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  • Dye Developed In Pittsburgh Could Predict Alzheimers 10 Years Before It Strikes

    March 22, 2017

    Dye developed in Pittsburgh could predict Alzheimer’s 10 years before it strikes An article published on August 11, 2008 in the Archives of Neurology suggests that a compound called “Pittsburgh Compound B” consistently attaches itself to proteins in the brain, and is 90% effective in predicting the later development of beta amyloid plaques, a leading […]

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  • Car Crash In Westmoreland County Kills One

    March 22, 2017

    Car Crash in Westmoreland County Kills One There was a car crash in Westmoreland County on January 18, 2010 on Kecksburg Road in Mount Pleasant.  One person was killed and three others, including two young boys, were injured. State police at Greensburg said Carla Jean Corley of Mount Pleasant lost control of her 1994 Jeep […]

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  • New Findings On Thrombolytic Treatments

    March 22, 2017

    New Findings on Thrombolytic Treatments Victims of stroke have better chances of survival according to the newest scientific findings on thrombolytic treatment, which were presented at the most recent meeting of the European Neurological Society.  Stroke has become a major challenge for health policy and for medicine in general.  It is now the second most […]

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  • Effect Of Childhood Cancer Survivors Suffer Ongoing Ptsd Symptoms

    March 22, 2017

    Effect of childhood cancer – survivors suffer ongoing PTSD symptoms Childhood cancer survivors are four times more likely to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as young adults.  Young adults who have survived cancer often suffer from PTSD symptoms as a result of their disease and treatment.  These symptoms include phobias, startling easily, feelings of edginess […]

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  • Upmc Study On Ginkgo

    March 22, 2017

    UPMC Study on Ginkgo According to a study at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the medicinal herb Ginkgo biloba does not reduce the risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease development.  The School of Medicine is the partner of UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center).    There were early indications that Ginkgo has antioxidant and […]

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  • Berger Lagnese & Paul, LLC Named Best Lawyers In America

    March 22, 2017

    Berger & Lagnese, LLC Named A Best Lawyers in America Law Firm  The lawyers of Berger & Lagnese, LLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. The Best Lawyers in America is a national award.  Berger & Lagnese, LLC is recognized as a Tier 1 law firm […]

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  • The Learning Curve For Gallbladder Surgery

    March 22, 2017

    Long Learning Curve for Gallbladder Surgery According to an article published in the Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, there is a learning curve for doctors who perform laparoscopic gallbladder surgery.  The authors evaluated 416 surgeries that were performed by eight surgeons in a community teaching hospital.  Conversion rate, operative time and complications were evaluated to define […]

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  • Acute Headache May Be A Medical Emergency

    March 22, 2017

    Acute headache may be a medical emergency  Acute headache can be a medical emergency because it may be a sign of subarachnoid hemorrhage (brain bleeding) which can result in devastating injury or death.  When a patient has an acute headache, tests are needed to determine whether it is being caused by bleeding in the brain.  […]

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  • Woman Killed Driving Wrong Way On Turnpike

    March 22, 2017

    Woman Killed Driving Wrong Way on Turnpike A Monroeville mother who was killed after driving the wrong way on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in July had no alcohol or illegal drugs in her body.  Andrea Baker’s system contained only a sleep medication she apparently had taken the night before. Andrea Baker’s SUV hit an oncoming tractor-trailer […]

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  • Four Recent Fatalities Of Construction Workers Due To Falling Incidents

    March 22, 2017

    Four Recent Deaths of Construction Workers from Falls Within the last week, four separate construction-related falls have resulted in deaths.  The most recent accident occurred last Tuesday when a masonry worker fell thirteen stories from the roof of the Pennsylvanian apartment building in Downtown Pittsburgh. The previous three incidents occurred in North Strabane, New Kensington […]

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