FOCUS Pittsburgh embarks on block-by-block effort to heal trauma in Hill District, starting on 2900 block of Webster Avenue.
The Affordable Care Act has cut hospital charity care and bad debt expenses, but opponents say it is not enough to contain healthcare costs.
Dr. George McCollum, 87, retired from his family practice Friday after serving the community for more than half a century.
Bamboo Garden and Rowdy BBQ were cited for recurring health code violations.
Culex mosquitoes are much more widespread, something that would necessitate new strategies to combat the disease.
Be cautious of how much sun you take in. Skin cancer is diagnosed in about 3.3 million Americans every year.
Health officials said the case had no apparent links to recent travel outside the country.
Many states are trying to make it easier for frail seniors to stay in their homes.
Sometimes, a seemingly low-cost health plan can end up being much more expensive.
The physician general said overemphasis on pain reduction, powerful opioids and cheap heroin have “exploded into the overdose crisis.”
The hospital’s 500 nurses say they’ll strike for today only.
The incident raises troubling questions about a possible new route of transmission of the mosquito-borne virus.
The new state budget includes $15 million for the centers, plus $5 million from federal Medicaid funding.
Allegheny County Health Department is gathering more information before Board of Health decides to expand lead screening of children.
Leading scientists say there are several different mechanisms for how lead affects the brain, but they are mostly irreversible.
Results show an association between the two, but as one health adviser points out, not a “cause and effect.”
Such counseling from trained specialists is not routinely needed for all families of patients with chronic critical illnesses, a study says.
Health officials will seek public comment before presenting proposed regulations to the County Council for a vote.
Diabetes’ complex biology leads to confusion about what type Prime Minister Theresa May has, but it shouldn’t block her success.
At Graduate School of Public Health, a group of researchers with a diverse range of specialties is working to understand the drug crisis.
Three southwestern Pennsylvania providers are among the 20 new Centers for Excellence receiving more funds to combat addiction.
The kits include insect repellents, water tablets for killing mosquito larva and condoms to prevent sexual transmission.
Consumers wanting to know if their foods contain genetically modified ingredients will be able to find out for the first time.
Available at no charge, the kits include insect repellents, water tablets for killing mosquitoes and condoms to prevent sexual transmission.
The Kennedy Center’s 16th annual event, hosted by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, expects 400 administrators during the first week in August.
The measure is seen as the most sweeping drug legislation in years in a rare instance of consensus in Congress.
The newly projected peak is viewed as meaning the Obama administration will pass the problem of high health care costs on to its successor.
A McCandless pharmacist is calling attention to third-party pharmacy benefit managers for commercial insurers that deny payments.
Allegheny County health leaders will push for better promotion of the benefits of the vaccine that protects against a variety of cancers.
State regulators are still trying to determine whether a 2013 chemical change contributed to elevated lead levels at PWSA-served homes.
His attorney said he had a serious fungal-pneumonial infection at time of death, with an autopsy underway to determine the cause of death.
Kretzler's Tavern and McKees Pointe Lodge were cited for health code violations.
On Wednesday, the board of health will hear information regarding the vaccine and public comments before deciding on drafting a proposal.
It could be the answer to long-standing safety concerns with devices used to treat clogged arteries.
The only other legislative achievement this week seen as certain was a modest one-year updating of aviation programs.
The included Congress providing larger subsidies for private health insurance and create a public plan to compete with private insurers.
The patient had surgery at a New York hospital last year, researchers said.
More men have head and neck cancers from the human papillomavirus than women with cervical cancer, shifting focus of the vaccine debate.
A University of Pittsburgh clinical trial will determine whether sulforaphone in broccoli blocks recurrence of head and neck cancers.
Kids who sucked their thumb or bit their nails were less likely to get allergies as teens and adults, according to a study in Pediatrics.
Could using “capillary” testing for lead in kids help the county attack lead poisoning here?
For the second consecutive day, the Allegheny County Health Department is reporting that another rabid animal has been found.
The Bridgeville restaurant was cited by county inspectors for multiple problems.
It is one of the first reports to examine how medical cannabis might be affecting approved treatments.
President Barack Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative begins as Pitt and UPMC receive grant to join others building patient database.
The governor is proposing legislation to make doctors tap a patient drug history database before prescribing narcotics.
Doctors will be able to treat more patients with the anti-withdrawal drug buprenorphine.
A change in the state's Human Services code would mean Medicaid is suspended, rather than terminated, for those who are incarcerated.
In a voice vote Tuesday, the U.S. House passed the Global Food Security Act, which had already cleared the Senate unanimously.
Angola reported 3,294 suspected cases and 347 deaths from the virus, according to the WHO’s latest statistics.