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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...

Jun 15, 2015, 14:07 ET

Pennsylvania Releases Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Dentists

The departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Health today released its third set of prescribing guidelines to address the prescribing of...

May 29, 2015, 16:18 ET

West Nile Virus-Carrying Mosquito Sample Detected in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Health are reporting the confirmation of the first 2015 detections of West Nile...

May 29, 2015, 09:18 ET

Pennsylvania State Departments Urge Vigilance to Prevent Harming Children in Hot Vehicles

The departments of Human Services (DHS) and Health today reminded Pennsylvanians to never leave children alone in cars, which could prove deadly...

May 26, 2015, 13:20 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Health Launches Lyme Disease Awareness Campaign

Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today reminded Pennsylvanians that that they should take the proper precautions to protect themselves against...

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...