Health

5 ways to calm your anxious mind

We all have to deal with anxiety at some point or another in our lives. Here are techniques that have been proven to lower anxiety. ...

5 ways to avoid scary mosquito bites

Mosquitoes have always been an annoying part of summer, but suddenly they seem to loom larger and buzz louder with new danger from the Zika ...

6 ways to prevent hearing loss

Hearing loss is a natural part of the aging process. But noise-induced hearing loss is on the rise. According to the National Institute on Deafness ...

Egg donors may not know health risks of aiding infertile couples

Maggie Eastman considers it the worst decision she ever made. In 2003, beset by $30,000 in tuition debt and imbued with a burst of altruism, Eastman, ...

Updated colorectal screening guidelines include less invasive tests

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has updated its colorectal cancer screening guidelines, adding support for tests that are less invasive than the colonoscopy and ...

4 tips for strengthening your core

Whether you enjoy going to the gym five days a week or doing a few sit-ups occasionally, chances are you may not place enough emphasis ...

Doctors group calls gun violence a public health crisis

The American Medical Association on Tuesday said it will lobby Congress to repeal a ban on gun violence research by the Centers for Disease Control ...

Abuse prevalent among nursing home residents, study finds

A new study found resident-to-resident abuse to be highly prevalent in a group of New York nursing homes, highlighting an emerging area of focus among ...

When to give up on cancer treatment

Two months before Joe Clark died of colon cancer at age 31, a doctor gently told him it was time to stop treatment. He had ...

Transplant patient's family accuses UPMC of causing fungal lung infection

The family of a kidney transplant patient sickened with a fungal lung infection blamed UPMC on Friday for his infection, claiming through attorneys that workers ...

Study: Cancer isn't just bad luck

The authors of a new study linking a healthy lifestyle to reduced cancer risk hope their findings will correct perceptions that cancer is merely a ...

Study examines how optimism shapes medical decisions

Doctors know that friends and family members tend to be more optimistic about a sick patient's chances of survival than doctors, and a study published ...

It's easy to walk your way to better health

We've heard it before: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Such a cliche, right? But a single step will start you ...

Bikes coast into prominence for 15th Venture Outdoors Festival

Bicycling is rolling into a higher gear at the Venture Outdoors Festival at Point State Park. Amid the many activities at the 15th annual event May ...

Music therapy helps patients keep calm, connected

On her worst days, when she cannot stop crying or shake the agitation, it is music that calms the 79-year-old Alzheimer's patient. Nine years into her ...

Exercise equipment being installed in Allegheny County parks

Visitors to some Allegheny County Parks don't have to stay inside a gym to get a cardio or weight-training workout. The county Parks Department installed ...

Ask Mr. Dad: Sometimes dreams aren't sweet at all

D ear Mr. Dad: My 6-year-old daughter has nightmares at least a few times every week. We've talked to our pediatrician, but he says that ...

Thumb-sucking can be gotten under control

Question: Our 7-year-old son has sucked his thumb forever and more or less constantly. He has recently switched to sucking his index finger and putting ...

5 surprising tips to eliminate backache

About 85 percent of adults younger than 50 have experienced back pain at least once. The onset of chronic back pain most frequently occurs between ...

Studies: Beyond scales, fitness and body fat key for health

The bathroom scale may show a good number, but how much of that weight is fat, not muscle? New studies are adding to the evidence ...