Luis Fabregas

Fábregas: Zika virus is no Ebola; global panic an overreaction to hype

Remember two years ago when the entire nation went batty over Ebola? People panicked over a disease thousands of miles away, our nerves frayed ...

Fábregas: As top dog, UPMC's need to mark its territory on AHN's turf is debatable

To absolutely no one's surprise, UPMC wants to build a hospital in the South Hills. If this shocked you, then you haven't followed UPMC's strategy ...

Fábregas: Future surgeon's ambition refreshing in changing world of medicine

As a second-year medical student, Chris Murawski spends his days learning about basic science: the inner workings of the human body and the symptoms people ...

Fábregas: Biden's effort may be one small step for curing cancer, but it's worth a 'moon shot'

He's not running for president, so Vice President Joe Biden will spend the rest of his term carrying out a "moon shot" to cure cancer. ...

Fábregas: Is there a doctor in the house? Nope, just a politically correct 'provider'

When most of us get sick, we say something like, "I'm not feeling well. I'm going to call the doctor." Never do we say, "I'm ...

Fábregas: 21st birthday an affirmation of faith for 'miracle' cancer survivor

Hannah Kunkel's right hand began to tingle Monday as she shopped at Target in Ohio Township. She was having a mild seizure, something she has ...

Fábregas: Concussion research, love of football present conflict of interest

Let's admit right from the get-go that we worship football and nothing will stand in the way of our love affair with the Steelers. We ...

Fábregas: President Carter's cancer-free declaration, above all, offers hope

Former President Jimmy Carter's extraordinary announcement that he is cancer-free surprised me in the most pleasant way. The key word is "surprised" because, even though ...

Fábregas: Let's hope UPMC-Highmark breakup works out for us children

First, the good news: The ugly UPMC-Highmark divorce is finally over. The not-so-good news: Is it? Let's face it, can any breakup ever be followed ...

Fábregas: To pay or not to pay: Hospital's bill for procedure or insurer's rate?

Every five years, George Pallis gets a battery for the defibrillator that helps his heart beat. Time to change the batteries, his doctor told him ...

Fábregas: Kitchen a cornucopia of germs at Thanksgiving

Every time I cut raw chicken in the kitchen, my wife gets a little bit freaked out. She instructs me to remove anything and ...