Health

Allegheny County
May 24, 2019 - 11:41 am
The director of the Allegheny County Health Department will leave her position at the end of July.
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson delivers his State of the State address in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri's Republican-led Legislature has passed a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, and Republican Gov. Parson is expected to sign it. The House approved the measure Friday May 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
May 24, 2019 - 11:22 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth weeks of pregnancy without exceptions for cases of rape or incest, making it among the most restrictive abortion policies in the nation. Under the law that comes into force Aug...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, Oumou Balde, 4, left, plays with her teacher Jacqualine Sanchez, right, and some pretend food in a pre-kindergarten class at the Sheltering Arms Learning Center in New York in a program that was produced in conjunction with the Sesame Street children's television show to educate children about nutrition and health. Lead author of a analysis released on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Dr. Amanda Perak, a heart specialist at Chicago's Lurie Children's Hospital, says in most cases, kids can improve cholesterol levels by adopting healthier habits _ eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and less processed food, and exercising more. Researchers studied data from health surveys in 1999 through 2016 involving 26,000 U.S. kids aged 6 to 19. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 21, 2019 - 11:06 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half of them had readings considered ideal. Overall, 7% of kids had high cholesterol in surveys from 2009 to 2016. That was down from 10% a decade earlier. In children, high...
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Shelby Cassesse
May 20, 2019 - 2:16 pm
State officials say the number of cases has doubled in 2019
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Lynne Hayes-Freeland
May 17, 2019 - 2:09 pm
A new bill introduced Friday would change the vaccine exemption process for children in Pennsylvania.
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May 16, 2019 - 9:31 pm
Democrats pushed legislation buttressing the 2010 health care law and curbing prescription drug prices through the House Thursday
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Larry Richert and John Shumway
May 15, 2019 - 11:16 am
There is an incredibly high pollen count in Western Pennsylvania and individuals with allergies are feeling it.
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May 15, 2019 - 10:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It's as if Mick Jagger is saying "Start Me Up." The 75-year-old rocker tweeted a video Wednesday of him dancing around a studio in front of a mirror weeks after he underwent medical treatment , reportedly for a heart valve issue. The treatment forced the Rolling Stones to postpone...
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May 15, 2019 - 9:33 am
Alabama legislators have given final approval to a ban on nearly all abortions, and if the Republican governor signs the measure, the state will have the strictest abortion law in the country.
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A rally in Harrisburgh  UPMC/Highmark split
Joe DeStio
May 14, 2019 - 7:50 pm
Several dozen lawmakers and patients rallied in Harrisburg Tuesday against the pending split between UPMC and Highmark insurance.
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