Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For some desperate COVID patients, lung transplants are the best chance at survival

Pennsylvania Is Investigating Cases of Unusual Hepatitis in Children | May 9, 2022

UPMC Children's Hospital has reported a handful of possible cases to the CDC.

 

Omicron Was Far Worse for Allegheny County’s Black Residents | April 11, 2022

Black residents were more likely than white residents to get infected, be hospitalized and die.

Butler 18-Year-Old Gets Rare, Lifesaving Heart and Liver Transplant | April 4, 2022

There were just 50 combined heart-liver transplants performed in 2021.

BA.2 Subvariant Is Steadily Growing But May Not Pose a Serious Threat | March 27, 2022

In Western Pennsylvania, health experts don’t foresee another dramatic wave of infections.

A 'Tornado' in the Body; Battling Long COVID, Months After Infection | March 12, 2022

While the pandemic may finally be easing in Western Pennsylvania, COVID-19 is not over for patients with lingering symptoms.

What Post-Omicron Life Will Look Like: ‘A Path Towards Normalcy’ | March 2, 2022

As new coronavirus cases continue to decline, local health experts are hopeful about the direction of the pandemic in Western Pennsylvania.

Could a Jolt to the Brain Help People with Alzheimer's? | Feb. 26, 2022

A new clinical trial in Pittsburgh will test deep brain stimulation in Alzheimer's patients.

Testing What We Flush to Track COVID-19 in Western Pennsylvania | Feb. 13, 2022

A borough of 14,000 people is leading the region in wastewater testing for SARS-CoV-2.

Pittsburgh Native Bartley Griffith Is Behind Breakthrough Pig Heart Transplant | Jan. 17, 2022

The first-of-its-kind procedure, which used a heart from a genetically engineered pig, was carried out by a team led by Dr. Griffith at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

The Coronavirus Changes. Experts Say Your Mask Should, Too. | Jan. 11, 2022

How — and why — to upgrade your mask against the latest variant. 

COVID Pills Are Rolling Out — Slowly — at Local Pharmacies | Jan. 5, 2022

Paxlovid and molnupiravir are starting to arrive on pharmacy shelves, but supply is limited.

Pennsylvania's Capacity to Track Coronavirus Variants Is Lagging | Dec. 17, 2021

The Commonwealth is sequencing just 2.4% of all its Covid-19 cases, far less than most other states.