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Cookies, candy and other pot edibles can be exponentially more potent than a joint.
A group of people from the business, medical, governmental, religious and nonprofit communities will take on the opiate overdose epidemic.
The procedure has long been used in laparoscopic operations to remove fibroid tumors from the uterus, or to remove the uterus itself.
Thirty-five percent of the 8 million who have enrolled are under age 35.
To become enraged enough to try to stab multiple people requires a predisposition to harm others coupled with other factors, experts say.
Gallup reported the 21 states and the District of Columbia that fully embraced the law reported the biggest decline.
They need to communicate the medical implications of their care and, increasingly, the cost, so patients can make the best decisions.
Lower-than-expected health insurance premiums under Obamacare will help cut the long-term cost of the program 7 percent over next decade.
The Congressional Budget Office said health care expansion will cost more than $100 billion less than expected.
New tests, one based on eye movements, are giving doctors better insights into diagnosing concussions.
There are places for adults to learn how to swim and reduce their risk of drowning.
Health related events schedule for the coming week.
They want details on how many enrollees have paid for their plans, the age composition of the enrollees and data's influence on insurers.
A study by Canadian psychologists has found that men and women are equally good at picking up on their partners' sexual satisfaction.
Abruptly on the spot as the new face of "Obamacare," Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political.
Thousands are considering claims under a medical settlement BP reached with cleanup workers and coastal residents.
Payments to Pittsburgh-area physicians "appear to be very reasonable," said one local expert.
Some services Pennsylvania had proposed eliminating from Medicaid coverage could be covered after all.
UPMC and the VA want to link together their health records systems in order to trade patient data and improve care for veterans.
Production could decline about 7 percent this year compared with last year -- the biggest drop in more than 30 years.
The share of mothers with children under age 18 who don't work "outside the home" rose to 29 percent in 2012.
Many are avoiding genetic testing because of a major omission in the federal law that bars employers and insurers from seeking results.
A clinical trial at Allegheny General Hospital tests a procedure to fix deadly aneurysms.
The clinic has no age limits or income requirements; offerings include STI and HIV tests, and dance, yoga and other wellness classes.
University of Pittsburgh researchers join virologist task force to study mosquito-borne disease chikungunya that has recently spread to the
Health events scheduled for the coming week.
Local Gilda's Club is changing its name and ending the relationship with its parent organization.
The announcement should ease concerns raised in February when it was first estimated that the agency would cut its rates by 1.9 percent.
Legislation that could result in the early release of about 34,000 prisoners has judges and probation officials intrigued and concerned.
Researchers say our brains perform automatic visual smoothing in helping create a stable environment, despite sacrificing some accuracy.
It can help prevent advanced cases from worsening, potentially providing an important new treatment option for women.
Although 7 million people have signed up for Obamacare, challenges remain before success can be declared.
Across the United States, police officers find themselves playing dual roles as law enforcers and psychiatric social workers.
Gov. Corbett’s Healthy PA plan to overhaul Medicaid means new low-income beneficiaries wouldn’t get rides to and from appointments.
A judge ruled Friday that a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by the late Bruce Dixon, former county health director, is allowed.
Hospital patients in New York state gain legal protection against unexpected bills from doctors who won't accept their insurance.
The attorneys and the families declined to reveal the amount of any of the settlements, and they were not yet filed in court.
Sponsored by Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, the bill would allow providers more flexibility to communicate with family and caregivers.
The FDA Thursday approved an easy-to-use device that automatically injects the right dose of an overdose antidote.
A GOP proposal to regulate workers who help customers learn about insurance plans appears to have traction in a Senate committee.
A Hampton woman, the region's youngest to get a cochlear implant, will speak at a Children's Hospital Hearing Center fundraising event.
The Cumberland, Md., man, 21, gave details about getting a chainsaw impaled in his neck while felling a pine tree in Ross.
The program provides funding to 54 children's hospitals, including Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
President Barack Obama hailed the tally topping 7 million, saying it "has made our health care system a lot better."
New research is boosting hopes that weight-loss surgery can put some patients' diabetes into remission.
The university president says the number of students affected may grow.
Fundraisers, screenings, lectures and fitness classes are on tap.
Description of sugars in the American diet:
Research is showing that consumption of large amounts of high fructose corn syrup is leading to all sorts of health issues in people.
Computer analysis by Pittsburgh researchers identifies types of asthma that could lead to targeted treatment.