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Farmer's Table at Manchester Farms

With space to grow, local food flourishes in Western PA

The area around Pittsburgh has everything it needs to foster a thriving locavore movement -- ample affordable farmland, creative community leaders and passionate chefs. Together, they're cooking up something powerful.

Lehr consults with a pregnant patient.

Making 'Burghers: How Pittsburgh innovates for pregnant women and babies

There are many reasons why it's great to have a family in Pittsburgh, not least of which are the many novel resources available to pregnant women and young children. From pharmacological research to the first milk bank in Pennsylvania, giving birth in the 'Burgh has never been better.

Cooking club student Sam works with chefs from Spoon. Photo by Alaina Webber

Food Revolution Pittsburgh Cooking Club fundraises to close gap between quality food and city youth

The group is also looking to put on the largest Food Revolution Day in the world at Barack Obama Academy. 

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A little beauty product company with a Hollywood success story

When Ben Stiller and his wife, model Christine Taylor, got behind this little known organic beauty company in Beaver Falls, it was a major coup for Sensible Organics. Great things keep happening for this maker of "certified organic" products.

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Q&A with Dr. Vonda Wright, the Mobility Doctor

She's a rock star, appearing on Dr. Oz and The Doctors, and writing books and blogs on why it's so vital to stay in good health. UPMC's Dr. Vonda Wright, who wants to change the paradigm on aging, thinks there's nothing better than aging well. You can be an athelete into your 50s and beyond, she says. Her question: how far do you want to go?
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Health Founders

Ivo Stivoric of BodyMedia

Ivo Stivoric of BodyMedia

His company that created wearable body monitoring was recently acquired by San Francisco-based Jawbone and is poised for even more growth in the future.

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