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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...

Sep 23, 2013, 10:30 ET

Pennsylvania Departments of Aging and Health Observe Falls Prevention Awareness Week

 The Pennsylvania departments of Aging and Health encourage all Pennsylvania residents to join in the observance of Falls Prevention Awareness...

Aug 22, 2013, 14:30 ET

Department of Health Reminds Parents to Ensure Children Have Immunizations for School

August is National Immunization Awareness Month As the school year starts across Pennsylvania, the Department of Health is reminding parents...

Aug 16, 2013, 17:00 ET

Department of Health Reports First West Nile Virus Human Cases of 2013

Pennsylvanians Reminded to Take Steps to Avoid Infection  Pennsylvania's first probable human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in...

Jul 25, 2013, 12:11 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health to Offer Free Potassium Iodide Tablets on Aug. 8

 The Department of Health will provide free potassium iodide tablets Thursday, Aug. 8, to Pennsylvanians who live, work or attend school within...

Jul 18, 2013, 12:53 ET

Corbett Administration Presents Nearly $5.3 Million in Health Research Grants

Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Michael Wolf today presented several health research grants on behalf of Governor Tom Corbett to four...

Jul 17, 2013, 11:53 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health Presents Health Research Grant to the Geisinger Clinic

Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Michael Wolf today presented a grant to the Geisinger Clinic that will help fund a research project...

Jul 10, 2013, 11:24 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health Presents Nearly $6.6 Million Health Research Grant to Pennsylvania State University

 Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Michael Wolf today presented a nearly $6.6 million grant to The Pennsylvania State University that...