Cigarette smoking is one the most preventable factors that lead to chronic disease and death in the United States. While the national smoking rate has steadily declined over the past decade to 18.1%, those in Western Pennsylvania are slow to stub their cigarettes.
With Winter freezing us to the bone last week and the Steelers out of the playoffs, Pittsburgh dropped to second to last in our Positivity Index. Every city dropped in positivity, but none as much as Pittsburgh.
With Pitt blowing a 21-point lead with 6:14 left in the fourth quarter in the Armed Services Bowl and the Steelers losing in a flat playoff performance to Baltimore, perhaps it should be no surprise that Pittsburgh was the only one of the 15 benchmark regions to "lose positivity" in our Positivity Index.
The State of Aging in Allegheny County
Older adults are growing in number and influence across the region and the nation. See the new report this new report to learn about the demographic phenomenon that has profound implications for everyone in southwestern Pennsylvania.
How is Pittsburgh trending on Twitter? Try our new PittsburghTODAY Positivity Index to find out. Each week it analyzes Twitter conversations about our 15 benchmark regions and ranks them by how positive those tweets are.
What is the jobless rate in your congressional district? Median household income? Housing market health? Are there more people of Italian ancestry than Irish? Find out by viewing our revealing graphic profiles of the Pittsburgh MSA's five congressional districts.
Despite marked improvement in air quality, the Pittsburgh region still ranks among the most polluted in the nation. This PittsburghTODAY special report looks at whether we've grown tolerant of substandard air and asks the question: Is better good enough?
This week, Pittsburgh is hosting the nation's top experts in biking and pedestrian issues. How does Pittsburgh stack up as a place to bike and walk? And what is Pittsburgh's new Mayor planning to do about it?