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Apr 04, 2016, 02:28 ET Pennsylvania Secretary Murphy Participates in Public Health Conference with Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Karen DeSalvo

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today joined Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Karen DeSalvo for a day-long conference on...


Mar 31, 2016, 02:30 ET PA Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine Holds "It's On Us PA" Campus Sexual Assault Roundtable

Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today at Bucks County Community College led an "It's On Us PA" roundtable discussion focused on the...


Mar 23, 2016, 11:17 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Kicks Off 2016 Get Smart Competition for Young Artists and Writers

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today joined national and state-based partners to support and promote the appropriate use of antibiotics by...


Mar 21, 2016, 11:52 ET Multi-State Outbreak of Listeriosis in 2014 Linked to Lancaster Dairy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has linked two out-of-state cases of listeriosis – one of them fatal - to a Lancaster County...


Mar 15, 2016, 09:38 ET In Continued Effort to Fight Opioid Abuse, PA Department of Health Names Meghna Patel to Lead Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced that Meghna Patel, MHA, has been named director of the state Prescription Drug Monitoring...


Mar 15, 2016, 08:20 ET In Continued Effort to Fight Opioid Abuse, Pennsylvania Department of Health Names Meghna Patel to Lead Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced that Meghna Patel, MHA, has been named director of the state Prescription Drug Monitoring...


Mar 04, 2016, 01:53 ET Physician General Rachel Levine Reminds Pennsylvanians about the Availability of Naloxone to Combat Drug Overdose

Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today visited Esterbrook Pharmacy to remind the public and medical professionals about the...


Mar 03, 2016, 08:02 ET Pennsylvanians Urged to Follow Important Tips to Avoid Zika Virus when Traveling to Affected Areas during Spring Break

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today advised commonwealth residents planning spring break trips to Mexico, the Caribbean or other...


Mar 02, 2016, 03:30 ET Department of Health Continues Efforts to Improve Nursing Home Care in Pennsylvania

In a continuing effort to create a government that works for Pennsylvania, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today met with nursing home industry...


Feb 22, 2016, 03:30 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Joins Other Public Health Agencies in Urging FDA to Issue Warnings for Dangerous Combination of Medications Amid Prescription Drug Overdose Crisis

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced it is joining city and state health directors from across the country in calling on the U.S....


Feb 16, 2016, 12:46 ET Pennsylvania Health Secretary Announces Selection of ABC-MAP Program Vendor

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced the selection of the ABC-MAP program vendor, marking an important milestone in the...


Feb 04, 2016, 07:40 ET Department of Health Reminds Pennsylvanians That it is Not Too Late to Get Influenza Vaccine

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today reminded Pennsylvanians that it is not too late to receive an influenza vaccine, particularly ...


Jan 11, 2016, 09:42 ET Free Flu Vaccines and "Hands-Only" CPR Demonstrations Offered by Department of Health during Pennsylvania's 100th Farm Show

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is providing free influenza vaccinations and "Hands-Only" CPR demonstrations during the state's 100th Farm Show....


Dec 22, 2015, 10:19 ET Department of Health Issues Statement on CDC Report on Infection Cluster at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Today, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Karen Murphy issued a statement on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) preliminary report on an infection...


Dec 15, 2015, 11:03 ET Pennsylvania's Physician General Highlights "Stopping the Flu Starts with YOU" Campaign during Visit to Harrisburg Vaccine Clinic

Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today visited a Harrisburg school to highlight important measures everyone should take in order to...


Dec 09, 2015, 10:14 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Provides Grants for Community-Based Primary Care Health Centers

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced today the availability of grants to expand and improve health care access and services at ...


Dec 07, 2015, 09:54 ET Department of Health Offers Low or No-Cost Flu Vaccines for Eligible Pennsylvanians

This week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is providing low or no-cost flu clinics for eligible adults and children from December 7 through...


Dec 04, 2015, 04:59 ET Statement By The Pennsylvania Department Of Health On E.coli Outbreak

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed a single case of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26 (STEC O26) infection that is related...


Nov 18, 2015, 02:49 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Opens Application Process for Research Funding to Treat Childhood Seizures

The Department of Health has opened the application process for expanded research into the use of Cannabidiol (CBD) for the treatment of children...


Nov 18, 2015, 02:44 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Recommends Wellness Screenings during Diabetes Awareness Month

The Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Diabetes Action Partnership today reminded Pennsylvanians to take control of their health...


Nov 17, 2015, 09:10 ET PA Department of Health Announces Children's Art Competition Winners

Governor Tom Wolf proclaimed November 16 through November 22 "Get Smart about Antibiotics Week" in Pennsylvania to raise awareness of antibiotic...


Nov 17, 2015, 01:58 ET Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Leads "Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions" Program (ABC-MAP) Board Meeting, With Focus on Law Enforcement

Secretary of Health Karen Murphy today convened the fifth meeting of the "Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions" Program (ABC-MAP)...


Nov 16, 2015, 09:43 ET "Stopping the Flu Starts with YOU" Campaign Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Flu Vaccines before Holiday Season

This week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health will continue its "Stopping the Flu Starts with YOU" campaign by hosting influenza vaccine clinics...


Nov 10, 2015, 12:28 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Announces Expedited Ordering Process for Veterans' Vital Records

Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Health has updated online ordering through the Division of...


Nov 10, 2015, 09:32 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Urges Hospitals to Increase Vigilance after Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infections Identified in Patients at Penn State Hershey Medical Center

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is urging health care facilities to follow recently updated guidance on cleaning heater-cooler devices used in...