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New Forum Outlines Hospital Efforts to Safely Resume Scheduled Services

As parts of Pennsylvania start to ease some of the COVID-19 mitigation efforts, health care providers have begun the gradual process of resuming scheduled...

PA Teen Ambassador for TRU who wants to stop Youth from...

There’s a program in Pennsylvania aimed at teens and it’s trying to spread the TRU-th about smoking, vaping and the use of e-cigarettes.  ...

Auditor General DePasquale Calls on County Prisons to Expand Testing of...

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale urged county prisons across Pennsylvania to expand testing of inmate populations to help control the spread of the coronavirus. “We must...

PA Teen who Vaped and Quit to Save her Lungs

This is alarming but kids as young as 11 years old have reported vaping! Despite what kids think, vaping and e-cigarettes are not safer...

E-cigarettes and Vaping, Effect on Teens and COVID-19

Teens using e-cigarettes and vaping has become an epidemic in this country. While teen smoking is down, the use of e-cigarettes is way up....

Lung Disease and COVID-19

1.7 million Pennsylvanians have a chronic lung disease like asthma and COPD. Lung cancer is also the #1 cancer killer in the U.S.  With...

PA Teen Ambassador for TRU wants to Prevent Teens from Smoking

TRU stands for Tobacco Resistance Unit.  It’s a movement in Pennsylvania to stop teens from smoking and vaping!  This message is more important than...

Overcounting COVID-19 Deaths

By Tom McCarey - Last Friday April 24, 2020, on the front page of the B (Regional) section, the Philadelphia Inquirer had an article...

PA Council on Aging Releases Findings from Survey of Older Adults...

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the Pennsylvania Council on Aging (PCoA) released the findings of a statewide survey conducted by PCoA to assess...

State Funding Awarded to Help Hospitals in PA during COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Tom Wolf announced that nearly $324 million in funding has been awarded to 31 hospitals across the commonwealth through the Hospital Emergency Loan Program,...

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