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Health agencies back away from copper-silver water disinfection systems to prevent Legionella, despite being exonerated in investigations.
Starting this year, a new federal rule will require states to ensure that long-term care alternatives to nursing homes.
Authorities publicly appealed on national radio Friday to the unidentified robbers to hand over the samples stolen from the minibus taxi.
GOP lawmakers filed the suit the morning after the president announced unilateral executive actions to expand protections for immigrants.
The announcement came just a few hours after the hospital reported that the patient was being evaluated.
Adam Lanza’s social isolation and obsession with mass killings have been detailed by police reports.
The state closed 16 health centers, including those in Armstrong, Beaver, Greene, Somerset counties, and one of two in Westmoreland County.
Health and Human Services figures on Obamacare enrollment comingled health plan enrollment with an extra 380,000 people in dental plans.
Geneva College in Beaver Falls and the Catholic dioceses of Pittsburgh and Erie won the initial rounds of cases.
A daylong forum will provide answers about the deadly epidemic in Africa and an evening concert will raise funds for its victims.
Survivors of Navy veteran Lloyd Wanstreet, 65, of Jeannette, and Marine veteran Brant Evans, 58, of Freedom, were seeking the settlements.
Through Nov. 10, a total of 98 cases were reported compared to 56 during the same time period last year.
Two Pennsylvania bills, would allow terminally-ill patients to obtain fatal medication from a doctor, are opposed by Catholic groups.
Leadership Pittsburgh's Unboxxed seminar explores the leading edge of learning, medicine and other topics.
David Cord says he never told anyone at the Pittsburgh VA in November 2012 to withhold information about the Legionnaire’s outbreak there.
Lame duck Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration is moving ahead on implementing Healthy PA — even though Tom Wolf said he plans to scrap it.
Study finds cholesterol-lowering drugs Zetia and Vytorin may lower heart attack and stroke risk for those who can’t take statins or for
The Allegheny Health Network is providing a hands-on demonstration of the da Vinci surgical robotic system from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The apparent racial disparity between conditions and satisfaction has shown up in other local and national surveys.
Martin Salia arrived Saturday to be treated at the Omaha hospital, where two other Ebola patients have been successfully treated.
Advocates are employing new tactics and expanding old ones to reach people who need insurance.
More than half of calls to U.S. poison control centers about energy drinks like Red Bull and Monster are for children younger than 6.
The third installment of our examination of health care trends looks at the impact of our longer lifespans on medicine and society.
Limited health insurance plan will be discontinued to make way for transitioning women to “Healthy PA” plans Jan. 1.
An electrical device glued to the scalp can slow cancer growth and prolong survival in people with the deadliest type of brain tumor.
Aggressive medical treatment for the elderly does not always translate into quality of life care.
Having a bit of fat and consuming coffee and alcohol in moderation may help extend longevity among those 70 and older.
More and more hospitals across the country are starting palliative care programs, including in Pennsylvania, which has a rate of 67 percent.
The strength of female stem cells may hold the ticket to building stronger hearts and bodies among older people.
Research shows stress’s negative impact, but also what can be done to alleviate it.
Staying mobile over age 50 by doing even the simplest of tasks can keep you on your feet.
Advances in technology being developed in Pittsburgh are providing the elderly and people with disabilities a helping hand.
Seniors in Pittsburgh are doing everything they can to grow old in their own homes.
As baby boomers age, long-term care is in greater demand. Yet studies show that there will not be enough caregivers to attend to them.
The Three Rivers Mothers’ Milk Bank would help “the sickest of the sick” babies in area neonatal intensive care units.
The Neuro Kinetics-developed system, called I-Portal, uses eye-tracking tests to evaluate head injuries.
Terry Gerigk Wolf was fired because of the Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in 2011 and 2012 and allegations of “wasteful spending.”
Jefferson Hospital’s $17 million labor and delivery suites enables women to avoid traveling to Pittsburgh to deliver babies.
Allegheny Valley Hospital and the Pittsburgh VA were awarded the top place in the Fine Award for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care.
New study shows that psychological abuse during childhood can be more damaging than physical or sexual abuse
Carnegie Mellon University researchers report that body temperature holds the key in facilitating the spread of infection for some viruses.
The services will be developed under AHN’s brand and Celtic’s management, AHN officials said.
Child abuse causes chronic stress, which destroys brain cells and causes heart disease, depression, diabetes and other health effects.
Notices were mailed out last week, and the Corbett administration says affected enrollees will be sorted into one of two plans.
Health related events scheduled for the coming week.
The cases stem from the more than 17,000 poison center calls about the products received in the past two years.
The Obama administration said the new version of the website would have more information and would be easier to use.
Today, an estimated 6 million adults in the U.S. use insulin, and because of that, many can look forward to nearly normal lifespans.
Challenge to wellness program is latest attempt to sort out just how much in incentives employers can offer workers for healthy behavior.
More than 17,000 U.S. children came in contact with laundry-detergent pods in 2012 and 2013.