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COVID-19 Vaccine Providers to Partner with Area Agencies on Aging, MCOs...

Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam signed an amended order indicating that certain vaccine providers must work with local Area Agencies on Aging and Medical...

Gov. Wolf Tours Scranton Primary Health Care Center

Governor Tom Wolf visited Scranton Primary Health Care Center, Lackawanna County’s only federally qualified health center, to tout progress the state is making toward...

Dr. Rachel Levine Confirmed as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health

Voting mostly along party lines, the U.S. Senate confirmed former Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be the nation’s assistant secretary of health. She...

Pennsylvanians Reminded to Watch Out for Ticks

With the arrival of spring, Pennsylvania residents and visitors are reminded to avoid ticks by taking precautions when spending time outdoors as the weather...

Penn State Hershey Researchers join Study on Endometriosis

Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine are participating in a study that will evaluate whether a blood test can be used to determine if...

PA Launches Portal to Ensure High-Risk Populations Have Access to Opioid...

Pennsylvania's Opioid Command Center announced the availability of the Statewide Naloxone Allocation Request Portal. The portal allows eligible organizations serving high-risk populations the ability...

Health Department Amends Universal Face Coverings Order to Align with CDC...

Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam amended the existing Universal Face Coverings order, issued on November 17, 2020, to align with the Centers for Disease...

State House Passes Quinn Epilepsy Education Legislation

In advance of World Epilepsy Awareness day this Friday, the House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation authored by Rep. Chris Quinn that would promote...

Plunge in Colorectal Tests during Pandemic Reinforces Need for Screenings

Awareness is a critical first step toward tackling any potential peril. But it’s wasted without action, particularly when it comes to our health. So as...

Governor says PA Ahead of Schedule Vaccinating Teachers and School Staff

About two weeks after the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force announced the voluntary single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine would be administered to Pre-K to 12...

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