A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics finds that play with parents and peers is a critical part of healthy development, fundamental for learning life skills, and important for reducing stress.
As we get older, we're more likely to develop arthritis in our knees and that pain can become a chronic problem. Now, a local doctor is testing some new therapies that may give you relief--and they're free.
Most people use a wire brush to clean their grill, before firing it up, but a Blair County man says , you may want to replace that tool. He's now missing part of his small intestine after emergency surgery to save his life.
UPMC Altoona unveiled its new Mother's Room on Wednesday, the first day of World Breastfeeding Week. It's an area on the first floor of the hospital where moms can breastfeed their babies in private, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
New medical marijuana growing and processing plants are in the works for two area counties. On Tuesday, the Wolf Administration issued grower/processor permits to 13 companies interested in opening plants in Pennsylvania. One of them successfully bid to open a facility in Cambria County and another received a permit to locate in Bedford County.
Targeted therapies have extended life for HER2 positive breast cancer patients for 20 years, but experts say when the disease reaches stage four it spreads to the brain in over 30 percent of patients. Those patients were barred from clinical trials for their cancer, until now.
Patients with colon tumors, or colorectal cancer, may sometimes face a difficult treatment depending upon the location and size of the lesion. Now, a newly FDA-approved flex robotic scope is helping colorectal surgeons see and remove tumors in a minimally invasive way.
One in four Americans, 65 and older will fall this year. Every eleven seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency room from a fall, and every 19 minutes an older adult dies from a fall. Now, a new tech solution summons help and can also coach seniors how to stay strong.