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Yoga for health at The Kingsley Center

How healthy are Pittsburgh's underserved communities?

The building blocks of a healthy lifestyle, including access to fresh, nutritious foods and opportunities for exercise, aren't distributed equitably across Pittsburgh's neighborhoods. Several initiatives in the city are working to change that.

Edgar Thomson works in Braddock.

Are yinz breathing easy? The road to cleaner air in southwestern PA

Allegheny County is among the top 2 percent of regions in the U.S. with the most hazardous air pollutants. Though our steel days may be over, the atmosphere in Pittsburgh still needs improving.

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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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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