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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...

Feb 26, 2015, 13:06 ET

Wolf Administration Committed to Raising Eating Disorders Awareness

 In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, the Wolf Administration is heightening awareness and understanding surrounding the...

Feb 19, 2015, 15:00 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health Extends Expiration Dates for Some Potassium Iodide Tablets Set to Expire this Year

 Potassium Iodide (KI) tablets distributed in recent years by the Department of Health with either February or June 2015 expiration dates have...

Jan 26, 2015, 17:40 ET

Wolf Administration Urges Pennsylvanians to Stay Safe in Inclement Weather

As cold temperatures and snow blanket the commonwealth, the departments of Human Services and Health are urging Pennsylvanians to take commonsense...

Jan 12, 2015, 12:18 ET

Department of Health Offers Free Flu Vaccinations at 2015 PA Farm Show

The Department of Health will offer free influenza vaccines at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies...

Jan 06, 2015, 11:43 ET

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg Designated as Ebola Treatment Centers in Pennsylvania

Secretary of Health Michael Wolf today announced that Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg have been...

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...