St. Oscar Romero Parish in Canonsburg is offering an outlet for those living with mental health challenges or who know someone who is.
New guidelines released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (PSTF) suggest women should be screened for breast cancer every other year starting at age 40. That’s a change from its previous recommendation that women start screening at age 50 and is more in line with advice from the Ame…
More than 65 million people in the United States were enrolled in Medicare as of February 2023, with more people becoming eligible and enrolling each year. Anyone on Medicare is at risk of Medicare-related fraud, and the Medicare program continues to warn people to watch out for scammers who…
You might be reading this article while enjoying a nice, hot cup of your favorite morning brew. The aromas and flavors of coffee are rich and delicious, and some folks just can’t get going without it or the boost its caffeine provides.
Legalization of marijuana, for both medical and recreational use, is on the rise across the United States.
- Giants host the Pirates in first of 3-game series
- Former Steelers, Jets running back Le'Veon Bell says he smoked marijuana before games
- Fayette district providing counseling for children after loss of beloved teacher
- Tri-City catches break, wins series with Wild Things
- Suárez's 3-run homer lifts Mariners over Pirates 6-3 in 10 innings
- George Maharis, star of TV's 'Route 66' in the 1960s, dies at 94
- Coca-Cola 600 postponed until Monday due to wet weather
When McKees Rocks native and Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the football field in the middle of a game with Cincinnati in January, athletic training staff and medical professionals acted quickly to save his life using CPR. Since that dramatic moment, athletic trainers have be…
Darlene McDonald still becomes emotional talking about her husband, William’s, battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Health experts have long maintained that getting enough sleep is a key to staying healthy. Now, new analysis of previous research shows just how much not getting proper sleep can hurt you.
A recent two-day fundraiser was more than a charity event for YogaSix South Hills studio owners Jarrid and Krissy Danburg.
More than three million Americans have epilepsy, a brain disorder that causes recurring, unprovoked seizures. Many patients have experienced successful treatment with medication, but up to a third of epileptics are resistant to seizure medications. Now, medication-resistant seizures that mig…
At any given time, more than 100,000 people in the United States are sitting on a waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant.
The approval of new drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease is welcome news to Sherry Yancosek of Washington.
A new treatment aimed at curbing the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this year. Lecanemab is now the second-ever treatment for the disease to receive approval. The drug will be sold under the brand name Leqembi…
For many veterans, their greatest battle isn’t against enemy forces. It’s a challenge that lies within their own bodies.
How long has it been since you checked your smartphone for calls, texts or emails?
Young adults with depression or overall poor mental health report more heart attacks, strokes and risk factors for cardiovascular disease than their peers without mental health issues, new research shows.
Have you or a family member ever felt a bit more achy or stiff on cold or wet days? Maybe you’ve heard someone with joint pain remark that they can tell a storm is coming because their knees hurt more. Is there any truth to this old adage of aches and pains foretelling the weather?
January is Thyroid Awareness Month. For one South Hills resident, it has been a reminder of her journey to health while living with thyroid disease. In fact, she has lived with two types of it.
Cooler and cold weather can increase the risk of dehydration, a condition linked to numerous health illnesses. And staying adequately hydrated during these months is not easy, as people tend to feel less thirsty and forget to rehydrate.
Researchers are once again trying to tackle a disease that sickens thousands of Pennsylvanians every year, and some volunteers in the Uniontown area are helping to test a new vaccine.
As the proportion of older adults in the U.S. continues to increase, appropriate care for older people becomes increasingly important. In fact, caregivers and loved ones should be aware of age-appropriate care for heart attack or chest pain.
The lingering effects of long COVID can be debilitating: lack of energy, frequent headaches, brain fog and joint pain are among the growing list of symptoms. Now, a study shows the long-lasting respiratory impact can rob some patients of nearly a decade of aerobic fitness. The study was publ…
Most of us have become inseparable from our smartphones, and a growing segment of the population wears smartwatches that connect with their phones. They’re not only a neat way to send and receive calls and messages, since smartwatches and smartphones are increasingly equipped with health mon…
There was a time when if a woman needed a hysterectomy she could expect a hospital stay followed by an at-home recovery period of four to six weeks.
Another cough and cold season calls for healthy preparation, and while there may not be a foolproof plan for escaping pesky germs, taking preventive steps and practicing self-care can help protect your health.
Once you reach middle age, your doctor will no doubt tell you to get a colonoscopy. While the procedure itself is quick and done under sedation, the dreaded “prep” of cleansing the colon scares off many people from ever having the test. With colorectal cancer ranking as the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, doctors warn having this test after age 45 is a must.
Flu season is here, and there are plenty of reasons why you should get a flu shot if you haven’t already, doctors say.
Daniella Neve knew her dad needed a kidney and wanted to help him get one.
While most parents are good at keeping track of vaccines their kids need to stay healthy, many adults don’t realize there are immunizations important for keeping themselves heart-healthy, as well.
You know the feeling: You’re on the couch watching television and it’s getting late. You find yourself starting to crave a snack for no real reason. What if rather than reaching for a cookie or some chips, you did some “exercise snacking” instead?