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PA Expands Naloxone Standing Order to Help Combat Opioid Overdose Deaths

Pennsylvania announced the expansion of Acting Secretary of Health and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson’s naloxone standing order to combat the rise of...

Penn State College of Medicine to Participate in $31 Million Asthma...

Asthma, which causes inflammation of the lungs and difficulty breathing, affects more than 20 million people in the U.S., according to the Asthma and...

PA Secures Preliminary Agreement with Opioid Manufacturer Teva for $4.25 Billion

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that he’s reached an agreement in principle on key financial terms with opioid manufacturer Teva for alleged deceptive marketing...

Pennsylvanians Encouraged to Fight the Bite and Protect Themselves from Mosquitoes

Summertime is for swimming pools and lemonade, not for mosquito bites and diseases like West Nile Virus, so the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection...

Three Penn State Health Hospitals Recognized Among Best in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report has recognized three Penn State Health hospitals in its annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings. U.S. News ranks hospitals for...

Migraines Have No Cure, But Medicine and Coping Strategies Can Ease...

Twice a month for about 30 years, Maria Taschek’s painful migraine headaches would come on like an ocean wave, slowly gathering size and momentum. “I...

Predictive Model Uses Gut Microbes to Forecast Human Diseases, Health Outcomes

A new approach that uses artificial intelligence (AI) shows how to use microorganisms in the body and molecules in cells to predict human health...

Pennsylvania Marks National Launch of 988 Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline

Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead, Department of Health Acting Secretary Dr. Denise Johnson, and Representative Mike Schlossberg joined together to...

Older Adults Urged to Take Precautions to Beat the Summer Heat

As the summer continues to usher in hot temperatures with high humidity, the departments of Aging and Health are urging all Pennsylvanians but especially...

Study Shows Seizures may Increase Dementia Risk for Young Stroke Survivors

Young stroke patients who have a seizure following their diagnosis are two and a half times more likely to develop dementia than patients who...

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