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The N.Y. attorney general accused Pittsburgh-based GNC and three other major retailers of selling supplements that could pose health risks.
Nemacolin Woodlands is celebrating the first anniversary of its Holistic Healing Center and the end of the resort’s $30 million renovation.
Success in online fundraising depends on many factors, according to those who operate such platforms.
Pittsburgh breakthroughs are highlighted in “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” which will air today through Wednesday on WQED-TV.
The state Department of Environmental Protection gives Alcosan’s 83 communities an 18-month extension to develop “green” infrastructure.
Former WVU player assembles star-studded Pittsburgh team for a brain health tool that aims to become a lifetime wellness aid.
Longer nursing home stays are costing insurers money and affecting their profits.
PLUS: Blogger’s whipping; museum raid victim; Ebola lockdown defied; World Duty Free deal.
PLUS: Seven shot at party; Hunt for blast victims; Bird flu outbreak; Train crash hurts 21.
The CEO of AHERF (Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation), once the state’s largest health system, was jailed after its fall.
The House passed a measure that would create a new payment formula for doctors and charge higher premiums to some Medicare beneficiaries.
The measure spares doctors a 21 percent pay cut if it passes a Senate vote. The bill requires high-income earners to pay higher premiums.
The governor agreed to allow a needle exchange in an effort to curb the outbreak, which has resulted in at least 70 cases.
The two vaccines, each given in a single injection, are being tested for safety and efficacy on more than 600 people in Liberia.
The vote came after Tracy Montgomery, mother of the student Kaitlin, addressed the board.
“There’s a real community aspect to it, which makes it more fun for the kids,” says one CrossFit devotee.
Mr. Alexander, of O’Hara, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in 2011. He devoted his life to raising funds to battle ALS.
“I believe that by decluttering you can change every aspect of your life,” says author of the book, “Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight.”
David Matthews, with a late-in-life Asperger’s diagnosis, navigates Pittsburgh’s dating and art scene in Julie Sokolow’s documentary.
As two recent Pittsburgh deals suggest, mergers and acquisitions within the home-health and hospice industries are accelerating.
Health- and fitness-related events for Tuesday, March 24, 2015.
The Attorney General’s office will contact UPMC or Highmark on behalf of consumers “depending on the nature of the conflict.”
New labeling on the world’s most popular weed killer is raising more questions for an aerial spraying program in Colombia.
Travel dilemmas: Make sure germs don’t hitch a ride on you during plane travel.
The agreement, negotiated by House Republican and Democratic leaders, would repeal a Medicare formula that threatens to cut doctors fees.
The research revived hopes for an approach to therapy that until now has experienced repeated failures.
The two-month delay, some argue, may have cost lives.
Mikey Dugan, an eighth-grader at West Mifflin Area Middle School who has cystic fibrosis, is part of the Robert Morris men’s lacrosse team.
Volunteers are needed to provide rides to doctors’ appointments and the grocery store, deliver meals and do other everyday tasks.
Students from Chartiers Valley, Elizabeth Forward, Mt. Lebanon and McKeesport Area took part in the two-day session this month at Pitt.
The Kaiser poll shows 43 percent of respondents had an unfavorable opinion of the Affordable Care Act.
The supermarket has issued a voluntary recall of seasonal cookies baked and sold through March 18.
Biopsies may misdiagnose less series tissue conditions than malignancies, a JAMA study says, suggesting a need for a second medical opinion.
The University of Pittsburgh will lead a $14 million national trial to test which treatment best prevents acute back pain from turning
This will be the second time Mr. Kruljac, 34, will compete in the world championship.
A listing for health- and fitness-related events in the coming week.
The reduction in the uninsured is the largest in four decades, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said.
The plan will instantly renew long-running hostilities with the White House and Democrats regarding spending and debt.
Officials hope the collaboration will rival the scope of the nation’s largest university-led data-sharing projects.
Pittsburgh breaches have been minor, but UPMC, Highmark and others strive to fend off hackers hungry for health care data.
Gov. Tom Wolf wants to add another 5,500 slots for the frail elderly to remain at home and avoid costly nursing home placements.
Solar Testing of Pennsylvania is offering a $500 reward for information leading to its return.
CT scans, X-rays that give 3-D images of heart arteries, were expected to prove best and turned out to be just a reasonable alternative.
A Johns Hopkins researcher said those lists and others like them can confuse patients as well as steer them to the “best” hospital.
After several decades of more kidney patients needing dialysis every year, the number dropped from 2010 to 2011 due to better care.
Taxing nonprofits would be far more damaging to small organizations than to giant ones, said W. Thomas McGough of UPMC at a public hearing.
The agreement is intended to ease the students’ transition from a community college to a four-year program.
A dose of tetanus vaccine may let patients live longer when added to an experimental treatment for the most common kind of brain tumor.
The announcement by the undersecretary of benefits for the VA was supposed to be last week and then was moved to this week.
Dietary supplements are facing more scrutiny after testing showed that some products didn’t appear to contain key ingredients advertised.