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‘I’m Not Willing To Go Through This Again:’ Woman Diagnosed With Tinnitus After COVID Vaccine

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A North Hills woman, who said she was diagnosed with tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, after getting her COVID-19 vaccine is offering tips to others who may be experiencing the same thing. Sally Sinagra said she got the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in March and two days later noticed her ear started feeling plugged. “It wasn’t going away. The noise started and got worse and worse and worse,” Sinagra said. She said she went to see an ear, nose, and throat doctor who told her she had tinnitus. “They did some hearing tests...
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Diabetic emergency caused state rep's Oct. 6 crash

State Rep. Matthew Dowling said a diabetic emergency caused the Oct. 6 crash in Lancaster County that has left him hospitalized. “Like many in our nation, I am afflicted with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). After being diagnosed in my early 20s, I have either been on extensive medication or been insulin-dependent for over 10 years to manage my blood sugar,” said Dowling, R-Uniontown.
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Monday Is Deadline Day For Pitt Students, Faculty, And Staff To Be Vaccinated

By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Tomorrow is a deadline day for Pitt students, faculty, and staff on all campuses. It is the day they all must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or provide an approved exemption. In the fall, the university advised everyone to get vaccinated and comply with the guidance. As of the last report from the university, at least 93 percent of students, staff, and faculty have submitted their status.
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A third of US kids lack good and consistent health insurance

In a concerning trend for the health of U.S. children, the rate of underinsured youngsters rose from 30.6% to 34%—an additional 2.4 million kids—from 2016 to 2019, according to an analysis led by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers. In the study, published today in Pediatrics, the researchers found...

Recall Issued For Hundreds Of Thousands Of Pounds Of Meat Over Listeria Concerns

By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Alexander & Hornung is recalling more than 240,000 pounds of ham and pepperoni products because of possible listeria contamination. The affected meats were sold nationwide under a variety of brand names, including Wellshire and Butcher Boy. The items are all fully cooked and have the establishment code M10125 stamped inside the USDA’s inspection mark. The meat should be thrown out or returned to the store. For a full list of affected products, click here.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Her best friend inspires her because 'I run to stop MS'

When lacing up my running shoes in the cold predawn hours, I need a little motivation. That’s when I think of my friend Kelly. Kelly Foley Irving has been my friend for more than three decades, from the day we met in 1987 at St. Bonaventure Parish School kindergarten in Shaler. Like me, Kelly was a quiet, studious kid, and we just clicked. She was kind, generous and down-to-earth. Years of sleepovers and family camping trips forged a lifelong bond. Over the years, we traded in hikes at Girl Scout camp for runs around North Park Lake.

UPMC making moves to build next major hospital project in Oakland

PITTSBURGH — UPMC has bought another parcel of land and is going through the meeting process to build a new 17-story bed tower and “lifestyle village” at its UPMC Presbyterian facility in the heart of Oakland. It’s a 900,000-square-foot project that’s likely to be among the biggest construction projects in...

Pittsburgh Man Says He’s Experiencing Ringing In Ears After Getting COVID-19 Booster Shot

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A local man said his COVID-19 booster shot has caused tinnitus — or ringing of the ears. On the Monday before Thanksgiving, Brent Kimmel got his Pfizer booster shot and noticed a ringing in his ears a few hours later. “It went away after like an hour. I went to bed. I kind of woke up around 1. My ear started ringing really bad, and it hasn’t stopped since then,” Kimmel said. He went to his doctor and then an ear, nose, and throat specialist. The doctor gave him steroids, but the ringing is there. “The one night it rang...
New Castle News

Mohawk grad Rader now leading UPMC hospitals

There are 40 UPMC hospitals in western Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York and two are now led by women from Lawrence County. Dr. Sandra Carna-Rader, originally from Hillsville, was named president of the Presbyterian Shadyside Hospital campus in Pittsburgh last month. She will assume her new duties Jan. 1, and currently serves as the hospital’s chief operating officer. The 1979 Mohawk High School graduate joins New Castle’s Dr. Elizabeth Piccione as county natives leading hospitals after Piccione was named interim president at UPMC Jameson and Horizon hospitals earlier this fall.

COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports Over 1,300 New Cases

By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 1,301 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death. Of the new cases, 634 are confirmed cases and 667 are probable. The Health Department says that the probable cases reflect rapid test results, likely having been administered surrounding the holiday gatherings and recent travel. There have been 9,351 total hospitalizations and 152,840 total coronavirus cases in Allegheny County since the pandemic started. The county-wide death toll stands at 2,464. More information on the Coronavirus pandemic: CDC Coronavirus Information CDC Global Map of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pennsylvania Department of Health Information Allegheny County Health Department Information