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Capital Blue Cross Announces Tool That Helps Reverse Diabetes

Capital Blue Cross has become the first health insurer in Pennsylvania to offer its members an innovative app that can help reverse Type 2...

PA Health Department Urges Residents to Get Flu Vaccine Now

Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson and Deputy Secretary of Health Preparedness and Community Protection Ray Barishansky joined public health officials at UPMC West...

Lancaster Doctor Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Prescribing of Medications

A Lancaster doctor previously charged with prescribing medications such as Xanax, Adderall, and Subutex outside his legal and ethical practice of medicine has pleaded...

PA Insurance Department Announces 2022 Health Insurance Rates

Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman announced Pennsylvania's 2022 Individual and Small Group Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance rates, highlighting increased marketplace competition for several...

Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center Now Open to Patients

Residents of Cumberland and Perry counties and surrounding areas now have access to another hospital. Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center is now open...

Department of Aging Participates in First-ever Falls Prevention Event

Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres and Susan Neff, the department’s representative for the National Falls Free Coalition, recently participated in the inaugural...

Secretary of Agriculture: The Health of One Affects Us All, Maintaining...

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding visited a free drive-through rabies clinic being hosted in partnership by the Harrisburg Humane Society, Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement,...

Mask Mandate for Schools Remains as PA Addresses School Bus Driver...

Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam said the state currently has no plans to lift the mask mandate for students, teachers and staff...

Advocates Spread Awareness during National Suicide Prevention Month

Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Meg Snead joined Prevent Suicide PA and other advocates to raise awareness about suicide prevention. DHS works in...

Drugs used by some Type 2 Diabetics may Lesson Risk for...

A type of drug already used to treat obesity and Type 2 diabetes, when taken six months prior to the diagnosis of COVID-19, was...

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