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May 22, 2015, 11:11 ET

Citizens of the Commonwealth Urged to Prepare During Hurricane Preparedness Week

 The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency today urged residents to prepare for possible severe weather during Hurricane Preparedness Week,...

May 20, 2015, 12:15 ET

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Convenes Second Achieving Better Care by Monitoring the All Prescriptions Program (ABC-MAP) Board Meeting

Secretary of Health Karen Murphy today convened the second meeting of the ABC-MAP Board, which was created under Act 191 of 2014. The goal of this...

May 18, 2015, 13:08 ET

Department of Health Reminds Pennsylvanians about the Importance of Finding a Vaccine for HIV

 In observance of HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today stressed the importance of finding a vaccine that...

May 15, 2015, 14:53 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health Reminds Women to Stay Healthy

In observance of National Women's Health Week, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy reminded women of the manageable steps they can take today and...

May 12, 2015, 16:19 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health Launches Facebook and Twitter Social Media Accounts

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) today launched its official presence on two social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter. The DOH...

May 07, 2015, 16:09 ET

DDAP and Health Release Joint Statement on PA Coroners' Overdose Death Statistics Report

The Departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Health (DOH) today issued a joint statement about the Pennsylvania Coroner's Association...

May 07, 2015, 13:43 ET

Pulse of Pennsylvania Registered Nurse Workforce Report Available

Department of Health (DOH) Acting Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today announced the release of the latest Pulse of Pennsylvania Registered Nurse...

May 01, 2015, 10:11 ET

Department of Health Reminds Pennsylvanians of Prevention and Treatment Options Available for Hepatitis

In observance of National Hepatitis Awareness Month, Acting Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today reminded residents of Pennsylvania that...

Apr 29, 2015, 16:49 ET

PA Insurance & Health Departments Issue Consumer Alert on Tobacco Cessation Coverage

Acting Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller issued a consumer alert today to inform customers that tobacco cessation programs are free under the...

Apr 21, 2015, 14:38 ET

DEP Study Reveals Lyme Disease Risk In All 67 Counties of Pennsylvania

 For the first time, blacklegged (deer) ticks have now been observed in all 67 counties of Pennsylvania, according to researchers at The...

Apr 17, 2015, 13:14 ET

Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health Kicks Off National Infant Immunization Week

Acting Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy this week will observe National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) and is asking parents to help protect...

Apr 13, 2015, 14:57 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Release Joint Statement on Powdered Alcohol

As part of their observance of National Alcohol Awareness Month, the Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Drug and Alcohol Programs today...

Apr 10, 2015, 11:21 ET

Department of Health Reminds Pennsylvanians about the Impact of HIV and AIDS on Young People

In observance of National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day, Acting Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today stressed the importance of increasing...

Apr 09, 2015, 15:14 ET

Pennsylvania Celebrates "Public Health Week" with Launch of Get Smart Antibiotics Art Competition

 "National Public Health Week" is April 6 – 12 and is a time for celebration and collaboration in creating awareness about appropriate...

Apr 08, 2015, 16:01 ET

Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health Convenes First Achieving Better Care by Monitoring the All Prescriptions Program (ABC-MAP) Board Meeting

Acting Secretary of Health Karen Murphy today convened the first meeting of the ABC-MAP Board, which was created under Act 191 of 2014. This board...

Mar 25, 2015, 16:45 ET

Acting Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy Joins Industry Leaders at White House Health Innovation Kick-off

Pennsylvania Department of Health Acting Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy represented the commonwealth today at a White House meeting to kick off the...

Mar 24, 2015, 09:55 ET

Department of Health Reminds Pennsylvanians that Prompt and Accurate Diagnosis is Key to Eliminating Spread of Tuberculosis

In observance of World Tuberculosis Day, Acting Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today stressed the importance of increasing awareness of...

Mar 13, 2015, 11:48 ET

Pennsylvania Citizens Urged to Watch for Possible Spring Flooding as Temps Rise

As temperatures rise and forecasts call for rain this weekend, state officials are urging citizens to keep an eye on local waterways for possible...

Mar 05, 2015, 12:48 ET

Wolf Administration Announces Consumer Protection as Top Priority in Enforcement of Highmark/UPMC Consent Decree

Today, Acting Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller and Acting Health Secretary Karen Murphy outlined their departments' intent to enforce key...

Mar 03, 2015, 14:44 ET

Wolf Administration Investing in Public Health in Fiscal Year 2015-16 Proposed Budget

Governor Tom Wolf's fiscal year 2015-16 proposed budget invests in key public health initiatives at the Department of Health, with a renewed focus...