The findings may shed light on this social contagion and on the differences in empathetic capacity between women and men.
The industry will be affected by the ACA and state transition to a managed-care system for long-term care designed to boost home services.
State struggles to address psychiatric needs of prisoners and help them transition to community living after they are released.
Che DuVall filed suit for medical negligence last month against the health system using a report released by CDC as a foundation.
Creating a definition of happiness that holds true for people around the world is not as straightforward as it seems, researchers say.
Post-Flint, demand for more EPA water protections may be challenging, tough for some states to swallow
WASHINGTON — The contamination crisis in Flint, Mich., has thrown a harsh national spotlight on the problem of lead in drinking water,
Of 246 opioid overdose deaths in the county last year, heroin was found in 209 cases, fentanyl in 99 and alpha-Methylfentanyl in 20 cases.
Jason Luckasevic filed the first lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of former players with cognitive issues.
About 12.7 million people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act or had their coverage automatically renewed.
State auditor general says audit reveals depth of long-term staffing problems at the Westmoreland County hospital.
Alcohol is so damaging to fetuses that the CDC says women who drink and have active sex lives should avoid pregnancy.
Meanwhile, U.S. health officials have added two more countries to the travel advisory for pregnant women.
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center in Oakland to receive an Anton 2, the first of its kind publicly available to U.S. scientists.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health plans to issue regular reports on any possible and confirmed Zika virus cases in the state.
It is the first case of the Zika virus being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America.
The board’s adoption would give other informal guidelines some ”regulating authority, some regulatory teeth.”
UPMC alleges its rival’s 'feckless strategy' has led to inflated claims about money set aside to pay claims. Highmark stands by its numbers.
The action paves the way for the mobilization of more funding and manpower to fight the mosquito-borne virus spreading through the Americas.
Hannah Camic of Elizabeth, who teaches chemistry at Bethel Park High School, finds inspiration, healing through running.
For most cystic fibrosis patients, exercise is a positive activity that improves how they handle the disease.
Thanks to new laws taking effect Thursday, visiting team doctors can now treat their own players without a Pennsylvania medical license.
Carrie Mason, a mother of three, has joined clinical trials and received advanced drugs to survive triple negative beyond five years.
Research centers in Pittsburgh and nationwide hope to reverse the low sign-up rate in clinical trials for cancer, especially breast cancer.
High lead levels, as well as a months-long delay in notifying water customers, mirror the ongoing crisis in Michigan.
As many as 200,000 Americans are expected to travel to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics in August.
A positive blood test would mark Pennsylvania’s first documented case of Zika, which has reached epidemic proportions elsewhere.
PennFuture says U.S. Steel Corp. is responsible for 6,700 clean-air violations in 3½ years at its Clairton Coke Works.
World Health Organization warns Zika virus ‘spreading explosively,’ will hold emergency meeting Monday
The warning from the U.N. health agency came amid a call to arms by officials on both sides of the Atlantic over the mosquito-borne virus.
Mosquitoes carrying the virus aren’t in the state. Pennsylvanians shouldn’t face much immediate risk from the high-profile disease.
National transplant system proposes changes to cut deaths among heart transplant candidates, including here in Pittsburgh.
Opponents of the plan say a UPMC-run facility would duplicate services with AHN’s Jefferson Hospital.
WHO director-general Dr. Margaret Chan cited four main reasons why WHO is “deeply concerned” about Zika.
The study marks a watershed moment, with the potential for early detection and new treatments that were unthinkable just a year ago.
Marcelo Castro says the country is sending 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading a virus suspected in birth defects.
The lid has concentric circles that allow it to fit on top of most bowls, mugs and glassware, says Upper St. Clair resident Susan Castriota.
It is the first time the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended screening for maternal mental illness.
ACLU argued that those defendants were “languishing” in state prisons and hospitals instead of being transferred to suitable housing.
Concussions tend to occur in youth hockey in younger ages. Professionals have different views on how to reduce these injuries.
An auction and Go Fund Me campaign aim to support free health care clinics that serve the homeless and uninsured in Pittsburgh.
Carnegie Mellon University students are heading to Texas A&M University to show off their design for the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.
Edward Markey said he has put a hold on Robert Califf’s nod as he pressures the agency to be tougher on abuse of opioid painkillers.
Pittsburgh experts comment on precautions to protect children from lead exposure from public water supplies and the home environment.
The sharpest increase emerged among heroin overdose patients in rural counties, where hospitalizations jumped 315 percent.
John Paul, architect of the Allegheny Health Network, to move into advisory role. Cynthia Hundorfean to succeed him in February.
The grand jury originally was investigating allegations of misconduct against Planned Parenthood after the release of the covert videos.
Allegheny County hospitals had psychiatric unit occupancy rates ranging from 59.5 percent to 94.3 percent, according to state figures.
The outbreak occurred while Flint residents were repeatedly complaining about dirty tap water coming from the river.
Since 2000, the average age of first-time moms has gone up by 1.4 years to around 26, according to the CDC.
Emergency rooms are seen as health care’s front line — in the United States, nearly 45 out of 100 people visit an ER in any given year.
Pennsylvania health department gives indications of increasing efforts to enforce nursing home quality.