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Pitt School of Dental Medicine lands an $11.8 million NIH grant to continue research on the genetics of cleft lips and palates.
“The Family Next Door” is a new documentary that highlights the challenges and triumphs of an Upper St. Clair family dealing with autism.
From counting calories to monitoring blood pressure, your medical history can be as close as your cell phone.
The Affordable Care Act and the Highmark-UPMC breakup mean the normal open-enrollment period dynamics have been turned on their heads.
Clefts are one of the most common birth defects worldwide with a long impact on medicine, culture and literature.
Family physician Malcolm Harris says his name was wrongly included in a UPMC listing of 1,600 doctors who will not be in Highmark’s network.
Most women and girls still use inexpensive birth control pills, but the group’s statement might trigger a shift.
County Council will soon consider new open burning regulations from the Allegheny County Health Department.
Allegheny County has launched a campaign encouraging people to talk to their babies and young children to nurture development.
Consol retirees who became managers say losing some of their benefits will hurt them financially.
Patients who received the drug Perjeta from Roche had a median survival time nearly 16 months longer than those in the control group.
The trend might be related to another positive development: a stabilization of obesity rates
The layout of the four-bed facility will allow better access for treatment.
County police will collect the drugs at the North Park and South Park stations.
At the United Nations meeting, President Barack Obama warns world leaders that they’re moving too slowly to halt Ebola epidemic.
The vote delivers the legislation to the House, whose Republican leadership has expressed skepticism.
Highmark says 80 percent of UPMC doctors will stay in network when their contract ends; UPMC says the figure is “no more” than 56 percent.
Researchers from 11 institutions will collaborate over three years to refine existing 3-D human tissue chips.
The Senate’s majority leader expects the full Senate to overwhelmingly approve the bill, but it faces some opposition in the House.
The Obamacare marketplace is expecting a 25 percent rise in insurers selling coverage for the upcoming 2015 enrollment period.
New drugs can cure hepatitis C, but their prohibitive cost makes them unavailable through Medicare and health-insurance plans.
CDC emphasized that the projections are based on data available in August.
More screening and the availability of curative but expensive drugs ideally could make hepatitis C rare by 2026
Life Service Providers is sponsoring a Senior Health and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon.
In the 1970s, Pittsburgh was home to the largest comprehensive cancer center in the nation.
Investors and companies are disinvesting in fossil fuels, perhaps the most tangible action on global warming.
The health giant says 31 percent of its revenue comes from Highmark reimbursement payments.
The Allegheny County Health Department will hold 13 public meetings for the public to provide input on health issues.
U.S. Attorney David Hickton is ramping up a team — backed by the FBI — whose focus will be fighting crime in the medical industry.
But in an increasingly common practice, assistants, consultants and other hospital employees are charging patients or their insurers hefty
Hospice agencies must subject themselves to government inspections at least once every three years under new legislation OK’d by Congress.
A national conference is being held in Green Tree to help organizations eliminate health disparities among African immigrants and refugees.
Flu vaccine season has arrived, and that means different shots for different folks.
The White House, by executive order, is offering a national strategy to combat the threat of antibiotic resistance because of overuse.
It shows itself with symptoms of fever of more than 101 degrees, runny nose, coughing, sneezing and sometimes rash.
The county Health Department director said the CDC has no confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 in the region.
American way of dying is broken, too costly, and not necessarily what patients want, national expert panel finds.
There is no national consensus on how to handle the highly polarizing and controversial practice of surrogacy.
Health officials say 12 states, including Pennsylvania, now have respiratory illnesses caused by enterovirus 68, an uncommon virus.
The reviews come after two human rights groups found substantial cancer rates at SCI Fayette, built next to a fly ash dump.
People whose fat has settled mostly around their waistlines are known to run a higher risk of obesity-related ailments.
Allegheny General Hospital nurse Terri Thieret spent nine months recovering from the flu, aided by ECMO and a medically induced coma.
As part of the deal, UPMC will invest $70 million to develop services at Jameson’s 25 facilities.
West Penn Hospital is offering free lung cancer screening to long-term smokers as part of a pilot study on its life-saving effects.
Officials say the policy is meant to improve employees’ health rather than exact punishment.
University of Pittsburgh researchers have developed a new test for diagnosing concussions called vestibular/ocular motor screening.
Allegheny Health Network is part of a new clinical trial investigating if remote monitoring of heart failure can cut hospitalizations.
Pitt study identifies gene mutations that signal aggressive form of prostate cancer.
A list of health- and fitness-related events for the coming week.
Generic deal will bring cheaper hepatitis C treatment to poor nations.