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Aug 31, 2015, 11:14 ET

Pennsylvania Departments of Drug & Alcohol Programs and Health Kick-off Second Annual Building Bridges to Recovery Initiative

 The departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Health held an event today at Gaudenzia Concept 90 to raise awareness for...

Aug 31, 2015, 10:10 ET

Departments of Drug & Alcohol Programs and Health Announce Report 289 Pennsylvanian Lives Saved by Naloxone

The Wolf Administration today announced 289 drug overdoses have been reversed statewide since Pennsylvania State Police and local police...

Aug 20, 2015, 10:25 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health Reminds Parents It's Easy to Keep Children Healthy by Immunizing Them before They Return to School

 School bells are starting to ring across the state and the Pennsylvania Department of Health is urging parents to make sure children are fully...

Aug 17, 2015, 10:30 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health Names Loren K. Robinson Deputy Secretary for Health Promotion

 The Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced that Loren K. Robinson, MD, will become the department's Deputy Secretary for Health...

Aug 12, 2015, 16:02 ET

Pennsylvania DOH "Don't Wait. Vaccinate." Campaign Urges Parents to Update Children's Vaccines before School Starts

 Today the Department of Health continued its "Don't Wait. Vaccinate." campaign by hosting an immunization clinic and encouraging parents to...

Aug 06, 2015, 17:12 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health Confirms Rabid Beaver found south of Ramsay Village along Pine Creek in Lycoming County

A beaver found along Pine Creek, Lycoming County has tested positive for rabies, the Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed. The...

Aug 05, 2015, 15:09 ET

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Announces Formation of Nursing Home Quality Improvement Task Force, Other Improvements to Facility Oversight

Secretary of Health Karen Murphy today announced the formation of a nursing home task force and discussed other initiatives launched since...

Aug 03, 2015, 11:01 ET

Parents Reminded to Update Vaccines before Start of School Year; Statewide Immunization Clinics Scheduled for Eligible Children

With many school districts across Pennsylvania opening their doors this month, the Departments of Health and Education are announcing the "Don't...

Jul 31, 2015, 14:13 ET

August is the Height of Hurricane Season, State Agencies Urge Preparedness

August starts the height of hurricane season and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Department of Health and Insurance urge residents to...

Jul 30, 2015, 15:09 ET

Department of Health Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus In Pennsylvania In 2015

 Pennsylvania's first probable human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in 2015 has been detected. A Venango county woman was hospitalized...

Jul 28, 2015, 15:45 ET

Department of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Take Safety Precautions When Outside this Summer

Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today urged residents of Pennsylvania to take special precautions if they plan to spend extended periods of...

Jul 24, 2015, 11:27 ET

PA Department of Health Calls for Increased Awareness to Strengthen Lyme Disease Detection

 With Pennsylvania leading the nation in reported cases of Lyme disease, PA Department of Health Secretary Karen Murphy today called for...

Jul 24, 2015, 11:02 ET

Department of Health Distributing Free Potassium Iodide on August 6 to Pennsylvanians Near the State's Nuclear Power Plants

 The Department of Health will offer free potassium iodide, or KI, tablets Thursday, August 6, to Pennsylvanians who are within 10 miles of one...

Jul 22, 2015, 17:43 ET

Health Concerns Close Lake at Cowans Gap State Park to Swimming; Park Remains Open

The Pennsylvania departments of Health and Conservation and Natural Resources today announced that the beach at Cowans Gap State Park, Fulton...

Jul 21, 2015, 14:54 ET

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

Secretary of Health Karen Murphy today convened the third meeting of the ABC-MAP Board, created under Act 191 of 2014. The goal of this board is to...

Jul 20, 2015, 17:59 ET

Pennsylvanians Reminded to Follow Important Safety Tips during Summer Heat Waves

Some areas of Pennsylvania are experiencing their first excessively hot, humid, and dangerous temperatures of the summer, prompting the departments...

Jul 15, 2015, 15:28 ET

PA Physician General, Merck officials meet to discuss childhood immunization rates

Pennsylvania Physician General Rachel Levine joined top officials at Merck & Co. today to discuss the need to boost childhood immunization...

Jul 01, 2015, 15:02 ET

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Issues Statement on Attorney General's Lawsuit Against Nursing Home Chain

Secretary of Health Karen Murphy said she was deeply concerned by the allegations of inadequate care in 12 nursing homes operated by Golden Senior...

Jun 26, 2015, 15:15 ET

Secretary of Health Urges HIV Testing for All Pennsylvanians

Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy is reminding Pennsylvanians that June 27 is National HIV Testing Day and urges all Pennsylvanians to get...

Jun 24, 2015, 11:25 ET

Men, Take Charge of Your Health!

In observance of National Men's Health Month, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy is reminding men to take charge of their health and make their...