Officials are trying to reassure tourists they’ll be safe when visiting Florida’s theme parks and urban arts districts.
Two Philadelphia hospitals, two charity care stories show how health care for the poor can be provided differently by institutions
A Post-Gazette analysis shows that most state hospitals devote less than 1 percent of their net patient revenue to charity care.
Six current, and former, Michigan public officials were presented with criminal charges for their handling of Flint, Michigan’s water
Two cases in Miami are the first known instances of the virus being spread by mosquitoes in the United States.
Insurers pay for medical care based on the complexity of the procedure, so the more complicated the operation, the higher the reimbursement.
The free event on Saturday aims to let people know about local fitness opportunities.
A new pilot program will offer free classes to help in the often overwhelming journey of caregiving.
Carfentanil is one of the most potent opioids known to investigators.
Of the 77 NASA astronauts who have died, almost five times as many died in accidents as from problems with their heart or blood vessels.
Both are considered “probable carcinogens” by federal health officials. They’re used in e-cigarettes to create artificial smoke.
New version is being criticized for suggesting that terminating pregnancies can lead to heightened risks for breast cancer and depression.
It is capable of killing one of the most hard-to-treat pathogens, which causes deadly skin and wound infections, and pneumonia.
The cases have raised the possibility that mosquitoes in the U.S. have begun to spread the virus.
The guidelines are aimed at preventing schools from discriminating against the growing numbers of students with the disorder.
Three successful high-risk open-heart surgeries for type A aortic dissection resulted in a meeting Tuesday between patients and surgeons.
Too many trauma centers in an area dilutes admissions at any one center, reducing a patient's odds of surviving, the study found.
The CMS said it has approved Arizona’s plan to unfreeze enrollment in the Children’s Health Insurance Program, effective today.
Colombian health officials say the number of new infections in their country is falling by more than 600 a week.
Pennsylvania health officials expect no increases in overall Zika testing volumes or in confirmed cases as a result of the change.
Board member Moira Kaleida and 7-year-old Laith Dougherty of Squirrel Hill are doing well following last month’s transplant surgery.
The United States still has thousands of annual HIV/AIDS infections and deaths with calls for more awareness and prevention efforts.
Duquesne University's Khlood Salman to travel to Saudi Arabia to study the impact of culture and religion on breast cancer prevention.
Alan Jones joined the war against AIDS during the epidemic's worst years and now offers insights on life, death and HIV prevention.
The cost of Medicare’s “catastrophic” prescription coverage jumped by 85 percent in three years.
Researchers outline a syndrome called “mild behavioral impairment” and proposed a checklist of symptoms to alert doctors and families.
Sweet potatoes turn up everywhere, as a healthier, nutrient-dense side dish at burger joints and swanky restaurants.
A speed-processing exercise had long-lasting brain benefits in a study, but analysts caution more work is needed to verify the finding.
The Veteran Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System offers an alternative treatment program for veterans suffering from chronic pain.
FOCUS Pittsburgh embarks on block-by-block effort to heal trauma in Hill District, starting on 2900 block of Webster Avenue.
The Affordable Care Act has cut hospital charity care and bad debt expenses, but opponents say it is not enough to contain healthcare costs.
Dr. George McCollum, 87, retired from his family practice Friday after serving the community for more than half a century.
Bamboo Garden and Rowdy BBQ were cited for recurring health code violations.
Culex mosquitoes are much more widespread, something that would necessitate new strategies to combat the disease.
Be cautious of how much sun you take in. Skin cancer is diagnosed in about 3.3 million Americans every year.
Health officials said the case had no apparent links to recent travel outside the country.
Many states are trying to make it easier for frail seniors to stay in their homes.
Sometimes, a seemingly low-cost health plan can end up being much more expensive.
The physician general said overemphasis on pain reduction, powerful opioids and cheap heroin have “exploded into the overdose crisis.”
The hospital’s 500 nurses say they’ll strike for today only.
The incident raises troubling questions about a possible new route of transmission of the mosquito-borne virus.
The new state budget includes $15 million for the centers, plus $5 million from federal Medicaid funding.
Allegheny County Health Department is gathering more information before Board of Health decides to expand lead screening of children.
Leading scientists say there are several different mechanisms for how lead affects the brain, but they are mostly irreversible.
Results show an association between the two, but as one health adviser points out, not a “cause and effect.”
Such counseling from trained specialists is not routinely needed for all families of patients with chronic critical illnesses, a study says.
Health officials will seek public comment before presenting proposed regulations to the County Council for a vote.
Diabetes’ complex biology leads to confusion about what type Prime Minister Theresa May has, but it shouldn’t block her success.
At Graduate School of Public Health, a group of researchers with a diverse range of specialties is working to understand the drug crisis.
Three southwestern Pennsylvania providers are among the 20 new Centers for Excellence receiving more funds to combat addiction.