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Dec 11, 2014, 11:49 ET

New Website Available to Guide Consumers as Highmark and UPMC Contract Termination Nears

 As the Dec. 31 termination of the contract between Highmark and UPMC nears, the Commonwealth is offering new resources at StayInformed.pa.gov...

Nov 24, 2014, 13:55 ET

Department of Health Sponsors Children's Art Competition in Recognition of Get Smart about Antibiotics Week

The Department of Health this past week joined Pennsylvania's Get Smart program to observe "Get Smart about Antibiotics Week," which is an annual...

Nov 19, 2014, 13:26 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health Offers Resources to Help Smokers Quit During 39th Great American Smokeout

 Department of Health reminds smokers that there are resources available to help them quit and urges all smokers to use the 39th Great American...

Nov 18, 2014, 15:14 ET

Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Aging Stress Importance of Getting Vaccinated Against the Flu before the Holiday Season

Department of Health Physician General Dr. Carrie DeLone and Secretary of Aging Brian Duke are reminding Pennsylvanians to get vaccinated against...

Nov 12, 2014, 11:16 ET

Importance of Health Screenings Highlighted during World Diabetes Day

The Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Diabetes Action Partnership are urging Pennsylvanians to take control of their health...

Nov 06, 2014, 11:20 ET

Department of Health to Offer Free Potassium Iodide on Nov. 20 for Pennsylvanians who have Tablets Expiring in December 2014

The Department of Health will provide free potassium iodide, or KI, Thursday, Nov. 20, to Pennsylvanians who currently have tablets with a December...

Sep 23, 2014, 12:00 ET

Departments of Aging and Health Observe Falls Prevention Awareness Day

The Pennsylvania departments of Aging and Health encouraged all Pennsylvania residents today at an event at the state capitol to join in the...

Aug 21, 2014, 11:36 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health Hosts the Second Biennial Health Equity Conference

Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Carrie DeLone today kicked off Pennsylvania's second biennial Health Equity Conference, an event aimed at...

Aug 18, 2014, 10:33 ET

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Announces Improvements to Environmental Health Complaint Processes

Secretary of Health Michael Wolf today announced enhancements to the department's internal processes for responding to environmental health...

Aug 13, 2014, 11:30 ET

Pennsylvania Adopts New Guidelines for Pain Treatment in Emergency Rooms

The departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs and Health, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Medical Society, today announced the adoption of new...

Aug 08, 2014, 16:26 ET

Department of Health Reports First West Nile Virus Human Case of 2014

Pennsylvania's first probable human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in 2014 has been detected. A Philadelphia County man was hospitalized...

Jul 09, 2014, 10:22 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health Announces Availability of Tanning Bed Registration Application and Information

 The Department of Health today announced that the new application for registering a tanning facility with the department, per the requirements...

Jun 27, 2014, 13:12 ET

Department of Health Recommends Testing and Offers Toll-Free Hotline for Patients of Lycoming County Dentist

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today is advising patients of a Lycoming County dentist that they might be at risk for infection after an...

May 19, 2014, 10:01 ET

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Addresses National WIC Conference; Celebrates Program's 40th Anniversary

Secretary of Health Michael Wolf yesterday helped kick off the National Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Association's 31st Annual Education and...

May 16, 2014, 14:44 ET

West Nile Virus-Carrying Mosquito Detected

The Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Health today reported the first detection in 2014 of a West Nile Virus-carrying...

May 12, 2014, 14:34 ET

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Announces Award-Winning Nursing Home Facilities

 Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Michael Wolf today announced this year's list of nursing home facilities that will be awarded the Department...

Feb 18, 2014, 10:40 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health Leaders Visit Hope Within Ministries Community Health Center, Unveil Grant Recipients of 2013-14 Community-Based Health Care Subsidy Program

Secretary of Health Michael Wolf and Physician General Dr. Carrie DeLone today visited Hope Within Ministries, one of 40 new recipients to receive...

Jan 29, 2014, 14:00 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health Encourages Multi-unit Housing Properties Statewide to go Smoke Free

During an event today at the Sunbury Housing Authority, Northumberland County, Secretary of Health Michael Wolf encouraged multi-unit housing...

Dec 04, 2013, 11:55 ET

Free Flu Clinics Offered During National Influenza Vaccination Week in Pennsylvania

 The Pennsylvania Department of Health and public and private partners will be offering free flu clinics throughout Pennsylvania during...

Oct 02, 2013, 16:55 ET

Pennsylvania WIC Offices Open During Federal Government Shut Down

Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Michael Wolf reminded Pennsylvanians today that all Women, Infants and Children (WIC) offices across...