The district is taking another look at policies relating to allergy management and snacks brought to classrooms.
For the first time, researchers have shown that they can suppress the AIDS virus by bolstering patients' immune systems, while taking them o
When a young child is watching TV or a video, it's best if the child interacts with an adult instead of just watching passively, according t
In a move orchestrated by new County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, the Allegheny County Board of Health Wednesday voted to terminate the contra
After 20 years in the job, he was the longest-tenured director in the agency's 55-year history.
Highmark has terminated its contract with a Washington Hospital-affiliated urgent care center.
Allegheny County Council approved four appointments to the county board of health Tuesday night, opening the way for county Executive Rich F
Bruce Dixon has served as director of the Allegheny County Health Department for 20 years, but Wednesday's Board of Health meeting is likely
The Children's Center of Pittsburgh, 327 Craft Ave., Oakland, has reopened its Get Well Room for mildly ill children.
The nonprofit Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership Center is awarding its first Inclusion Awards on Saturday.
Of 14,635 high school sports injuries reported during the 2008-10 school years, 1,936 (13.2 percent) were concussions.
Judy Norsegian, a pioneer in the women's health movement and co-author of "Our Bodies, Ourselves," will speak in Oakland this weekend.
When is it safe for an athlete who's suffered a concussion to return to the sport?
Alle-Kiski Medical Center is sponsoring a beginning t'ai chi class from 7 to 8 p.m.
Howard Degenholtz thought he had a good idea.
The scientist who made a deadly bird flu virus transmissible in mammals, touching off public fears of a pandemic, says the virus he created
Denise Lohr, 57, who owns a dog walking and pet sitting business, was among about 42,000 Pennsylvanians enrolled in adultBasic, a state-subs
One of two Westmoreland County cardiologists accused of performing unnecessary stent procedures on patients has sued the health system, top
Mark Bertolini was in town Wednesday for his first face-to-face meeting with UPMC President and CEO Jeffrey Romoff since last spring.
The medical community needs to deal with steadily increasing increasing prescription drug abuse now, officials warned.
It's one of the essential nutrients required for normal cellular function.
If you're a woman who's had weight-loss surgery, is thinking about having it or just are too embarrassed to go to a gym, the bariatric group
Alle-Kiski Medical Center is sponsoring a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LONDON -- In the shadows of some of London's tallest skyscrapers and richest banks lurks a disease borne of the poverty and squalor usually
The pollen counter on the roof of Allegheny General Hospital detected tree pollen in the air Thursday, the first time it's been
A presidential panel on Thursday released hundreds of supporting documents related to its investigation of government syphilis research in 1
In the same week that Highmark Inc. sought to trademark the phrase "myCare Navigator," the name of its new patient-facing concierge service,
Fewer patients are coming down with infections during their hospital stays, according to a new statewide report.
Cardiothoracic surgeons at Allegheny General Hospital have replaced a failing human heart with the latest generation total artificial heart
Nearly 1,000 Pittsburghers will go nowhere fast Saturday for a good cause.
Millions of people have endured a colonoscopy, believing that the dreaded exam may help keep them from dying of colon cancer. For the first
A previously rejected weight loss pill won an overwhelming endorsement from public health advisers Wednesday, raising hopes that the Vivus I
By turning the camera lens on his own struggles, John Kaplan created a beacon for others dealing with cancer.
Highmark officials said Tuesday they won't even discuss a one-year contract with UPMC that would provide in-network access to the new UPMC E
On a day when the Food and Drug Administration boasted of its success at addressing drug shortages, a Pittsburgh-led group of patients filed
Geneva College today sued federal agencies and officials, saying provisions in the new healthcare law violate the constitutional rights of t
Within a few months, a specialist from the West Penn Allegheny Health System will be able to electronically share radiology test results wit
Classes/clinics: The Bariatric Lifestyle Program at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is offering a group exercise class.
If you suffer from excessive, uncontrollable worry, perhaps the best way to treat it is through exercise, a recent study at the University o
Allegheny County is reeling from the Port Authority's proposal to increase fares, reduce operating hours and eliminate bus routes as a means
Erica D'Amico has trouble thinking of herself as an anti-abortion activist, a label she associates with angry people and political wrangling
Providence Point, 500 Providence Point Blvd., Scott, is hosting a panel discussion, "Solutions in Caring for Aging Parents."
African-Americans comprise 7 percent of the total population in southwestern Pennsylvania, but represent 39 percent of those living with HIV
On Saturday, free AIDS testing will be offered as part of a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event at the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force.
Doug Wyman got up early Tuesday to make breakfast for his wife, Barbara: coffee, oatmeal and fresh fruit.
Prescription drug addiction in the United States has reached an all-time high, and a Pennsylvania lawmaker is seeking to identify
All body lotions are supposed to moisturize, but some come with bigger promises like "long-lasting relief."
