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 Terri Thieret, holding the family cat Nutmeg, spent three months in the hospital after contracting a severe case of H1N1 flu last winter.
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Terri Thieret, holding the family cat Nutmeg, spent three months in the hospital after contracting a severe case of H1N1 flu last winter.

Dramatic treatment gave AGH nurse back her life from H1N1 flu

Allegheny General Hospital nurse Terri Theiret spends nine months recovering from H1N1 flu, aided by ECMO system and medically induced coma.


Test may detect lung cancer in its earliest stages

West Penn Hospital is offering free lung cancer screening to long-term smokers as part of a pilot study on its life-saving effects.



Post-Gazette sues state over email retention practice

Lawyers for the newspaper said the state’s practice violates the due process rights of the public seeking release of public records.



 Pittsburgh Mercy Health System will prohibit its employees from using tobacco products of any kind during work shifts effective Feb. 1, 2015.

Pittsburgh Mercy toughens stance on workers' tobacco use

The policy is meant to improve employee health rather than exact punishment.


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GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation

GM’s compensation chief confirms 19 wrongful death claims in faulty ignition switch cases are eligible for payments.



Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

Medals of Honor given to two Vietnam-era soldiers, one posthumously. An act of Congress was needed to honor them both so belatedly.


 

World


Patriotism could play large role in Scottish referendum

Scots living in Scotland will go to the polls Thursday to decide whether to break away from the United Kingdom.



Kerry wooing Iran on Mideast

Iran wants no part of any anti-Islamic State coalition that won’t have it as a charter member.


 
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Pennsylvania to lend itself up to $1.5B because of low cash flow

Legislative Democrats say the borrowing is a bad sign for the state’s fiscal health.



Pennsylvania House Republicans seek new limits on spending for debt projects

They are trying to limit the state’s capital debt spending, and said Harrisburg now has a “blank check” when it comes to big projects.


 

Portfolio


Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Paramount building’s sequel is a new start Uptown

The Paramount Pictures building Uptown is back among the living, and that calls for a party.



Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Roger Goodell, lend me your ear

Roger,  I’m writing out of concern for the image and future of a league without which it would be hard to imagine life in Pittsburgh.


 

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