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U.S. Attorney David Hickton is ramping up a team — backed by the FBI — whose focus will be fighting crime in the medical industry.
But in an increasingly common practice, assistants, consultants and other hospital employees are charging patients or their insurers hefty
Hospice agencies must subject themselves to government inspections at least once every three years under new legislation OK’d by Congress.
A national conference is being held in Green Tree to help organizations eliminate health disparities among African immigrants and refugees.
Flu vaccine season has arrived, and that means different shots for different folks.
The White House, by executive order, is offering a national strategy to combat the threat of antibiotic resistance because of overuse.
It shows itself with symptoms of fever of more than 101 degrees, runny nose, coughing, sneezing and sometimes rash.
The county Health Department director said the CDC has no confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 in the region.
American way of dying is broken, too costly, and not necessarily what patients want, national expert panel finds.
There is no national consensus on how to handle the highly polarizing and controversial practice of surrogacy.
Health officials say 12 states, including Pennsylvania, now have respiratory illnesses caused by enterovirus 68, an uncommon virus.
The reviews come after two human rights groups found substantial cancer rates at SCI Fayette, built next to a fly ash dump.
People whose fat has settled mostly around their waistlines are known to run a higher risk of obesity-related ailments.
Allegheny General Hospital nurse Terri Thieret spent nine months recovering from the flu, aided by ECMO and a medically induced coma.
As part of the deal, UPMC will invest $70 million to develop services at Jameson’s 25 facilities.
West Penn Hospital is offering free lung cancer screening to long-term smokers as part of a pilot study on its life-saving effects.
Officials say the policy is meant to improve employees’ health rather than exact punishment.
University of Pittsburgh researchers have developed a new test for diagnosing concussions called vestibular/ocular motor screening.
Allegheny Health Network is part of a new clinical trial investigating if remote monitoring of heart failure can cut hospitalizations.
Pitt study identifies gene mutations that signal aggressive form of prostate cancer.
A list of health- and fitness-related events for the coming week.
Generic deal will bring cheaper hepatitis C treatment to poor nations.
Millions of consumers will soon receive notices from health insurance companies stating that their coverage is being automatically renewed.
But other transplant centers are at odds over suggested changes in liver distribution aimed at getting more organs to the sickest patients.
Giving drugs may cost pointless discomfort
Common wisdom says that’s getting harder to run an independent medical practice. So why are some of them going it alone?
Democrats say the unusual criminal case is the result of the GOP's continued hostility toward women and their reproductive rights.
Camels are believed to be the source infecting humans with a contagious and deadly virus spreading through the Middle East.
Benzene exposure is cancer threat for some oil and gas fracking workers, says agency.
About a dozen different types of businesses have inquired about possibly using the site along Jefferson Avenue.
The United Nations has estimated that stopping the disease’s spread in Africa will cost at least $600 million.
The study randomly surveyed 492 people in 180 households with private water well supplies in Washington County.
Secretary Anthony Foxx addressed the Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center this morning.
Health officials recommend the flu vaccine for people ages six months and older. The vaccine costs $25.
The benefits of vaccines producing “herd immunity” to infectious diseases clearly offsets rare, serious side effects.
No cases have been confirmed locally, although some doctors have said they are seeing a high volume of children with respiratory illness.
“My Life, Our Future” offers free genetic testing for people with hemophilia A and B to help develop new ways of treating the disease.
The Democrat says doing so would allow Pennsylvanians to get health care at a lower cost than with the Corbett “Healthy PA” plan.
Getting parents involved as therapists when signs of autism begin may help reduce symptoms, a small UC Davis study released today showed.
A new cycling partnership will raise funds for diabetes research.
Health- and fitness-related events for the coming week.
Drug Enforcement Administration announces new policy to reduce home stockpiles of unneeded medicines, which are often pilfered by teenagers.
A refitted RV is used as a mobile clinic serving Indianapolis patients who are homeless.
The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative program for discharged patients has improved care and saved money.
Some healthy people are rolling up their sleeves at the National Institutes of Health for the first human safety study of this vaccine.
From campaigns on childhood obesity to community outreach workers, Milwaukee hospitals are trying new ideas.
A Philadelphia program uses outreach workers to bridge the gaps between patients and the medical system.
UPMC is revving up a new campaign that comes with star power, launching a commercial that features NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Research of the disease remains dominated by men.
Rig owner Transocean and service company Halliburton were also negligent, but the judge put most of the blame on BP.