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Pennsylvania Joining National Survey on Climate Risk in the Insurance Industry

Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman announced that the Pennsylvania Insurance Department (PID) is joining with other states around the country in conducting the National Association...

Study Shows Remote Schooling Linked to a Dramatic Reduction in COVID-19...

Ohio counties where the majority of kindergarten through 12th grade school students participated in fully remote learning during the 2020 fall semester had slower...

Attorney General Announces $26 Billion Agreements with Opioid Distributors/Manufacturer

Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced a historic agreement with Cardinal, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen—the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors—and Johnson & Johnson, which manufactured...

PA Outlines Safety Tips for Children Not Yet Eligible to Receive...

Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead and Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson visited the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg to discuss...

Pennsylvania Proposes New Nursing Home Regulations

Wolf Administration officials shared proposed nursing home regulations focused on increasing the quality of care received by residents by increasing the minimum direct care...

Lancaster Doctor Charged with Unlawful Prescribing of Drugs

The Office of Attorney General has charged Dr. Robert Mathews with prescribing medications such as Xanax, Adderall, and Subutex outside his legal and ethical...

Electroconvulsive Therapy Linked to Longer Hospital Stays

Electroconvulsive therapy, which may be effective at lowering long-term risks of suicide and death among patients with certain mood disorders, may result in longer...

Penn State College of Medicine receives $2.2 million for Research Fellowship

The federal Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded Penn State College of Medicine $2.2 million over the next five years to establish a primary care...

More Health Equity Equals Healthier Communities

“Health equity” is an emerging term in the healthcare field that businesses are likely to hear more often in discussions around fostering a stronger...

Penn State Health Adding Physical Activity as a Vital Sign during...

When visiting a health care provider, most people expect to have their body temperature, pulse, weight and blood pressure measured. Some Penn State Health patients can...

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