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Dec 07, 2016, 02:47 ET PA Department of Health Employees Give to Families in Need for Commonwealth's 27th Annual Holiday Wish Program Event

The Department of Health joined Governor Tom Wolf and other Pennsylvania agencies in donating presents to families in need as part of the...


Dec 06, 2016, 11:00 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Seeking Public Input on Medical Marijuana Permit Application Process

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today encouraged individuals interested in applying for a medical marijuana grower/processor and/or ...


Dec 06, 2016, 10:00 ET Year in Review: Secretary Murphy Highlights State Efforts in Keeping Pennsylvanians Healthy in 2016

As 2016 concludes, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today reflected on the accomplishments of the Department of Health (DOH) in the past year....


Dec 01, 2016, 05:36 ET Physician General Discusses the Importance of Enhancing Transgender Health Care for World AIDS Day Conference

Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today spoke at the World AIDS Day Conference to emphasize the importance of HIV disease education for health...


Nov 28, 2016, 02:31 ET PA Department of Health Offers Appointments for Free Whooping Cough Vaccinations this Week in Chambersburg

As more pertussis cases are identified in Franklin County, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced the department is...


Nov 21, 2016, 03:52 ET Department of Health to Hold Additional Whooping Cough Vaccination Clinic Tomorrow for Residents of Chambersburg/Shippensburg

In an effort to ensure the community is protected, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced the department is offering free...


Nov 18, 2016, 02:38 ET Physician General Recognizes Student Winners of Annual Get Smart Art Competition

Pennsylvania's Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today announced the winners of the fourth-annual statewide Get Smart Art Competition in observance ...


Nov 18, 2016, 02:23 ET PA Department of Health Concludes Whooping Cough Vaccination Clinics for Chambersburg/Shippensburg Residents

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced the department has concluded its clinics to vaccinate residents for pertussis, or...


Nov 17, 2016, 05:14 ET PA Department of Health Offers Resources to Help Smokers Quit During the Annual Great American Smokeout

Today is the Great American Smokeout, and Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy is reminding Pennsylvanians of the resources the department has...


Nov 16, 2016, 10:24 ET Patients and Laboratories Reminded to Provide Input on Medical Marijuana Program before Comment Period Closes November 18

The Department of Health is reminding Pennsylvanians that the public input period for surveys relating to patients who will be eligible for the...


Nov 16, 2016, 01:10 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Holding Whooping Cough Vaccination Clinic Today for Chambersburg/Shippensburg Residents

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy is reminding residents in the Chambersburg/Shippensburg area that the department is providing free...


Nov 14, 2016, 04:29 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Holding Additional Pertussis Vaccination Clinics This Week for Residents of Chambersburg/Shippensburg

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today announced the department will again provide free tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis, or Tdap, vaccines ...


Nov 14, 2016, 04:01 ET PA Department of Health Encourages Awareness and Prevention of Diabetes

Today, in recognition of World Diabetes Day and Diabetes Awareness Month, the Department of Health partnered with Pinnacle Health to offer free...


Nov 10, 2016, 01:57 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Offering Free Whooping Cough Vaccinations Tomorrow to Residents of Chambersburg/Shippensburg Area

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today announced the department will provide free tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis, or Tdap, vaccines to...


Nov 07, 2016, 04:07 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Seeks Public Input on Medical Marijuana Draft Temporary Regulations for Laboratories

Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today asked for public input on the proposed temporary regulations for laboratories that would be...


Nov 04, 2016, 04:28 ET Department of Health Asks for Patient Input on Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program

Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today encouraged Pennsylvanians who will be eligible for the Medical Marijuana Program...


Nov 02, 2016, 04:34 ET Department of Health Providing Free Tetanus Vaccinations at Request of Flood-affected Counties in Northcentral Pennsylvania; Additional Clinic Scheduled this Weekend in Lycoming County

The Department of Health is holding tetanus vaccination clinics in flood-affected areas of Centre and Lycoming counties on Thursday, November 3, and...


Oct 31, 2016, 12:49 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Responding to Requests from Lycoming and Centre Counties; Tetanus Vaccine Clinics Scheduled for Residents Affected by Recent Flooding

Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced the Department of Health is responding to requests from Lycoming and Centre Counties and will...


Oct 28, 2016, 04:41 ET Medical Marijuana Temporary Regulations for Growers and Processors to be Published in Tomorrow's Pennsylvania Bulletin

Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today announced temporary regulations for medical marijuana growers and processors under Act 16 are...


Oct 27, 2016, 10:24 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Responding to Sullivan County Request; Providing Tetanus Shots to Residents Affected by Flooding

Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced the Department of Health is responding to a request from Sullivan County and will provide...


Oct 26, 2016, 04:14 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Hosts First-Ever Conference on Stopping Sepsis Infections at Medical Facilities

The Department of Health today brought together more than 200 healthcare leaders from across the commonwealth for the first-of-its-kind Stopping...


Oct 25, 2016, 10:00 ET Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation in Pennsylvania

Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today announced temporary regulations for marijuana growers and processors under Act 16 are slated to ...


Oct 21, 2016, 11:33 ET Department of Health Launches "Stopping the Flu Starts with YOU" Campaign; Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Influenza Vaccine

Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today launched the annual "Stopping the Flu Starts with YOU" campaign at the Penn State Health Milton ...


Oct 20, 2016, 03:49 ET In York, Secretary of Health Discusses Distribution of Naloxone to Schools

Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today visited Northeastern High School in York County to discuss the Department of Health's efforts to provide...


Oct 05, 2016, 03:00 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Investigating 20 Cases of Bacterial Infection Potentially Linked to Prefilled Saline Flush Syringes

The Department of Health has identified 20 cases of Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) in Pennsylvania residents that may be linked to prefilled...