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Pennsylvania State Workers Get 5 Paid Days Off to Get Vaccine

The Wolf Administration today announced additional paid leave for commonwealth employees under the Governor’s jurisdiction for reasons related to COVID-19 and to encourage vaccination. “Each...

Capital Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Plans Expand Access, Benefits for 2022

Capital Blue Cross has widened its Medicare offerings for 2022 to improve access, affordability, flexibility, and benefits. In addition to launching three new Medicare Advantage...

Pennsylvania Highlights Need to Expand Services to Fight Substance Abuse

Members of the Wolf Administration joined the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Network (PAHRN), members of the General Assembly, and other advocates and stakeholders in support...

West Philadelphia Doctor Pleads to Prescription Practices that Led to Death...

A West Philadelphia doctor previously charged for irresponsible and dangerous prescription practices that led to the death of his patient was found guilty after...

Breast Cancer Survivor: Screenings, Quality Healthcare Critical

Roseann Humphrey felt a lump. It was January 2012, and Humphrey was just 39. The American Cancer Society recommends women start getting mammograms at 40. But...

Penn State Receives $25 Million for Medical Research, Human Health

Expanded partnerships, access to clinical trials and new medical and behavioral treatments and interventions reaching individuals more quickly will benefit communities in Pennsylvania and...

Department of Health Emphasizes Importance of Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month continues, the Department of Health emphasized the importance of continuing breast and cervical cancer screenings. The state has seen...

Saturday, October 23 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Department of Aging, and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ Counterdrug Joint Task Force (CJTF) joined...

Department of Human Services Launches Hotline to Assist Pandemic EBT Recipients 

The Department of Human Services today announced the launch of a live hotline to assist families with the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program....

Cancer Costs U.S. More than $156 Billion, with Drugs a Top...

Care for the 15 most prevalent types of cancer in the U.S. cost approximately $156.2 billion in 2018, according to a team of Penn State...

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