Although the flu season is just starting, the number of Allegheny County confirmed cases is 1,505; this time last year there were 54 cases.
Authorities say the deaths, which occurred in Beaver Falls and New Brighton, are the first in Pennsylvania to be linked to carfentanil.
For the sixth year, hundreds will gather in Pittsburgh’s Strip District for an all-day yoga fest.
A new center is open for wide-ranging activities designed to assist individuals who have mild cognitive impairment.
UPMC patient Paul McGuinness received new lungs in 1988 and now is one of the nation’s longest lung-transplant survivors.
The party’s leaders faced crowds ranging in size from dozens to thousands of people, urging them to protest the push for repeal.
The president-elect declined to reveal specifics in the telephone interview late Saturday with The Washington Post.
Angola announced this week its first two cases of the virus.
The House plans to vote as early as today on a budget resolution that would set the repeal effort in motion.
CVS, the nation’s biggest drug store chain, will sell a cheaper version of the EpiPen for just over $100 a pack.
Government is accusing Fiat Chrysler of failing to disclose software in some of its diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution.
The Senate has passed a measure to take the first step forward on dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law.
Survey responses say companies would welcome end to some administrative burdens and fees.
The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force added testing for the disease that is on the rise, especially among men who have sex with men.
Regulators can only add up penalties for the days industrial waste is spilled, not how long it remains in state waters, the court said.
The Hamburg State Center is in Berks County is home to about 80 residents and will close over a period of 18 to 24 months, officials said.
The lead testing and reporting requirements would become effective in January 2018. They require approval by Allegheny County Council.
In Pennsylvania, more than 413,000 people have selected a plan through Healthcare.gov since Nov. 1.
However, a transition spokeswoman said that while the president-elect would like to create the commission, there has been no final decision.
Speaker Paul Ryan, after talking with the president-elect, announced that the House would aim to take both steps “concurrently.”
Critics are advocating for a complete ban on the use of power morcellation.
GOP leaders have made dismantling President Barack Obama's treasured health care overhaul their premier 2017 priority.
A new generation of crops known as gene-edited rather than genetically modified is coming to the market.
With two Super Bowl rings, Kendall Simmons uses football and his experiences with diabetes in his role as a national patient ambassador.
Mylan wants to set up its own pharmacy to cut out middlemen and lobby for new laws that could expand sales of its biggest product.
A fourth Republican senator has voiced strong doubts about the party’s current strategy to repeal Obamacare without detailing a replacement
U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus, R-Sewickley, left the conservative caucus after the last Congress adjourned for the holidays.
New guidelines are released that show when infants can be introduced to peanut products — a complete switch from earlier recommendations.
Butler County’s U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly leads the House charge to repeal an impending tax on high-priced, employer-provided health insurance.
The White House said “the president’s deeply concerned about the impact” of Republicans’ “stated objective” to repeal Obamacare.
This complaint comes as states nationwide have scrambled to obtain lethal injection drugs.
Without fear of a Democratic filibuster, GOP-controlled House and Senate make plans to gut Obamacare.
The research provides the first comprehensive look at the genetic material that makes up the virus.
Hospitals and doctors in dozens of communities selected for large-scale experiments on this front are already gearing up.
A complete repeal may not be necessary to upset the market — even tinkering with the law’s provisions could push it into a death spiral.
Known medically as stress-induced cardiomyopathy or takotsubo syndrome, a “broken heart” can strike anyone, even people in good health.
The Justice Department ordered all 93 U.S. attorneys to come up with a strategy for combating overdose deaths from heroin and painkillers.
Some group homes for recovering drug addicts can hobble the recovery process, said Natalia Rudiak, a Pittsburgh City Council member.
The new year promises local breakthroughs from the health, science and technology communities.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is leading an effort to make sure vendors working with marijuana businesses don't have banking services taken away.
When anonymous hackers divulged customer data from a popular extramarital matchmaking website, many just saw a juicy scandal.
Now that the Allegheny County Board of Health approved the prohibition, county council must consider it.
Hospitals, patient advocates worry repeal or rewrite of federal law would take away advantages of having more insured people
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh is offering the program at two locations for caregivers who are 55 years old or older.
The study showed that 40 to 50 percent of those treated showed recovery from PTSD after 12 sessions of talk therapy
The American Diabetes Association seeks a better understanding of diabetes sub-types while upgrading standards for whole-person treatments.
Renowned nutritionists recommend five foods people should consume in greater quantities in the coming year and three are real surprises.
April 9, 1985 - Dec. 8, 2016 | Beauty flowed from Alex Kaufman’s strings, but addiction’s coils squeezed him.
Heroin, fentanyl and pain pill users surged through the region’s hospitals, courts and funeral homes — like any other day.
Under current rules, a retailer can participate in the food stamp program with a minimum inventory of 12 items but that will increase to 84.