As the last surviving member of the team that developed the Salk polio vaccine, Julius Youngner was justifiably proud of his contribution.
A speaker at the third annual Great Lakes Economic Forum emphasized the molasses-like pace of governmental change.
Health Department officials said Wednesday that they received more than 500 packages from applicants by the March 20 deadline.
Owners of older homes and rental units in Allegheny County, if eligible according to income guidelines, can have lead hazards removed.
Gov. Tom Wolf called the legislation “nothing more than an ideologically driven attempt to disrupt health services for thousands of women.”
The 22-year-old from Richland was an advocate for work for the disabled, an Eagle Scout and volunteer who inspired others to
A hardball tactic to force congressional Democrats to negotiate on President Donald Trump's health care priorities might end up backfiring.
The typical victim appears to be a male from Africa or the Caribbean who returns home without taking precautions against the disease.
Pennsylvania CARE Act just took effect to enhance involvement and knowledge of caregivers after patients’ discharge.
Cleaning and treating parts of the home infested with bedbugs requires some time and effort.
Stress of difficulties removing the pests involves working with landlords and neighbors, says Allegheny County Health Department official.
Attaining happiness has been a goal throughout human history with questions remaining about what it is and how to attain it.
PWSA customers living in Pittsburgh and Millvale will be supplied half-gallon pitchers to filter out lead form their home tap water.
The Boston-based company that once helped run the water supplier says it is the victim of “blame-shifting for (PWSA’s) errors.”
Because it involves feeding children a life-threatening allergen, usually at home, oral immunotherapy remains out of the mainstream.
Every day, an overdose of prescription opioids or heroin kills 91 people, and legions more are brought back from the brink of death.
One conference panel Saturday laid out just how big the barriers can be for someone interested in starting a cannabis-related business.
Murthy, a holdover from the Obama administration, was asked to resign
AgeWell Pittsburgh receives national Collaboration Prize to recognize how partnership helps keeps older adults independent.
University researchers will study Aaron Hernandez's brain to determine if the former NFL star suffered from a degenerative brain disease.
Many Republicans expressed doubts that the health care compromise would win over enough lawmakers to put the bill over the top.
The tribe says the companies turn a “blind eye” to opioid prescriptions that would require further investigation before pills are dispensed.
New vaccine rule for 12th-graders will go into effect Aug. 1. Second dose of meningococcal vaccine is required to prevent infections.
The family of a New Castle woman, who was being treated at UPMC Shadyside, is suing the hospital network and a laundry service.
The University of Pittsburgh led a multi-center study showing the immune system and inflammation have no impact on HIV hiding in cells.
The state Department of Environmental Protection has ordered an Aspinwall boil water advisory be extended until Friday afternoon.
Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists.
The borough said work on a PWSA pump caused a drop in water pressure that precipitated the alert.
A rewrite of the law will precede the planned overhaul of the tax code, an industry lobbyist said Tuesday.
The American ling Association’s annual State of the Air report finds region’s air is improving but still among worst in the nation
University of Pittsburgh researchers create a test to detect bleeding in infants’ brains that may be caused by abuse.
Pain experts say the drugs’ serious health risks are widely acknowledged and react to calls to quit selling them over the counter.
His time of 5:44:42 is more than two minutes faster than his mark last year.
An affidavit says a doctor prescribed oxycodone for Prince under the name of the musician's friend to protect his privacy.
Princess Diana died in a crash in a Paris tunnel on Aug. 31, 1997.
Multiple sclerosis and temporary blindness hasn’t stop John Platt from running marathons.
Marrying medicine to Netflix’s fixed-price business model is a way to provide unlimited access to basic medical care for a flat rate.
The sponsors for the World Medical Marijuana Conference and Expo say the time to prepare for the state’s medical marijuana program is now.
Schools in West Virginia will be able to give drugs to students who overdose on opioids without having to first contact parents.
The case is believed to be the first brought under the particular U.S. law that criminalized female genital mutilation
Wednesday’s session in Waynesburg was the first of nine the DEP is holding around the state.
The son of the famous scientist who developed the polio vaccine has reworked the book they co-wrote with interesting predictions.
Public urged to participate more fully in decision-making to get affordable fixes for PWSA lead water quality problems.
Group stands for 22 minutes to represent “how many people die each day waiting for a lifesaving organ.”
A water activist from Flint, Mich., is coming to provide perspective on Pittsburgh’s water problems at a public meeting Tuesday.
Anyone who buys the $199 Ancestry and Health test will learn if they have any of 10 mutations increasing their risk for disease.
Jewish Healthcare Foundation spending $300,000 for new parks walks and other activities promoting fitness of older adults.
A $10,000 prize is offered for idea to improve women’s health; Pitt professor wins award for swallowing disorders research.
A collaboration to investigate factors that lead to infant mortality is underway in Allegheny County, with hopes of preventing deaths.
Reports finds almost 900 medication errors at Pa. hospitals over six-month period, raising debate on the benefits and risks of technology.