The data that the risk of developing it dropped 20 percent per decade may be hard to believe, with a tsunami of new dementia cases looming.
Steven Beshear made Kentucky a national leader in health care expansion under the Affordable Care Act.
GNC’s CEO said the fourth-quarter results represent a third consecutive quarter of improving same store sales trends.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have proposed a model for better air pollution tracking around U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works.
A Lehigh University student has recovered from the Zika virus. It wasn’t clear whether the student was among two earlier-announced cases.
Low participation rates in clinical trials has prompted a UPMC group to explain the process and remove doubts from cancer patients.
As spring approaches, state health workers are exploring how to handle any potential hazards when mosquito season stirs.
But the president said, “There shouldn’t be a panic on this.”
Results of Zika blood tests were pending Monday for two patients in Allegheny County and a dozen others in the state, health agencies said.
The new actions bring depression screening for adolescents into line with recently issued recommendations that apply to adults.
So far, five people in the state have tested negative for the mosquito-borne illness. No patient in Pennsylvania has tested positive.
The findings may shed light on this social contagion and on the differences in empathetic capacity between women and men.
The industry will be affected by the ACA and state transition to a managed-care system for long-term care designed to boost home services.
State struggles to address psychiatric needs of prisoners and help them transition to community living after they are released.
Che DuVall filed suit for medical negligence last month against the health system using a report released by CDC as a foundation.
Creating a definition of happiness that holds true for people around the world is not as straightforward as it seems, researchers say.
Post-Flint, demand for more EPA water protections may be challenging, tough for some states to swallow
WASHINGTON — The contamination crisis in Flint, Mich., has thrown a harsh national spotlight on the problem of lead in drinking water,
Of 246 opioid overdose deaths in the county last year, heroin was found in 209 cases, fentanyl in 99 and alpha-Methylfentanyl in 20 cases.
Jason Luckasevic filed the first lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of former players with cognitive issues.
About 12.7 million people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act or had their coverage automatically renewed.
State auditor general says audit reveals depth of long-term staffing problems at the Westmoreland County hospital.
Alcohol is so damaging to fetuses that the CDC says women who drink and have active sex lives should avoid pregnancy.
Meanwhile, U.S. health officials have added two more countries to the travel advisory for pregnant women.
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center in Oakland to receive an Anton 2, the first of its kind publicly available to U.S. scientists.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health plans to issue regular reports on any possible and confirmed Zika virus cases in the state.
It is the first case of the Zika virus being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America.
The board’s adoption would give other informal guidelines some ”regulating authority, some regulatory teeth.”
UPMC alleges its rival’s 'feckless strategy' has led to inflated claims about money set aside to pay claims. Highmark stands by its numbers.
The action paves the way for the mobilization of more funding and manpower to fight the mosquito-borne virus spreading through the Americas.
Hannah Camic of Elizabeth, who teaches chemistry at Bethel Park High School, finds inspiration, healing through running.
For most cystic fibrosis patients, exercise is a positive activity that improves how they handle the disease.
Thanks to new laws taking effect Thursday, visiting team doctors can now treat their own players without a Pennsylvania medical license.
Carrie Mason, a mother of three, has joined clinical trials and received advanced drugs to survive triple negative beyond five years.
Research centers in Pittsburgh and nationwide hope to reverse the low sign-up rate in clinical trials for cancer, especially breast cancer.
High lead levels, as well as a months-long delay in notifying water customers, mirror the ongoing crisis in Michigan.
As many as 200,000 Americans are expected to travel to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics in August.
A positive blood test would mark Pennsylvania’s first documented case of Zika, which has reached epidemic proportions elsewhere.
PennFuture says U.S. Steel Corp. is responsible for 6,700 clean-air violations in 3½ years at its Clairton Coke Works.
World Health Organization warns Zika virus ‘spreading explosively,’ will hold emergency meeting Monday
The warning from the U.N. health agency came amid a call to arms by officials on both sides of the Atlantic over the mosquito-borne virus.
Mosquitoes carrying the virus aren’t in the state. Pennsylvanians shouldn’t face much immediate risk from the high-profile disease.
National transplant system proposes changes to cut deaths among heart transplant candidates, including here in Pittsburgh.
Opponents of the plan say a UPMC-run facility would duplicate services with AHN’s Jefferson Hospital.
WHO director-general Dr. Margaret Chan cited four main reasons why WHO is “deeply concerned” about Zika.
The study marks a watershed moment, with the potential for early detection and new treatments that were unthinkable just a year ago.
Marcelo Castro says the country is sending 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading a virus suspected in birth defects.
The lid has concentric circles that allow it to fit on top of most bowls, mugs and glassware, says Upper St. Clair resident Susan Castriota.
It is the first time the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended screening for maternal mental illness.
ACLU argued that those defendants were “languishing” in state prisons and hospitals instead of being transferred to suitable housing.
Concussions tend to occur in youth hockey in younger ages. Professionals have different views on how to reduce these injuries.
An auction and Go Fund Me campaign aim to support free health care clinics that serve the homeless and uninsured in Pittsburgh.