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- On a rooftop parking lot, with temperatures in the low 50s, a crowd of all ages shimmied and shook, sweated and smiled
State Auditor General Jack Wagner said Thursday that he will examine the state's $17.5 million contract for medical services with Liberty He
ATLANTA -- Alabama will shut down most of its mental health hospitals by the spring of 2013 in a sweeping plan to cut costs and change how t
WASHINGTON -- Tempers flared Thursday on Capitol Hill as lawmakers waded into an increasingly heated debate over the mandated coverage of co
Roma Johnson didn't think she was pregnant when she entered the Allegheny County Jail in late November, and she said she wasn't asked or tes
Neil Alexander has been given a bad break. In June, the 46-year-old husband and father of two young children from O'Hara was diagnosed with
WASHINGTON -- The discovery that a fake version of the widely used cancer medicine Avastin is circulating across the nation is raising new f
The Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure has lost two sponsors over the national organization's management of issues regarding the funding of
A lawsuit accusing UPMC of stifling competition is on hold until suggestions that the judge is biased against West Penn Allegheny Health Sys
Citing unhealthy concentrations of sulfur dioxide emissions from the Homer City coal-fired power plant in Indiana County, a coalition of fiv
A 5-year-old boy who watched as his older brother was beaten to death has been placed in the care of his aunt, who said she is concerned for
It started when Deborah Bishop was still in her 20s.
Excela Health, in cooperation with the American Heart Association, is sponsoring a "Buzz on Women's Health," featuring presentations from th
Pittsburgh spends more on hospital care per person than any other major U.S. city, including New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles
In between two pristinely kept homes in Ingram, Stanley Biolowas Jr. lived in a decaying two-story house filled with trash.
President Barack Obama's announcement that his administration had found a way to provide free contraceptives to employees of Catholic agenci
President Barack Obama's announcement that his administration had found a way to provide free contraceptives to employees of Catholic
WASHINGTON --The Obama administration issued regulations Thursday requiring health plans to describe what they cover in clear, standardized
Set against proposed 30 percent cuts in state higher education funding, Gov.
J.P. Morgan was alleged to have been talking about yachts when he uttered his well-known financial axiom -- "If you have to ask the price,
Six months into its current fiscal year, the West Penn Allegheny Health System has lost $55.9 million -- including $34.1 million from
Allegheny County Health Department spokesman Guillermo Cole says he doesn't think there's an answer as to why, but he's happy to report
Over the next few weeks and months, more runners will take to the streets and gyms to prepare for the Pittsburgh Marathon in May.
LOS ANGELES -- Some things are better left unsaid -- and that includes certain aspects of your medical condition, doctors say.
The amount of trans fat in the American bloodstream fell by more than half after the Food and Drug Administration required food
A crisp romaine salad with chicken or tofu and Kraft Creamy Italian dressing led the menu Wednesday.
So far, Allegheny County is experiencing a "very mild"
If you think Pittsburgh's health insurance landscape has changed dramatically in the last year, you ain't seen nothing yet, according to
It isn't often a cash-strapped local government can find a way to cut costs and at the same time improve the morale and productivity of its
Pam Pezzin of Freeport was walking in the woods on a winter day back around 1989 when she broke out in hives all over her body, including
We're increasingly made up of artificial parts.
Last year, Donate Life America, the nonprofit that advocates for people to donate their organs, reached an important, 5-year-old goal.
Special events: VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System invites the public to participate in open-house activities Feb.
Evan Waxman was visiting a clinic in Hazelwood recently when he had an unsettling experience.
Attention local schools, health centers, charities and nonprofits: Could you use the services of a well-trained public health or health
PPG Industries has been selling house paint high in lead content in the African nation of Cameroon for years, and although it says it
Over the past 15 years, abundant scientific evidence has accumulated that shows America's schoolchildren are chronically sleep deprived,
Pennsylvania health officials say the number of people stricken with illness after consuming raw milk from the same dairy has risen to 35
Another suburban Philadelphia school has reported an outbreak of whooping cough.
The renowned breast cancer charity Susan G.
The Allegheny County Health Department has lifted a consumer alert it issued for Mullen's Bar and Grill on the North Shore after an
U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab ruled Wednesday that West Penn Allegheny Health System must provide UPMC with some of the information
West Penn Allegheny Health System hopes to get regulatory approval for its affiliation with Highmark by the fall and, if that goes through,
INDIANAPOLIS -- Birth control pills are known to be nearly 100 percent effective when taken properly, but a recall of the drugs could send
Phones were ringing off the hook on Wednesday in the Regent Square offices of the Pittsburgh affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
WASHINGTON -- Indoor tanning comes with health risks, and congressional Democrats on Wednesday accused the indoor tanning industry of
The Allegheny County Health Department has issued a consumer alert for Mullen's Bar and Grill on the North Shore after an inspector said
Citing increases in patient admissions, outpatient revenue and membership in its health plan, UPMC on Wednesday reported operating revenue
There are numerous "gaps and barriers" to implementing the health information technology reforms envisioned by the federal health IT act of
U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab ruled today that West Penn Allegheny Health System must provide UPMC with some of the information that
LOS ANGELES -- A partial mastectomy allows doctors to remove a cancerous tumor without having to remove the entire breast. A new study shows
It's no longer enough to vaccinate pre-teen and adolescent girls against the human papillomavirus, or HPV, a sexually transmitted virus that
LOS ANGELES -- A partial mastectomy allows doctors to remove a cancerous tumor without having to remove the entire breast.