Telemedicine – or telehealth – was widely considered to be medicine’s next frontier. That was before the coronavirus. Now, hospitals both large and small are embracing the idea not out of choice, but out of necessity.
Every blood donation saves three lives. The majority of those donations come in through community blood drives. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) epidemic nearly 3,000 blood drives – over 100 in Pennsylvania – have been canceled.
It’s quick. It’s easy. And, not only can it keep folks from getting sick, but can prevent – or at the very least mitigate – the spread of viruses like the Coronavirus and the various strains of flu. Handwashing is a win for everyone – except the microbes and germs that cause disease.
Connellsville Area High School graduate Joe Connell recalls a horrific story of a 10-year-old boy from Connellsville who suffered massive burns on his body including a right leg that was burned to the bone.
Highlands Hospital has a new financial leader after the hospitals’ CEO John Andrusky announced last month that Ryann Bradley had been appointed as Chief Financial Officer.
The number of children with nearsightedness across the United States has soared in recent decades and the medical community is trying to figure out the reasons behind the trend.
For the second time, Excela Health has been designated a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.
While it’s not been the coldest winter on record, dropping temperatures and falling snow shouldn’t prevent families from heading outdoors for some family fun. In fact, it’s good for your health!
A Mount Pleasant woman who has been responsible for several major fundraising initiatives in Fayette County was recently recognized by the American Cancer Society for making a difference in her community.
A board-certified physician with experience in sports medicine that includes caring for local high school and college athletic teams, the Pittsburgh Penguins, WWE athletes and Cirque du Soleil performers is joining Monongahela Valley Hospital and Mon-Vale Primary Care Practices, Inc.
For two years, California University of Pennsylvania has had a strong presence at Washington Hospital by partnering with the health system for the school’s radiologic technology program. However, few, other than students in the program, knew it.
As a volunteer fireman, Jason Friguglietti often answered the call to fight fires in his community. However, over the last seven years, Friguglietti has been in a much different kind of fight – a fight for his life.
For over five years, Natalie Catalano of Uniontown continued to question the medical community when they continued to say nothing was wrong with her daughter, Carmen Orrico.
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Excela Health continues to bring much-needed services throughout their health system with the most recent one being the move of the medical oncology and hematology practice of Dr. John Marcos into Excela Square at Frick.
Uniontown native Dr. Lawrence John was honored by Pittsburgh Magazine in both 2017 and 2018 as one of "Pittsburgh's Best Doctors" and now, just a few months ago, he was sworn in as the 170th president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.