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House Republicans ponder rider on Pitt funding to prevent fetal tissue research

As part of budget negotiations, Republicans are considering a measure to add a rider that would cut state funding to the University of Pittsburgh if it participates in fetal tissue research.The proposal piggybacks on...

This is Pennsylvania’s biggest – and most overlooked – workforce crisis | Opinion

Pennsylvania needs more people to work with those living with intellectual disabilities and autism. And they need to be fairly compensated for that work.

Senate approves York Co. lawmaker’s bill expanding access to opioid anti-overdose drugs

The state Senate on Wednesday gave its unanimous approval to legislation allowing first-responders, including EMS workers, to leave a dose of the overdose-reversal drug naloxone or a comparable treatment with a caregiver for someone...

Moo-ve over skim milk: These lawmakers are udderly serious about bringing back whole milk

Surrounded by sash-wearing dairy princesses, lawmakers gulping down chocolate milk, and a sea of concerned farmers and their families, allies of Pennsylvania's dairy industry made a plea in the Capitol Tuesday on behalf of...

Father’s Day 2019: Fathers need to care for themselves as well as their kids...

Studies suggest men often choose being a good father over being healthy.

Gov. Wolf renews Pa.’s opioid disaster declaration for the sixth time

Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday renewed Pennsylvania's opioid disaster declaration for the sixth time, giving the state more leeway to combat the addiction crisis.The Democrat signed the first 90-day declaration in January 2018. Since...

In Pa., public health won out over Big Tobacco, but it could lose in...

Instead of channeling tobacco settlement fund money into public health, state lawmakers could use it to pay down debt. That's a concern for Pennsylvania's hospital industry.

Pa. U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly on ‘Medicare for All’: ‘This is a scary place...

Two Pennsylvania lawmakers embody the deep divide on health care policy in the U.S. Congress.

New data shows Pa. doctors are writing far fewer opioid prescriptions | The Numbers...

Pennsylvania physicians have written fewer opioid prescriptions for five straight years and have seen the fifth largest percentage drop nationally, new national data shows.

Our decades-long argument over abortion, explained | Analysis

Abortion has been a huge political issue in the US for the last 50 years. But the abortion debate is not new. It began at least a century before landmark abortions rights decision Roe v. Wade.