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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.
A device used to cut uterine tissue or remove fibroid tumors may harm women if it slices undetected tumors, which spreads cancer cells.
Pittsburgh needs three more administrative law judges to reduce a backlog and to handle appeals being re-filed by miners and their widows.
This debate surrounding the ACA calls into question the legality of financial assistance enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.
Lyme disease can usually be treated with antibiotics if it is caught early, Health Director Karen Hacker said.
The watchdog group Project on Government Oversight cited complaints from medical professionals coast to coast.
Nikita Levy was fired after 25 years with the Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore in February 2013.
“Evidence now shows labor actually progresses slower than we thought in the past, so many women might just need a little more time.”
A calendar of health and fitness events for the coming week.
New research at the University of Pittsburgh uncovers a possible link between eye color and responses to pain.
Risky health behavior including binge-drinking, unsafe sex and use of hard drugs was less common among these kids, a study found.
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.
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.
Heavier employees are more likely to lose their jobs or be passed over for positions than their thinner counterparts.
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.
A third-party specialty cleaning and decontamination crew will begin work on the building Friday or Monday.
New state law will require health care providers to give information and support to women given prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
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.
Nickel used in a San Diego boy‘s iPad caused a serious allergic rash, according to a report published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
Health events calendar for July 15, 2014
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.
Pitt study says association between sex hormone and cholesterol may help explain menopause role in cardiovascular disease.
New allergy drugs -- especially sublingual tablets marketed as Ragwitek, Grastek and Oralair -- are slowly changing the treatment landscape.
State officials work with doctors to establish guidelines for painkiller prescriptions.
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.