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  • Injured Construction Worker Awarded Over 43 Million

    March 22, 2017

    Injured Construction Worker Awarded Over $4.3 Million A jury recently awarded over $4.3 million in damages to a construction worker injured on the job.  He was placing a sewer line in a trench lined with metal plates.  While he was working, the trench collapsed and he was pinned under a heavy metal plate.  He sustained […]

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  • Test To Identify High Risk Bowel Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    Test to Identify High Risk Bowel Cancer Scientists have developed a new test which can identify aggressive types of bowel cancer.  According to the scientists, chemotherapy has only been used for treatment of aggressive types of bowel cancer.  The problem was that it was difficult to identify whether the person had an aggressive type of […]

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  • Biomedical Firm Sues Pitt And Former Researcher Over Prostate Cancer Research

    March 22, 2017

    Biomedical Firm Sues Pitt and Former Researcher Over Prostate Cancer Research According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the University of Pittsburgh along with Dr. Robert Getzenberg, a former researcher at the University and currently director of urology research at Johns-Hopkins University, have been named in a lawsuit filed in federal court.  Onconome, Inc., the plaintiff, […]

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  • Vitamins Dont Prevent Heart Attacks Or Breast Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    Vitamins Don’t Prevent Heart Attacks or Breast Cancer According to two large studies published today, vitamins E and C did not reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes or breast cancer.Almost half of all adults in the U.S. take vitamins daily.  According to these studies, we should reconsider our reasons for doing so. For information […]

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  • Case Report On Complications In Small Intestine Following Gall Bladder Surgery

    March 22, 2017

    Case Report on Complications in Small Intestine Following Gall Bladder Surgery In this published case report, a patient had gall bladder surgery followed by an endoscopy sixteen days later.  The most common complication following gall bladder surgery is injury to the bile duct.  However, this may be the first reported case of a duodenal perforation […]

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  • New Marker Identified For Breast Cancer Metastasis

    March 22, 2017

    New Marker Identified for Breast Cancer Metastasis As reported in the March 24 online edition of the journal Clinical Cancer Research, researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center have identified a new marker for breast cancer metastasis called TMEM, for Tumor Microenvironment of Metastasis.  According to the new research, density of TMEM is associated with […]

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  • Anticholesterol Drugs Prevent Heart Attacks In Seemingly Healthy

    March 22, 2017

    Anti-Cholesterol Drugs Prevent Heart Attacks in Seemingly Healthy In results from an eagerly anticipated study that could dramatically change the treatment of cardiovascular disease, researchers have found that statin drugs — now given to millions of people with high cholesterol — can halve the risk of heart attacks and stroke in seemingly healthy patients as […]

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  • Help Caring For Children With Cerebral Palsy

    March 22, 2017

    Help Caring for Children with Cerebral Palsy In Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania there is a great resource for parents of children who have cerebral palsy, United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburgh. UPC of Pittsburgh has been in existence since 1951 UCP of Pittsburgh’s 800 staff members help hundreds of people with disabilities every day.  United Cerebral […]

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  • New Study Shows Statins Lower Risk Of Blood Clots

    March 22, 2017

    New Study Shows Statins Lower Risk of Blood Clots In a large trial of the cholesterol lowering drug rosuvastatin, sold in the United States as “Crestor”, the drug was shown to reduce the risk of deep venous thrombosis (blood clots) in healthy persons by 43%.  Keep in mind, however, that this trial was funded by […]

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  • Cerebral Palsy Malpractice Lawyer Resources For Parents

    March 22, 2017

    Cerebral Palsy Malpractice Lawyer Resources for Parents Did you know that blowing bubbles is a simple and effective way to help your child with Cerebral Palsy develop the muscles needed for speaking?  It is.  We use the same muscles to blow bubbles that we use to form many of the sounds used in speech.  Here […]

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