More than a century ago, scientists figured out how to deploy sound waves to locate the position and distance of enemy submarines. This discovery would also lay the groundwork for using high-​frequency sound waves to peer inside the human body and usher in the age of ultrasound.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2019
  • Sub Heading Sound waves are being harnessed in new and unexpected ways to find and treat disease.
Dan Ward is 27 and lives in Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood. He is mostly vegan, rides his bike to work and walks in the park as often as he can. He also vaped for several years, using an electronic cigarette to satisfy a need to “have one vice to balance my otherwise healthy lifestyle.”

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading Tobacco use is down. Will the popularity of vaping change that?
When Dave Lozier campaigned to be the district attorney of Beaver County, one topic dominated conversation at every meet-​and-​greet and campaign stop.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading
    Fast monitoring of opiate deaths aims to spread
    vital information to police and users
It started with a cough and the need to clear her throat whenever she ate. Eventually, swallowing became more difficult — and even dangerous — for Patricia Grimm, 63, of the North Side. “I’d be at Red Lobster eating a salad or in the car eating a hamburger and I’d start choking,” she says. ”When you can’t…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading Eating and drinking doesn’t come easily for millions, but a wide range of therapies can help
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