Luis Fabregas

With thyroid 'cancer' reclassified, patients can receive more appropriate treatment

In a highly unusual move, a panel of international pathologists has determined that a type of tumor in the thyroid is not cancer as they ...

As medicine exposes new frontiers, don't confuse ethical dilemmas with unethical conduct

Some say it's the equivalent of playing God. Others say it's part of the natural progression of science and genetic engineering. The United States government could ...

Fábregas: Criticism of UPMC's increase to $15 minimum wage premature

No sooner had UPMC announced a major wage hike for its employees than critics began to bemoan the move. First among them was Allegheny County ...

New medical society president values relationship between doctor, patient

After more than three decades practicing family medicine, nothing is more valuable to Dr. Lawrence John than the relationships he has forged with his patients. ...

Increasingly accepted displays of public anger can undermine health

Blame it on the presidential campaign, but everyone is suddenly angry. People claim to be angry about the candidates, the issues, the protests and pretty ...

Hollywood stars' fame and fortune don't hold keys to a happier, healthier life

As I watched the recent Oscars ceremony, and the parade of millionaire movie stars with fake smiles and clothes that most of us could never ...

Fábregas: Other hospitals should take note of St. Clair's online tool

Attention, hospital executives: The folks at St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon have something to show you. And it's something you might want to copy. One ...

Fábregas: Hope this persuades you to get off your ... um ... rear and get a colonoscopy

Even though he is a physician, Brian Elford ignored the symptoms. He'd been suffering from abdominal cramps for weeks but attributed them to his busy ...

Fábregas: Owning smartphones sure has a funny way of making us socially stupid

The Eat'n Park dining room bustled with breakfast-hungry customers when my daughter and I sat at a table near the buffet. I purposely left my ...

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 ...