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Feb 12, 2016, 10:13 ET

Pennsylvanians Urged to Use Extreme Caution as Dangerously Cold Temperatures Expected Across the Commonwealth this Weekend

Pennsylvania officials are urging everyone to take extra precautions in the coming days to prevent serious health issues as an arctic front is...

Feb 04, 2016, 07:40 ET

Department of Health Reminds Pennsylvanians That it is Not Too Late to Get Influenza Vaccine

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today reminded Pennsylvanians that it is not too late to receive an influenza vaccine,...

Jan 28, 2016, 10:37 ET

Department of Health Launches Pilot Program to Provide Drug Coverage for Uninsured Pennsylvanians with Hepatitis C and HIV

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy and Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne announced today the Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program...

Jan 11, 2016, 09:42 ET

Free Flu Vaccines and "Hands-Only" CPR Demonstrations Offered by Department of Health during Pennsylvania's 100th Farm Show

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is providing free influenza vaccinations and "Hands-Only" CPR demonstrations during the state's 100th Farm...

Jan 07, 2016, 10:41 ET

PA Monitoring System Successfully Blocked Sale of Legal Drugs Used in Methamphetamine Production

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced today the release of 2015 data showing a rise in the number of blocked sales of...

Dec 22, 2015, 10:19 ET

Department of Health Issues Statement on CDC Report on Infection Cluster at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Today, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Karen Murphy issued a statement on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) preliminary report on an infection...

Dec 15, 2015, 11:03 ET

Pennsylvania's Physician General Highlights "Stopping the Flu Starts with YOU" Campaign during Visit to Harrisburg Vaccine Clinic

Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today visited a Harrisburg school to highlight important measures everyone should take in order to...

Dec 09, 2015, 10:14 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health Provides Grants for Community-Based Primary Care Health Centers

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced today the availability of grants to expand and improve health care access and services...

Dec 07, 2015, 09:54 ET

Department of Health Offers Low or No-Cost Flu Vaccines for Eligible Pennsylvanians

This week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is providing low or no-cost flu clinics for eligible adults and children from December 7 through...

Dec 04, 2015, 16:59 ET

Statement By The Pennsylvania Department Of Health On E.coli Outbreak

 The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed a single case of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26 (STEC O26) infection...

Nov 18, 2015, 14:49 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health Opens Application Process for Research Funding to Treat Childhood Seizures

The Department of Health has opened the application process for expanded research into the use of Cannabidiol (CBD) for the treatment of children...

Nov 18, 2015, 14:44 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health Recommends Wellness Screenings during Diabetes Awareness Month

 The Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Diabetes Action Partnership today reminded Pennsylvanians to take control of their...

Nov 17, 2015, 13:58 ET

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Leads "Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions" Program (ABC-MAP) Board Meeting, With Focus on Law Enforcement

Secretary of Health Karen Murphy today convened the fifth meeting of the "Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions" Program (ABC-MAP)...

Nov 17, 2015, 09:10 ET

PA Department of Health Announces Children's Art Competition Winners

 Governor Tom Wolf proclaimed November 16 through November 22 "Get Smart about Antibiotics Week" in Pennsylvania to raise awareness of...

Nov 16, 2015, 09:43 ET

"Stopping the Flu Starts with YOU" Campaign Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Flu Vaccines before Holiday Season

This week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health will continue its "Stopping the Flu Starts with YOU" campaign by hosting influenza vaccine clinics...

Nov 10, 2015, 12:28 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health Announces Expedited Ordering Process for Veterans' Vital Records

 Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Health has updated online ordering through the...

Nov 10, 2015, 09:32 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health Urges Hospitals to Increase Vigilance after Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infections Identified in Patients at Penn State Hershey Medical Center

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is urging health care facilities to follow recently updated guidance on cleaning heater-cooler devices used...

Nov 05, 2015, 10:01 ET

Departments of Health and Education Propose Changes to Pennsylvania's School Immunization Requirements

Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy and Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera today announced plans by the departments to revise the immunization...

Nov 02, 2015, 11:43 ET

Department of Health Launches "Stopping the Flu Starts with YOU" Campaign; Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Influenza Vaccine

The Department of Health today launched the "Stopping the Flu Starts with YOU" campaign, which urges Pennsylvanians to protect themselves and their...

Oct 26, 2015, 12:09 ET

Cluster of Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infections Identified in WellSpan York Hospital Patients

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today released details of a recent investigation into a cluster of Nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM)...