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Alpha House Offers Hope for Substance Abusers

Alpha House Offers Hope for Substance Abusers

If you pay any attention to the news, you know that the country, including Pittsburgh, is facing an epidemic of substance abuse and addiction. It seems that a day doesn’t go by without a horrendous report of parents overdosing in the presence of their distraught children, young people dying from an overdose, or of crimes being committed while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. […]

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High Hopes for Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

High Hopes for Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

Diverse opinions, laws, and research, as well as the varying positions of politicians, physicians, advocates, activists, and governmental agencies, like a cloud of pot smoke in a college dorm room, have obscured what’s at the core of the medical marijuana issue, which is: Does marijuana ease the suffering of people with certain medical conditions? The problem is we don’t know for sure, and because of […]

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Q&A with The Glimmer of Hope Founder, Diana Napper

Q&A with The Glimmer of Hope Founder, Diana Napper

In 1994, Diana Napper founded The Glimmer of Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer,. She began this foundation to honor a promise she made to her friend Carol Jo Weiss Friedman before she lost her battle with breast cancer. Initially, Diana had designed a small piece of jewelry, a Swarovksi teardrop pin capped with a pearl to symbolize hope over […]

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Breast Cancer and Young Women–What You Need to Know

Breast Cancer and Young Women--What You Need to Know

In 2004, nearly a quarter million women were diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Of them, approximately 15 percent were women of reproductive age. While the majority of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer are older, the troubling part is that when younger women are diagnosed with the disease, it is usually found in a more advanced stage and the tumors are […]

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Losing Weight Pittsburgh-Style

Losing Weight Pittsburgh-Style

Health and fitness experts agree that the key to losing weight is eating fewer calories than you burn. They also say that in order to burn more calories, people need to get up, get out, and start moving. When people participate in an exercise they enjoy, they are more inclined to stick with that activity. Pittsburgh has some fitness opportunities that you may never have […]

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Home Health Care in Pittsburgh

Home Health Care in Pittsburgh

Sometimes you just need a little help.  The thought of leaving your home, the place where you are comfortable, the place that is filled with memories, is something that most seniors avoid.  With a little outside help, many seniors can choose to stay in their beloved home.  That help can come from a family member or friend, but when that is not an option, that […]

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Hospice Resources in Pittsburgh

Hospice Resources in Pittsburgh

No one likes to feel that life has spun out of control, and nothing can make you feel more out of control than if you or a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness.  Fortunately, hospice care can help you or a family member regain your equilibrium and not only face death on your terms, but also to live your remaining days to the […]

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Hospitals in Pittsburgh

Hospitals in Pittsburgh

Medical care is not something to be taken for granted.  Just as Pittsburgh’s reputation is turning from smoke and steel to one of a leader in robotics and high tech industries, so too is the City of Champions gaining a new eminence in the field of medicine. Today, Pittsburgh’s hospitals boast highly trained physicians, the latest medical procedures and treatment research, and the most up-to-date […]

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The Allegheny County Health Department: Working to Ensure the Public’s Health

The Allegheny County Health Department: Working to 						Ensure the Public's Health

History of the Allegheny County Health Department In 1885, 114 of the 8,000 residents in Plymouth, Pennsylvania, died of typhoid fever. As the commonwealth’s population grew and commerce expanded, it became apparent that the state needed some sort of governing body to safeguard its residents’ health. In response, Pennsylvania established a State Board of Health in 1886. Until the 1950s all public health matters were […]

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Colonoscopy: It May Be a Pain, But It’s Worth It

Colonoscopy: It May Be a Pain, 						But It's Worth It

Let’s face it, colonoscopies are a pain in the butt – well, not really.  The procedure itself takes place under sedation so you feel nothing during the examination.  What is inconvenient about a colonoscopy is the prep work.  The idea of drinking an unappealing liquid that induces diarrhea, something we spend the rest of our lives trying to avoid, all so that someone can thread […]

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