Health Care

Black Maternal Health Week highlights dangers, inequities for pregnant persons

The 4th annual week-long initiative is dedicated to awareness, activism and deepening the conversation around maternal mortality in Black Americans, who are 2-3 times more likely to die of pregnancy-related causes than their white counterparts, according to Centers for Disease Control data.

Nearly 60M Americans don’t drink their tap water, research suggests. Here’s why that’s a...

New research finds that tap water avoidance is on the rise in the US, especially among minorities. An expert on water and health calls for better public education about water quality and testing.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine suspension: What this means for you | Analysis

The one-dose vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson is temporarily halted because of potentially serious blood clots seen in six women. An immunologist explains what this means for you.

Pa. to award $2.7M in grants to help fight addiction | Tuesday Morning Coffee

Communities are still struggling against the opioid epidemic even as Pa. fights the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pa. Health Dept., advocates launch statewide vaccination tour to reach underserved communities

With all adult Pennsylvanians set to become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, state health officials and community leaders announced they're launching a statewide tour to educate underserved communities about the vaccine and...

My family’s experience explains why mental health reform has to be part of the...

While taking the guns out of the hands of the mentally ill who are dangerous would be a good start, actually helping those people deal with their problems would be the best course of action.

REPORT: These Pa. cities rank among the worst for allergy sufferers | The Numbers...

A 2021 study by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America found that many metropolitan areas are expected to have a “worse than average” year for seasonal allergies. Many of those metropolitan areas are in the northeast, with five located in Pennsylvania. 

Take the Marshmallow Test | Editorial Cartoon

Go ahead. It's not that hard. Really, it's not.

When can kids get the COVID-19 vaccine? A pediatrician answers 5 questions parents are...

Do kids really need to get the COVID-19 vaccine? The short answer is yes.

A year full of lessons from COVID-19’s impact on older Pennsylvanians | Opinion

Gov. Tom Wolf's budget again flat-funded Medicaid at a time when nursing homes and long-term care facilities desperately need help.