Health

a baby named Saybie
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May 29, 2019 - 9:01 pm
When she was born, the baby girl weighed about the same as an apple.
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Some workers, patients, and their supporters rallied in Oakland Tuesday afternoon in support of higher wages, the right to form a union, and an end to the UPMC-Highmark split set for June 30th.
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Joe DeStio
May 28, 2019 - 5:10 pm
Some workers, patients, and their supporters rallied in Oakland Tuesday afternoon in support of higher wages, the right to form a union, and an end to the UPMC-Highmark split set for June 30.
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May 28, 2019 - 1:49 pm
Missouri's only abortion clinic could be closed by the end of the week because the state is threatening to not renew its license, Planned Parenthood officials said Tuesday.
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 Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 court case, left, and her attorney Gloria Allred hold hands as they leave the Supreme Court building in Washington
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May 26, 2019 - 1:27 pm
A wave of state abortion bans has set off speculation: What would happen if Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion rights nationwide, were overturned?
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May 24, 2019 - 4:22 pm
This tick season, there's a new screening that can help detect Lyme disease after a tick bite. You simply remove the tick and mail it into a lab for testing.
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May 24, 2019 - 2:26 pm
U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, a therapy meant to cure a disorder that rapidly destroys a baby's muscle control and kills most within a couple years.
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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 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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