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The study shows falls were reduced by 17 percent for people who attended a Healthy Steps for Older Adults program for safety tips.
Internal reports have shown that the VA knew early on the outbreak was due largely to a series of human errors, not faulty equipment.
Diva Retreats are meant to pamper cancer patients and give them information about health care and more.
The VA knew early on that employee errors led to a Legionnaires' outbreak.
After eating bread with poppy seeds, Rachael Devore tested positive for opiates and claims the hospital invaded her privacy
The new law appears to be achieving its top goal of reducing the number of Americans who lack health insurance.
Health-related events on the calendar for the coming week.
Linda Siminerio and the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute are ready to go national with their diabetes education programs.
As medical evidence piles up against it, strict bed rest is becoming a thing of the past.
Poverty, unemployment, domestic violence, sexual assault and addiction pervade lives of young people among the nation's 566 tribes.
To cut costs, hospitals must deal with labor and personnel expenses -- and that will lead to more frequent showdowns with employees.
The programs opportunities for independence and prepares athletes for the working world.
Insurers CAN renew health policies into 2017, even though they don't meet minimum coverage requirements under the federal health care law.
Streptococcus bacteria were present, not meningococcus, the type that calls for treatment of anyone who had been in close contact.
Study found women are no more likely to have multiple partners after they are provided no-cost access to birth control methods than before.
Corizon Health has improved its management of health services in recent weeks, company officials say.
Gov. Tom Corbett is instead proposing a voluntary pilot program called "Encouraging Employment."
The 6-year-old, whose name hasn't been released, lived on Mount Pleasant Road.
Roderick L. Harris, who got his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh, is coming here from Sedwick County, Kansas.
About 1.5 million consumers are covered under such plans, 500,000 of which were purchased by individuals and the rest by small businesses.
Treatment in suburban Los Angeles last year began four hours after birth -- a protocol even faster than the first case from Mississippi.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said he and UPMC president and CEO Jeffrey Romoff discussed three major issues Wednesday afternoon.
One in three adults 65 and older falls each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A shot every one to three months may give an alternative someday to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk.
Consumption of high levels of the nutrient in middle age shortens life, but can extend it in older age, researchers find.
Middle-aged Japanese men have less than a third the rate of coronary artery calcification than their American counterparts.
Standard & Poor's cited its "expectation for weaker future earnings than we had previously anticipated."
Try this quick, high-intensity workout to get in shape without spending hours exercising.
Only 50 percent of women discuss their reproductive health with medical providers, according to a study by the Yale School of Medicine.
Among upcoming events is the screening of "The Movement" sponsored by the Three Rivers Adaptive Sports chapter of Disabled Sports USA.
Health briefs: Bone-loss study recruiting; sitting too much puts seniors at risk.
Outlying health systems outspent in marketing efforts
A costly hepatitis drug is testing the limits of how much society is willing to pay to remain healthy.
UPMC has the upper hand on Highmark when it comes to the "any willing insurer" bill, but there are lots of other issues at play.
Highmark and UPMC spend millions on government lobbying -- but then, so does the rest of the health care sector.
Emissions from oil, gas operations contribute to thickening smog that exceeds federal ozone guidelines along Denver’s picturesque backdrop.
And once people in certain states are able to sign up through the exchanges, their insurance can be made retroactive.
FDA's proposed food labeling updates are receiving plaudits from UPMC nutritionist Leslie Bonci, among others.
The insurer is reacting to health systems buying oncology physician practices and charging treatments on a hospital outpatient basis.
The changes provide miners the opportunity to substantiate their claims with a complete pulmonary evaluation.
A small but growing number of Republican governors and lawmakers are looking for alternatives to expanding Medicaid.
Food companies spent $150 million marketing to children in schools in 2009.
The prevalence of obesity among children in the preschool set has fallen 43 percent, according to new data from the CDC.
The Heinz Awards today honored five individuals who will share prize money totaling $1.25 million for the innovative work they are doing to
Highmark Inc. could be offering family health plans to same-sex Pennsylvania couples as soon as early spring.
For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective steps they can take.
VA admits a sixth victim "probably" got Legionnaires' disease at its Pittsburgh hospital.
The state Medical Society's head has a message for members: Establish and manage your online presence to guard reputation.
Richard E. Lenski will present Duquesne University's 2014 Darwin Day lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
In-home care agency is looking for outstanding senior volunteers in the Pittsburgh region.