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Pennsylvania Expands Home Visiting Support to First-Time Mothers and Children with...

Under the guidance of the Department of Human Services (DHS), it is expanding home visiting supports to first-time mothers and mothers of children with...

Health Department Encourages Pennsylvanians to Get Flu Vaccine as Flu Season...

The Department of Health is reminding residents that it is time to get their flu vaccine, as flu season officially starts this month and...

Senator Maria Collett Introduces Menstrual Equity Legislation

Senator Maria Collett introduced legislation to establish the “Pennsylvania Menstrual Equity Act,” to ensure that Menstrual Products (“MPs”) are available in public bathroom facilities. For...

Support of Moratorium on Scheduled Closing of Polk and White Haven...

Senator John Yudichak (D-14), Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21), and Senator Michele Brooks (R-50) will introduce legislation that would institute a...

First Vaping Related Death Confirmed in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed one death and multiple cases attributed to lung injuries associated with vaping in Pennsylvania and recommends that...

Department of Health: While Outdoors During Fall Months, Protect Yourself from...

As people continue to spend time outdoors during the fall months, the Department of Health is reminding residents of the dangers of tick and...

Capital BlueCross Adds New Benefits to Medicare Advantage Plans for 2020,...

Capital BlueCross is adding new benefits and cost savings to its BlueJourney HMO and BlueJourney PPO Medicare Advantage plans. New benefits will be available for policies with...

Health Department Emphasizes Importance of Mammograms, Early Breast Cancer Detection

Department of Health officials joined members of the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition at the Capitol fountain to increase awareness of breast cancer and emphasize...

Health Department: Mortality Rates for Sepsis Have Decreased in PA, More...

Department of Health officials applauded the work being done in the state to combat sepsis and emphasized the need for evidence-based protocols in all...

Health Department: Newborn Screenings Essential to Ensure Healthy Children in PA

The Department of Health emphasized the importance of the newborn screening program designed to screen babies at birth or shortly after for serious medical...

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