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President Obama touted a new federal “precision medicine initiative” that would aim to help develop treatments for individual patients.
“Measles is wildly infectious, which is why it is so important that we identify cases quickly,” said health official Bob England of Arizona.
The tough-love approach raises questions about doctors’ ethical responsibilities.
With a change in state leadership roles and attitudes, medical marijuana in Pennsylvania may become a reality this year.
Cam Howard, 8, has progeria, a rare condition in which children age at a rate much faster than normal.
A new survey shows scientists and the public are divided over climate change, using animals in research and genetically modified foods
The nonprofit helps breast cancer patients with education and peer support and with therapy through the sport of fly fishing.
Members of Clergy Against Alzheimer’s have written the book, which is available on Amazon.
Pittsburgh is a low-cost market when it comes to knee and hip replacements, according to a new Blue Cross Blue Shield survey.
The cost of the program proposed by Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak would be negligible, a Pittsburgh personnel official said.
Federal officials’ nationwide health care coverage enrollment targets for 2015 are expected to be surpassed.
A $1.1 million deficit has caused the Allegheny Intermediate Unit to turn therapists into independent contractors, some of whom may quit.
Last year, Children’s Hospital saw 100 patients who had kidney stones, said Michael Moritz, clinical director of pediatric nephrology.
Tight control isn’t for everyone, and “treatment should be individualized,” according to one Pittsburgh-area doctor.
Gov. Tom Wolf, who supported medical marijuana during his campaign, met Tuesday with families advocating for its legalization.
Two deaths have been linked to powdered caffeine, with one teaspoon having the equivalent of about 25 cups of coffee.
Health-related events scheduled for the coming week.
It would tie Medicare fees more closely to the quality of care rather than the quantity.
About 30 percent of the 85 sibling pairs in a study reported on Monday shared the same mutation, and about 70 percent did not.
The study led by an Allegheny Health Network researcher is to be published in the journal Pediatrics.
More parents are leery about vaccinating their children.
The personal details included age, income, ZIP code, tobacco use and whether a woman is pregnant.
A University of Pittsburgh device perfuses donor livers with cooled oxygen-rich fluid to improve transplant outcomes and save more organs.
Anchorpoint Counseling Center starts a 10-week program Wednesday to help teens cope with everyday pressures of life.
Hannah Bumgarner and Emma Buerger, members of the Mt. Lebanon High School swim team, organized a swim-a-thon in the fall.
All of the victims were at least 55 and most had other health problems.
The FDA and Council for Responsible Nutrition warn that one teaspoon of pure caffeine powder -- equal to 25 cups of coffee -- can be lethal.
Although not particularly monstrous or snakelike, CMU’s new Snake Monster robot is an innovative step forward in modular robotics.
News briefs on health and medicine developments nationally and locally in Pittsburgh.
Gynecological cancers are the focus of a documentary and panel discussion to be held at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in Oakland.
Health related events being held around the region.
A national pediatric report points to pizza as the latest culprit in contributing to obesity among children.
Called 1095-A, the forms list who in each household got subsidized coverage through the health insurance exchanges.
Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner had survived the 2013 technology meltdown of HealthCare.gov.
Do providers have the right to sue a state for not adequately reimbursing them?
Nationwide, 3 out of 4 Seasonal Affective Disorder sufferers are women. About 5 percent of the American population suffers from SAD.
The Allegheny County Department of Human Services and Common Pleas Court have ended referrals to the Domestic Abuse Counseling Center.
The study identifies contaminants in wastewater discharges from spills and treatment plants, including three in Allegheny River watershed.
More than 150,000 households have applied for coverage in Medicaid expansion alternative.
Surgeon Sayan Basu is using University of Pittsburgh stem-cell research to repair human corneas weeks after the study was published.
Insurance in 21 states so far cover Skype or other ‘telehealth’ sessions between doctors and sick patients.
The total of Allegheny County deaths attributed to the flu this season is now seven.
A list of health- and fitness-related events, starting Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.
Crews are scheduled to make repairs to a water main break; patients with Tuesday appointments will be rescheduled.
The center that would serve 1,000 offenders in the Mon Valley could open as early as March or April.
The nonprofit Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has raised $48.3 million since its inception, including $11 million raised in 2014.
Indoor tanning might seem like a fashion that faded with the ’80s, but it remains a persistent part of American adolescence.
Some state exchange health plans may have a way to go to even the playing field between mental and physical benefits.
The House voted 266-153 to approve measure, with 28 Democrats voting in support. The Senate has a test vote on Monday.
The warehouse owned by a New York-based company was cited for “significant violations” after an inspection found unsanitary conditions.