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From electronic implants to stem cells, University of Pittsburgh researchers and others seek ways to halt blindness.
A new "Honors Escort" program will include draping an American flag on the gurney carrying a deceased veteran with escorts by its side.
Ten people have been hospitalized but no deaths have been reported, according to federal health officials.
The most notable Pittsburgh-area hospitals with negative operating margins were West Penn in Bloomfield and Forbes in Monroeville.
The more severe the depression, as measured by hospitalizations and other treatment, the higher the risk of Parkinson’s, researchers found.
The BodyWorks program is targeted at upper-level elementary and middle school students.
MRSA -- methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- is a type of staph infection that cannot be treated with many standard antibiotics.
Federal authorities and all 50 states are accusing them of deceiving donors and diverting close to $190 million for personal expenses.
The Keystone Country Ride is a favorite for bike touring in Central Pennsylvania.
Vanderbilt and the University of Pittsburgh land $6 million Environmental Protection Agency grant to develop ways to test chemical toxicity.
Gov. Tom Wolf hosted legalization advocates on Monday to “get the facts out.”
Carnegie Mellon professor George Loewenstein said results of a “sex and happiness“ study on married couples may not reflect real life.
Plus: Rapper killed in NYC, Bird flu spreads in U.S., Central U.S. hit by floods
Montgomery County couple challenges law that bars parents from suing a doctor for failing to inform them about possible birth defects.
Participant-directed program is facing unusual attention in Harrisburg this year.
In a small study of heart bypass patients, surgeons injected the paralyzing toxin into fat pads that can build up around the heart.
Angelo Giomo, who has short bowel syndrome, needs a small intestine transplant and a liver transplant.
The Castle on the Hill opened in 1894 as the first hospital in McKeesport and today is UPMC McKeesport.
A local father shows support for his son by taking a long hike through the Laurel Highlands.
By crossing the country, Jared Reichbaum is crossing an item off of his bucket list.
And many of the “super spenders” are spending on a highly effective -- and expensive -- treatment for hepatitis C.
House bans later-term abortions after yanking an earlier version that drew objections from the ranks of Republic women.
Such plans are based on the belief that patients who bear more financial responsibility will be more responsible about treatment choices.
The chances of a child “being appropriately perceived” has declined 30 percent over two decades.
Laura Skinger took a bad situation with overweight and serious health issues, and turned it around with hard work.
Two Brighton Heights residents take a leap into the gym business and open California Cycle Path.
A recent medical article says earlier requests to families of people who die outside of hospitals would help urgent need for organ donation.
Virtual indoor cycling tour of the American Diabetes Association’s Pittsburgh Tour de Cure will take place at five local gyms May 17.
An antibiotic-resistant typhoid fever “superbug” is spreading globally, according to findings of 74 scientists in almost two dozen
Health-related events: May 12, 2015.
The World Health Organization said Saturday that the west African nation has not had any new cases of Ebola in 42 days.
In Pennsylvania, distributing sterile syringes is a criminal act.
An Oklahoma ice cream plant found listeria bacteria in its facility back in 2013, but the FDA said it was unaware of these findings.
Measles shots may be more protective than previously thought.
Despite county council’s 12-1 vote against the grading system, the health board voted to re-establish a food safety advisory committee.
In light of the death of a Facebook executive’s husband, experts warn of the high risk of using the exercise machines.
The ongoing dispute between the region's health care giants had interfered with the payment of about 3 percent of more than 900,000 claims.
The Pittsburgh-based breast milk bank will service neonatal intensive care units in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
The senators said recent findings of mismanagement at the Philadelphia VA might point to a broader, department-wide problem.
Middle-aged type 1 diabetics had more severe brain abnormalities than a similarly aged control group without the disease.
The 23rd annual Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure expects to draw 23,000 participants on Mother’s Day.
Many hospitals are embracing new procedures, including placing babies with their mothers within minutes of birth, as “a culture change.”
The new research is examining both treatment and prevention, using the latest technology of imaging a person’s brain.
The measure requiring restaurants to post A-B-C letter grades on health inspections failed in a 12-1 vote of Allegheny County Council.
Peer-reviewed study finds health co-benefits would result from implementing the controversial federal Clean Power Plant Rule
But advocates are stressing the need for further progress.
University of Pittsburgh and MIT say zinc helps modulate neural signaling in the brain, adding a new tool to help understand brain diseases.
Excela Health and the Latrobe Rotary will hold a a Wellness Check diagnostic screening Saturday at the Latrobe Municipal Building.
He has become a conservative favorite on the strength of his motivational life story and strong opposition to President Barack Obama.