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A Peace Corps spokesperson said two volunteers were isolated and under observation after being exposed to a person who later died of Ebola.
Analysis of 16 studies finds produce eaters reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease, but no appreciable association with reduced
GAO says chaotic planning and lax oversight contributed to cost increases as well as website delays and malfunctions.
UPMC workers seeking to join the Service employees international union were joined by members of other unions in a protest.
Addiction to opioids can be insidious for patients, but new Pennsylvania guidelines can give doctors more tools to ward off problems.
With tight margins and a tough operating environment, UPMC is scrutinizing every part of the supply chain to save pennies in multiples.
Pennsylvania legislation is pending to allow data sharing of prescription drugs among doctors and pharmacists, but the ACLU opposes it.
The report does not recommend criminal charges, but does advise training for employees as well as changes to state law.
A stroke prevention and rehabilitation talk at UPMC, Monroeville, is among this week’s health events.
Proposed solutions, like affiliations between health centers, networks, ensure uninsured and under-insured don’t fall through the cracks.
A repeat of the show will repeat at 8 tonight.
As hospitals close, patients and health advocates say the region's poor have been left behind.
UPMC shut down Braddock hospital in 2010; Cleveland Clinic shuttered Huron Hospital in 2011. The results in each community have not been
Wilford Payne has long advocated for health care for underserved populations.
Patient needs are great at the all-volunteer 9th Street Free Clinic in McKeesport.
Primary Health clinic offers a van service to patients who can’t afford transportation to appointments.
A Liberian government consultant arrived Tuesday in Lagos and died Friday.
Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia.
PwC Pittsburgh has participated in the event, called “Swim for Malaria,” for seven years now, and raised roughly $8,000 for the foundation.
Settlement from Johns Hopkins Health System requires patients photographed during exams to describe the damage they’ve suffered.
Feds say those who experienced subsidy disparities likely erred in entering personal data.
Michael Farrell had been reassigned last month after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention disclosed safety breaches.
Amid a dispute over research, doctors are urging conservative use of the blood-thinner Pradaxa.
Pittsburgh needs three more administrative law judges to reduce a backlog and to handle appeals being re-filed by miners and their widows.
A device used to cut uterine tissue or remove fibroid tumors may harm women if it slices undetected tumors, which spreads cancer cells.
This debate surrounding the ACA calls into question the legality of financial assistance enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.
“Evidence now shows labor actually progresses slower than we thought in the past, so many women might just need a little more time.”
Lyme disease can usually be treated with antibiotics if it is caught early, Health Director Karen Hacker said.
New research at the University of Pittsburgh uncovers a possible link between eye color and responses to pain.
A calendar of health and fitness events for the coming week.
Nikita Levy was fired after 25 years with the Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore in February 2013.
The watchdog group Project on Government Oversight cited complaints from medical professionals coast to coast.
Being licensed and likable doesn’t necessarily mean a doctor is up to date on best practices. But consumers aren’t sure how to uncover more.
Risky health behavior including binge-drinking, unsafe sex and use of hard drugs was less common among these kids, a study found.
Heavier employees are more likely to lose their jobs or be passed over for positions than their thinner counterparts.
In 2006, Cynthia Robinson, sued R.J. Reyonolds Co., the maker of the Kool brand cigarettes her late husband, Michael Johnson Sr., had
A large new analysis has concluded that so-called androgen deprivation therapy does not extend the lives of these patients.
Under the ACA, states can apply to use Medicaid funds to employ the mentally ill, under the theory steady employment is a form of treatment.
The Midwife Center for Birth & Women‘s Health expects to expand from 400 births a year to more than 500 when the expansion is finished.
New state law will require health care providers to give information and support to women given prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
A third-party specialty cleaning and decontamination crew will begin work on the building Friday or Monday.
Pitt study says different variations of gene that causes cystic fibrosis cause chronic pancreatitis among other health problems.
A drug that many take for cholesterol problems is shown to have more adverse side effects beyond flushing.
No cases of Legionnaires' disease have been reported, but the patients were relocated "out of an abundance of caution," the hospital said.
More than 80 people rappelled down the Westin Convention Center on Tuesday as part of a fundraising event targeting addiction.
New allergy drugs -- especially sublingual tablets marketed as Ragwitek, Grastek and Oralair -- are slowly changing the treatment landscape.
Pitt study says association between sex hormone and cholesterol may help explain menopause role in cardiovascular disease.
Nickel used in a San Diego boy‘s iPad caused a serious allergic rash, according to a report published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
The old method of using total cholesterol and the ratio of LDL to HDL no longer is sufficient to assess the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Health events calendar for July 15, 2014