This is the first time the surgery is recommended specifically as a diabetes treatment rather than as obesity treatment with a side benefit.
The measure for the first time regulate tens of thousands of toxics in everyday products from household cleaners to clothing and furniture.
Maryland triggered unintended consequences after it began tracking prescriptions and disciplining rogue prescribers.
A free dental clinic will provide fillings, cleanings, extractions, root-canal treatments and oral health education.
The latest recall includes Toyota, Scion and Lexus models from the 2006-2011 model years.
A new Ohio law stripping Planned Parenthood clinics of the remaining $1.3 million they receive from the state was placed on hold Monday.
Wake Forest researchers identify benefit for those ages 75 and up when blood pressure goes down a lot instead of a little.
Chronic disease prevention expert points to society’s role in obesity; vaccine researcher says threat to immune system is a national issue.
Florida physician, a specialist in cancer care, says recommending health diet and regular exercise has helped his patients and himself.
An endocrinologist and an exercise class leader who knows about weight loss personally agree that support, not criticism, is the answer.
The Drug Enforcement Administration hopes the powerful video will raise drug awareness among parents, teachers, teens.
The medical marijuana commission abruptly capping the number of businesses that can process marijuana into pills, oils and other products.
Immune cells in the brain previously blamed for Alzheimer’s actually corral the damage-causing amyloid plaques, a Yale study has found.
Jeffrey Bado faces trial on charges that he fed the black market by prescribing more than 3 million oxycodone pills.
From 2011 through 2015, across addiction-ravaged Appalachia, 608 doctors have been disciplined for overprescribing narcotics.
Restrictions on smokeless tobacco at baseball stadiums are popping up in cities across the country.
The government will now count women whose blood tests show the presence of the virus even if they show no symptoms.
Calories will be prominently displayed starting in 2018.
PWSA will form a Water Quality Advisory Committee of representatives from academic, consulting and health organizations, as well as DEP.
The CDC will begin posting a weekly update on the number of pregnant women with likely Zika infections that health officials are monitoring.
In addition, about 1 in 8 of these inspections found problems so serious that the pool had to be closed immediately.
Both measures face veto threats from President Barack Obama.
Bishop Bickerton moves the "Imagine No Malaria" campaign into a new phase that imagines “abundant health for every child in every place.”
Local advocates want the state to put more emphasis on the family members and volunteers who provide assistance.
The measure cuts back President Barack Obama’s request but offers more money to fight Zika than would House GOP conservatives.
The risk of addiction to pain medications has been a major topic among state officials.
The growing trend of temporary exposure to extremely low temperatures has users claiming many health benefits the FDA has yet to confirm.
The Springdale pizza shop was cited for holding food at unsafe temperatures and other problems.
The groundbreaking operation may also help accident victims and some of the many U.S. veterans maimed by roadside bombs.
The justices seemed divided, but on Monday were unanimous about two things: A compromise is possible, and district courts should find it.
Global Links and SisterFriend teamed up to provide hygiene and feminine-care products that women need but are not covered by SNAP benefits.
Trauma and anxiety made for a long journey for Ashok Gurung after he arrived in Pittsburgh from Bhutan.
Pennsylvania state representative Tim Murphy led a subcommittee’s exploration of head injuries in youth sports Friday morning.
The generic drug maker said it will pay $950 million to acquire a company that makes branded and generic dermatological products.
Highmark is teaming with Quartet Health to provide help for members with behavioral health issues through their primary care doctors.
A federal judge struck down a portion of the Affordable Care Act, siding with the U.S. House of Representatives.
New center will be part of the National Microbiome Initiative, and its research could have a practical effect on society in five years.
Norah Carter, 12, was pilot for a day at the base.
Families should serve as a second set of eyes for those older folks who are on more than one medication.
The federal agency is still focused on negative pressure room in mold outbreak at UPMC Presbyterian.
Workers may deploy pesticides to kill mosquitoes around the homes of Zika-infected people in Pennsylvania, part of a statewide control plan.
Allegheny County has a phone line for parents and prospective parents interested in home visiting programs. The number is 1-866-730-2368.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday states a teen boy was among a group of patients who reported assaults by fellow patients.
State and federal environmental agencies conduct investigation after Glasgow residents raise concerns about dust emissions.
In what was seen as the biggest shift in state drug policy in decades, the Ohio House voted 71-26.
Highmark prepares to bring primary care to members with mobile doctor’s office.
Ngozi Doreen D. Tibbs, a childbirth educator and lactation consultant, works to encourage women of color to breastfeed their children.
Those who consumed it on a daily basis were found to be twice as likely to have their babies classified as overweight when they turned 1.
Other scientists at the University of Pittsburgh discovered and reported the data in question.
This program is a vital resource for women to improve their health and that of their children, but not everyone who qualifies is using it.