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  • Serious Burns Suffered By Us Steel Clairton Coke Workers Today

    March 22, 2017

    Serious burns suffered by U.S. Steel Clairton coke workers today Of the 15 workers injured in the blast, 14 suffered burns to their faces and bodies, and 1 suffered chest pains, according to an Allegheny County spokesman Kevin Evanto.  A UPMC spokesperson confirmed that six injured workers were sent to Mercy Hospital, four to Presbyterian […]

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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer Lung Cancer Kills Up To 24000 American Nonsmokers Per Year

    March 22, 2017

    Medical Malpractice Lawyer — Lung Cancer Kills up to 24,000 American Non-Smokers per Year It is a little known fact that non-smokers get lung cancer too.  In fact, 10-15% of lung cancer occurs in people who never smoked.  In the United States, 16,000 to 24,000 non-smokers die each year from lung cancer.  A new study […]

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  • Lymph Node Surgery Dependent On Experienced Surgeon And Hospital

    March 22, 2017

    Should you have extensive axillary lymph node dissection if you have Stage I breast cancer (DCIS)? Or should you only have sentinel lymph node surgery? A new study published in JAMA Oncology looked at whether experienced surgeons are more likely to do less extensive lymph node evaluation than less experienced surgeons, in patients with ductal […]

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  • Joint Commission Issues Alert On Blood Thinners And Heparin

    March 22, 2017

    Joint Commission Issues Alert on Blood Thinners and Heparin In the wake of several high-profile medication errors, some of them fatal, involving widely used blood thinners, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals has released an alert recommending strategies to reduce these errors. The new alert focuses specifically on low-molecular weight heparin, warfarin, and low-molecular […]

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  • Study Emphasizes Colonoscopies Important

    March 22, 2017

    Study emphasizes colonoscopies important Colonoscopies can reduce colon cancer risk not only on the left side of the colon, but also on the right side, reveals a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. These latest findings contradict some prior studies which suggested there were right-side “blind spots” regarding colonoscopies.  The new study […]

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  • Motorcycle Crash On Route 136 Kills Man

    March 22, 2017

    Motorcycle Crash on Route 136 Kills Man Charles S. Stepanek was killed December 9, 2008 while driving his motorcycle.  His motorcycle was struck by a van in Somerset, Washington County.   This crash happened on Route 136 and Church Road.  The state police are investigating the crash.

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  • Low Dose Ct Scans Find Lung Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    Low Dose CT Scans Find Lung Cancer A new study, called The Pittsburgh Lung Screening Study (PLuSS), the researchers evaluated low-dose CT scans of the chest of smokers.  All people in the study received low radiation dose CT scans of the chest. They received CT scans again one year later. A noncalcified lung nodule was […]

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  • Breast Cancer Featured In New York Times

    March 22, 2017

    Breast Cancer Featured in New York Times  October 21, 2008, the New York Times features an article with information on several aspects of breast cancer. If you suspect that your breast cancer was not timely and properly diagnosed or treated, please call us at 412-471-4300, or email us. At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, our lawyers specialize […]

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  • Headphones Can Interfere With Some Heart Devices

    March 22, 2017

    Headphones Can Interfere with Some Heart Devices Have a pacemaker or an implanted defibrillator? Don’t keep your iPod earbuds in your shirt pocket or draped around your neck — even when they’re disconnected. A study finds that some headphones can interfere with heart devices if held very close to them. They might even prevent a […]

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  • Colonoscopy With Nbi Doesnt Improve Miss Rate Of Colon Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    Colonoscopy with NBI Doesn’t Improve Miss Rate of Colon Cancer Colonoscopy performed with narrow-band imaging (NBI) does not improve the miss rate of colorectal cancers compared with conventional white light examination, according to a report in the October issue of Gut.   NBI uses a light source centered at blue and green that penetrates primarily […]

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