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Penn State Health New Hampden Medical Center Set to Open October...

Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center celebrated its upcoming opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The opening is set for Friday, Oct. 1, and it...

Penn State Suspends 117 Students for Not Complying with COVID-19 Testing...

Penn State Students at University Park who are subject to required weekly COVID-19 testing and who have missed at least three weeks of testing...

Pennsylvania Ready to Provide COVID-19 Booster Shots Upon CDC Authorization

Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam signed an order to ensure that vaccine providers are prepared to start COVID-19 booster shots as soon as...

“Shawn’s Law” Goes to Governor, Tougher Penalties for Those who Aid...

Jackie Bieber of York County is celebrating a victory.  She fought hard for "Shawn's Law" to spare other families the same heartache.  Named after...

Governor Visits Upcoming Vaccine Clinic, Encourages all Pennsylvanians to Get Vaccine

Governor Tom Wolf visited Rivas Deli Grocery II in York, an upcoming COVID-19 vaccine site, to encourage eligible Pennsylvanians who are not yet vaccinated...

Statewide ‘Walk with a Doc’ Campaign Promotes Health and Nature

As part of a movement to promote health, nature, and local parks and trails, the departments of Health and Conservation and Natural Resources hosted...

Governor Discusses Legislation to Support Efforts to Fight Opioid Epidemic 

Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the...

Health Care Association Boss calls Proposed Nursing Home Staffing Regulation “Unfounded”...

During a joint Senate hearing before the Aging & Youth and Health & Human Services Committees, PHCA President and CEO Zach Shamberg raised grave concerns...

Rite Aid to Offer Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Card

Rite Aid has announced plans to offer a digital vaccine card to give customers the ability to easily share proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Via...

Study Shows Mental Health, Economic Factors Influence Bariatric Surgery

According to the World Health Organization, four million people die from obesity-related causes annually. Studies have shown that bariatric surgery is an effective, lifesaving...

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