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Survey finds hundreds of illegal dumps in Allegheny County

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Hundreds of illegal dumps in Allegheny County damage the environment, degrade communities and pose public health risks for residents

Friday, Jul 20

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Thursday, Jul 19

Air advocates read 'scroll of smells' at health board meeting

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Environmental and public health advocates call on the Allegheny County Health Department to get tougher on industrial air polluters.

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Wednesday, Jul 18

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Pa. Supreme Court upholds Philadelphia's controversial soda tax

In a victory for Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the city’s controversial tax on soda and other sweetened beverages.

Tuesday, Jul 17

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Taking the mic for mental health

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The number of college students who have sought counseling services has increased by more than 30 percent over a five-year period.

How to help someone who is choking: Just do it

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Whether you do the Heimlich maneuver first or not, experts say stepping in when someone is choking and can’t breathe can save a life.

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Casual interactions: Even 'weak ties' to others can boost your physical, emotional health

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Carnegie Mellon’s Sheldon Cohen was a co-author of new study that found that “every additional social role protects you that much more.”

Monday, Jul 16

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Trusst Lingerie in Garfield is gaining national attention for its patented bra technology

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Trusst Lingerie has transformed into a burgeoning startup that’s been spotlighted by InStyle, Forbes and Health.com.

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The FDA OKs the 1st drug to treat smallpox in case the disease is used in a terror attack

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U.S. regulators Friday approved the first treatment for smallpox — a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago — in case the virus is used in a terror attack.

Saturday, Jul 14

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When health-insurance prices rose last year, around a million Americans dropped coverage

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Last year, as insurance prices rose by an average of just over 20 percent around the country, people who qualified for subsidies through the health care law hung onto their insurance. But the increases appear to have been too much to bear…

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McDonald's removes salads linked to intestinal parasite outbreak in midwest

McDonald’s pulled salads from 3,000 restaurants in the Midwest after health experts announced that more than 100 people had been infected by an intestinal parasite in recent weeks.

Friday, Jul 13

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Agency head warned his staff against practice of pre-pouring at Allegheny County Jail

Reliant Staffing President Jeffrey Leonatti condemned pre-pouring as “unethical and against all nursing medication distribution standards.”

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Agency watchdog slams ex-HHS chief Price on costly travel

HHS inspector general finds government wasted $341,000 on travel by ousted HHS chief Tom Price; federal travel rules not followed.

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State issues Code Orange air quality alert for Pittsburgh area

The state issues an air quality alert for the Pittsburgh area.

At least 8 sickened in Pa. in salmonella outbreak linked to Honey Smacks cereal

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a popular Kellogg's cereal has been linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has infected at least 100 people

Thursday, Jul 12

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Conor Lamb, House subcommittee will help steer VA's electronic record keeping

The congressman was named a ranking member of the newly formed Subcommittee on Technology Modernization.

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Alzheimer's impact on blacks explored through a theater performance and panel

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National and local groups join for an event at August Wilson Center, Downtown, Saturday focusing on dementia.

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A Nevada execution is blocked after a company objects to the use of its drug

LAS VEGAS — A Nevada judge effectively blocked the execution of a two-time killer Wednesday after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone to death.

Wednesday, Jul 11

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Television's Dr. Phil to join members of Congress for opioid town hall with constituents

WASHINGTON – Dr. Phil McGraw thinks President Donald Trump has a personality disorder. U.S. Reps. Mike Kelly and Tom Marino think the president is the best leader the country has had in decades.

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Pa. insurance chief slams federal plan to cut funding for ACA navigators

Pennsylvania’s top insurance official on Wednesday sharply criticized the Trump administration over planned funding cuts to a federal program that helps individuals sign up for health insurance.

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Amid pressure from Trump, Pfizer delays increasing the prices on dozens of drug products

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Pfizer chief executive Ian Read said late Tuesday his company would delay increasing the prices on dozens of drug products after President Donald Trump publicly berated the firm one day earlier.

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The Trump administration slashes grants to help Americans get Obamacare coverage

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WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is eliminating most of the funding for grass-roots groups that help Americans get Affordable Care Act insurance and will for the first time urge the groups to promote health plans that bypass the law’s…

Tuesday, Jul 10

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Pitt School of Medicine to launch Physician-Scientist Incubator Program

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The program, established using a $2.5 million award, will address growing gap between physicians and researchers.

A sticky problem: How do you connect electrodes to the squishy material of the brain? Pittsburgh scientists find a way

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CMU and Pitt bioengineers create a special hydrogel that shows flexibility, adhesion and connectivity.

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YMCA to close three more branches, expects layoffs

Kevin Bolding arrived in Pittsburgh a decade ago as a district executive director to oversee the opening of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh’s then-new Downtown facility on Fifth Avenue.

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After defeating polio, Jonas Salk tried saving the world from humans

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In a revision of their 1981 book, Jonas and Jonathan Salk describe attitudes and behaviors necessary to save the planet from overpopulation.

Monday, Jul 9

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Researchers renew ties with high schoolers they studied in 1960 to seek clues about Alzheimer's

Pittsburgh-based Project Talent tested 400,000 students 58 years ago, and now it’s tracking them down in their 70s for further study.

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Energy drain: Low-income households typically pay a higher percentage of income for utilities

"Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor," wrote novelist and essayist James Baldwin. Decades later, that's still true: From paying more money every month in rent than you would for a…

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Health insurers warn of market turmoil after Trump suspends billions in care payments

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Saturday that it was suspending a program that pays billions of dollars to insurers to stabilize health insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act, a freeze that could increase uncertainty in…