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Brandon Palakovic's parents want the state Department of Corrections to take responsibility for son's treatment while in prison.
Medical schools and hospitals run crash courses in the basics for new interns.
Vast majority of enrollees report satisfaction with their medical plans.
Mississippi baby thought to have been cured by aggressive drug treatment shows signs of infection.
Project Lifesaver is spearheading an effort to prevent individuals with disabilities from wandering away or becoming lost.
The Achieva Family Trust helps individuals with disabilities close the gap in funding for their medical services and other expenses.
Employers are making decisions now about which health plans to offer their workers in 2015.
The robot, manufactured by Xenex, is being tested to see if its use can reduce the number of hospital-acquired infections.
Glass vials were intact and sealed, and testing will determine whether virus is dead or alive.
Many people with disabilities would be forced to pay higher health insurance rates in the commercial marketplace.
The Millennials have some simple advice for the Obama administration: Make the website more like Yelp or TurboTax.
A University of Pittsburgh study has shown the benefit of weight loss in controlling menopause symptoms of hot flashes.
On Saturday, a run and walk in Pittsburgh for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation will raise awareness of brain aneurysms.
Fitwits is the latest for-profit corporation to emerge from Carnegie Mellon University.
The choice of words when discussing those afflicted with the disease of addiction creates a distinction that can make a difference.
A listing of health-related events for the coming week.
Broccoli especially broccoli-sprout tea, three times weekly can eliminate benzene and air pollutants from body.
An Elizabeth man overcomes deadly infection known as necrotizing fasciitis after two years and returns to his active life.
Free fitness classes for families will be offered July 12 at Fox Chapel High School.
Bicyclists organized by UPMC lung transplant surgeon Patty George race coast to coast for pulmonary hypertension awareness.
A year after the launch of its new brand, Allegheny Health Network has made some inroads -- but there's still a lot of work to be done.
The Obama administration is reeling from back-to-back blows on the issue from the Supreme Court this week.
Previously, one student at the senior high and one at the intermediate high school had been diagnosed with pertussis.
Outbreak started after Amish travelers to the Philppines contracted disease and returned home.
Watchdog agency‘s reports say ’internal controls‘ were inadequate to verify eligibility for subsidies.
So far, 26 states and the District of Columbia have agreed to expand Medicaid coverage, providing coverage to 5.2 million more people.
The health care giant‘s expanded smoking ban for personnel officially begins with mixed reviews.
American College of Physicians recommends that doctors quit using pelvic exams for screening without symptoms.
Success with vegan diets inspires women to share their knowledge about health and healing.
Health events calendar for July 1, 2014.
Water safety of popular beach vacation destinations is rated in the 2014 annual report from the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Vegans come to the lifestyle for various reasons, many tell stories of how their health improved after changing their diet.
Angel’s Place in Pittsburgh celebrates 30 years of helping single parents finish their education.
University of Pittsburgh research reveals antiviral properties and treatment potential of the OASL protein, related to immune response.
Several risk Medicare financially punishing them for having greater-than-usual hospital-acquired infection and injury rates.
There have been persistent lapses in protecting patients at the nation's military hospitals.
Neil Alexander, who has ALS, says Lou Gehrig’s message about gratitude still resonates after 75 years.
Advocates for a worldwide landmine ban applaud US pledge but say it should sign international treaty.
A giant food service company reversed course Thursday, after bumping thousands of college cafeteria workers from its health plan.
Long the region’s pre-eminent center for obstetrical deliveries, Magee-Womens Hospital delivers 11,000 babies every year.
The state Health Department is taking over some of the service planning long performed by a handful of agencies across the state.
Highmark’s commercial customers will have access to seven of UPMC’s 16 primary hospitals under the newly signed separation agreement.
The American Heart Association changed its guidelines in May to say it‘s “reasonable” for patients with unexplained strokes to be
It includes provisions for emergency and cancer care, and continued access for Highmark’s commercial customers to some UPMC doctors.
Health-related events in the coming week.
Pittsburgh therapists give tips on dealing with conflict, and help with dealing with the aftermath.
Allegheny General Hospital completes study showing initial success in lowering blood sugar with an Asian herb.
Symptoms of emotional distress can lead to premature death for those with type 1 diabetes, says a University of Pittsburgh study.
Carnegie Mellon University researchers find that negative social interactions increase the risk of hypertension.
Even the head of the VA's office of women's health acknowledges that persistent shortcomings remain in caring for female vets.