The changing face of deafness

Less than 1 percent of babies in the United States are born with some level of hearing loss. That may not seem like much. But it means that up to 12,000 American children enter the world each year struggling to hear — or completely deaf. More...

County hires firm to educate staffers about sexual harassment

Westmoreland County commissioners on Thursday hired a Greensburg law firm to conduct seminars to educate government staffers about sexual harassment issues. More...

Westmoreland County Transit OKs 10 percent fare hike for its shared-ride system

Westmoreland County Transit officials Thursday approved a 10 percent fare hike for its shared-ride paratransit system used by senior and handicapped riders. More...

Senate panel looks to fund Alzheimer's research and resources

WASHINGTON – Public health leaders and caregivers coalesced Tuesday behind an effort to focus attention and funding on Alzheimer’s disease. More...

A discovery about herpes and Alzheimer’s disease may open new avenues for treatment

Researchers may have found a tiny culprit — human herpes virus — in the progressive loss of memory, thinking ability and identity that comes with Alzheimer’s disease. And it could be a big deal. More...

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