Search for less-invasive avenue for brain surgery leads to eyelid, UPMC surgical team

WASHINGTON — Doctor after doctor said removing the tumor causing Pamela Shavaun Scott’s unrelenting headaches would require cutting open the top of her skull and pushing aside her brain. Then one offered a startling shortcut — operating through her eyelid. The idea: Make a small incision right in the crease and sneak past the eyeball […]

Cancer rates plunge 22% over 20 years

Declines in tobacco use, screenings, advances in cancer prevention and treatment have combined to make good news: Cancer rates have dropped 22 percent in two decades, the American Cancer Society said. Death rates from four major types of cancer — lung, breast, prostate and colon —drove the decrease, the society reported. “It’s wonderful news,â€� said […]

Pittsburgh Street in Cheswick to remain closed Monday

A portion of Pittsburgh Street that’s closed in Cheswick and Springdale will not reopen Monday, as originally planned. The road has been closed between Duquesne Court and Washington Street since Friday morning as a result of a truck striking an overhead bridge at the NRG Energy power plant, just inside Springdale. An engineering firm determined […]

Brady’s TD pass gives Patriots 7-0 lead over Seahawks

Chris Matthews’ first career catch set up Marshawn Lynch’s 3-yard touchdown run to give the Seattle Seahawks a 7-7 tie against the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Sunday. After Tom Brady threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell, the Seahawks responded with their best drive of the game. Matthews — who […]

DWTS Runner-Up Amy Purdy Dances, Drives in Toyota’s Super Bowl Commercial

How great is Amy Purdy? Dancing With the Stars fans already know, having watched her make it to second place with pro Derek Hough last spring in DWTS Season 18. Fellow snowboarders knew even before that point since, right before competing on DWTS, Amy took bronze at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi. Amazing Race fans also […]

Idina Menzel, John Legend shine ahead of Super Bowl

Singer John Legend performs America the Beautiful before the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Article source: http://www.wpxi.com/ap/ap/entertainment/idina-menzel-john-legend-shine-ahead-of-super-bowl/pCX3x4/

Running story: Super Bowl ads from start to finish

The Super Bowl ad games have so far delivered a nod to the Brady Bunch, voiceovers from Muhammad Ali and John F. Kennedy and Mindy Kaling trying to steal a kiss from fellow actor Matt Damon. Skittles, a first-timer to the big game, got some extra publicity early on when Marshawn Lynch popped some of […]

Focus Remains On Roads As More Rain, Snow Expected

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The stop in Sunday’s snowfall meant that road crews could get to work on side streets before another round is expected to hit overnight. Sunday evening, the snow turned to rain, making work a little easier for public works. Crews had been focusing on main roads, but they say the let up […]

Dog Undergoes Surgery After Eating Calf-High Boots

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Doctors say a dog is recovering after surgery to remove a pair of calf-high leather boots the animal had eaten. The Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Philadelphia says the 4-year-old mixed breed male named Vince ate the women’s boots Friday afternoon. Officials said the volume consumed was so large that the […]