New research finds how often you weigh yourself may be key to weight loss. A University of Pittsburgh study shows people who weigh themselves daily are more likely to lose weight compared to those who don't weigh themselves at all or weigh themselves rarely.
A new kind of virtual reality is being described as revolutionary by experts. However, this time the technology isn't focused on video games, but the human heart. A doctor at Stanford has teamed up with the tech gurus in Silicon Valley to create a virtual heart. The aim is to not just tell but show patients' families what is happening inside the body.
The CDC is now reporting at least 80 confirmed cases of a polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis or AFM in 25 states, including Pennsylvania. There are more than 100 suspected cases. AFM starts as a cold, but goes on to cause sudden weakness and sometimes paralysis.
Three area hospitals are getting top marks for patient safety. UPMC Altoona, UPMC Bedford, and Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center all received "A"s from a national organization called the Leapfrog Group.
Bunions are a real pain, with millions of people dealing with the common foot problem. For years, surgery options always meant a long tough recovery. Now, an innovative micro-surgery may get patients back on their feet faster.
For patients with migraines, it's often a waiting game .. suffering through debilitating pain while the medication kicks in. Now, researchers in Massachusetts are testing a new patch that could help patients get relief faster.. with less side effects.