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December 2016 Archives

New mesothelioma treatment offers hope

A new treatment is being used on pleural mesothelioma at the University of California, Los Angeles: cryoblation. Cryoblation, also known as cryosurgery, uses extreme cold to treat tumors. The microsurgery technique has been around for a long time, but this is the first it has been used to treat mesothelioma.

What to do if you think you have an asbestos-related illness

Many people in the Pittsburgh area have been exposed to asbestos. Unfortunately, asbestos was once commonly used in local structures, putting many workers at risk for exposure. If you believe you were exposed, it is important to see the help you need both medically and legally.

Pennsylvania teenager streams fatal car accident live on Facebook

A tragic car versus tractor-trailer accident happened earlier this December and it was recorded live on Facebook by the occupants of a vehicle that was rammed from behind by a big rig. An 18-year-old girl was operating her vehicle with her 19-year-old friend inside. The friend can be heard asking, "Are you going live?" just before the fatal collision.

Family hit by tragedy after snowy car accident kills 1, injures 3

Three people suffered serious injuries and one girl lost her life in a tragic two-car crash in Western Pennsylvania. The accident happened on Dec. 9 during heavy snowfall, when snow covered most this area of the state.

What you should know about malignant mesothelioma

There are approximately 3,000 new cases of malignant mesothelioma in the United States every year. Most of these cases are caused by job-related asbestos exposure, and most involve the pleural type of mesothelioma that manifests in the lung's lining. However, cases sometimes appear in the abdominal lining and in the heart.

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