists are fast-tracking efforts to find a treatment or vaccine.
The devices could detect serious heart conditions by mobile device readings.
The determination letters, made available for the first time Thursday, show 248 incidents where drilling has contaminated water supplies.
The study included 452 Allegheny County children (238 girls and 214 boys) who were either 8 or 10 years old, along with their families.
Preliminary research has found that fracking has potential health risks for babies born near wells.
Clean syringes are still hard to obtain from Pennsylvania pharmacies, despite state rules allowing them to be sold without prescription.
The University of Pittsburgh will join the “major hub for brain research across the globe” on brain circuitry, function, diseases and
Health-related events for the coming week in the Pittsburgh region.
UPMC will help the hospital establish the Xiangya International Medical Center on that campus in the Hunan Province.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending middle and high schools start classes at 8:30 a.m. or later.
The chargemaster is a hospital’s master list of how much it will charge for services, including every treatment, test, scan and aspirin.
Starting Jan. 1, doctors and other clinicians can be paid for “quarterbacking” the care of chronically ill Medicare patients.
Two American aid workers declared recovered, released from Atlanta hospital.
The bat is the 11th rabid animal reported to the department this year, including five bats, two cats, two raccoons and two groundhogs.
The hospital calls it the “first-of-its-kind” center in the country, and West Penn officials say a similar program is in the works there.
An international “Grandmother Power” movement is giving grandmothers a new role as activists in local communities.
Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol received an experimental treatment called Zmapp, but it’s not known whether the drug helped.
UPMC is well positioned going into the final months of its contract with Highmark, as it continues to gain share in a shrinking market.
Former president tries to offer monetary donation, but his wife soaks him instead.
Chikungunya, Rift Valley fever and MERS among other viral infections that are here or could arrive on the next boat or plane.
University of Pittsburgh study shows medication adherence improves health care costs and mortality rates in patients
Jewish Healthcare Foundation officials say progress has been made on AIDS, but the number of patients 13-24 years old is growing.
Health and fitness events for the coming week.
Public awareness, better diagnostic tools and modern-day stress are among the factors boosting mental and behavior problems in children.
Chemical preservatives, flavorings and thickening agents are streaming into food supply, and, in hundreds of cases, federal regulators
The study is continuing, but so far a few participants did not regrow hair, said Columbia University Medical Center’s Julian Mackay-Wiggan.
The four family members were accused in a June indictment of running the website emedoutlet.com and numerous related websites from 2005
For some seniors, the hospital is the worst place to be. Can the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and UPMC help keep seniors in nursing homes?
Meanwhile, some airlines are halting flights.
Feds' system may be part of problem in finding Medicare fraud.
Samples left CDC lab and went to Agriculture Department lab, but no one was infected or fell ill.
Effort to stem opiate tide has 11 initial concepts as it sprints toward September report.
The virus called chikungunya has been spreading this summer in the southern United States, triggering high fever and malaise but is rarely
Ice Bucket Challenges sweeps nation and Pittsburgh in effort to raise awareness for ALS.
Hopital Albert Schweitzer was founded by Ian Rawson’s mother and stepfather in 1956 to provide medical treatment to island residents.
Another study says sodium in salt contributes to 1.65 million deaths each year.
Robin Williams’ death is a lesson in the devastating power of depression.
Last of currently available U.S. supply of experimental treatment is en route to Liberia to aid two stricken doctors.
Federal government is sending letters to those who haven’t provided documentation because people illegally in the country can’t be covered.