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A Pa. House bill that blocks the closing of two centers for the intellectually...

The bill requires the state to clear a waitlist of adults with developmental disabilities who are to be provided with home care

Pa. still has too much lead poisoning. Here’s what we do about it |...

Lead poisoning is preventable in Pennsylvania -- but only with effective education and smart public policy.

Naloxone can be a lifesaver during opioid overdoses. Why don’t more people carry it?...

As opioid-related deaths have soared, programs working to get naloxone into the community have increased in response to the need.

Pa. Health department has collected just 160 complaints on oil and gas production in...

Despite a natural gas boom and health concerns over drilling from environmentalists, the state Department of Health has received just 160 complaints related to drilling over the last decade.On Thursday, Stephanie Hasanali, of the...

DePasquale to Legislature: Legalize fentanyl test strips

Pennsylvania should join two other states and Washington, D.C. in legalizing fentanyl test strips, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Wednesday.The strips let people test for the presence of fentanyl — a synthetic opioid 50...

The number of disabled people who live at state-run centers has dwindled. That doesn’t...

Why is closing state centers for the disabled controversial? Funding is tight, change is scary, and many are not happy with the process.

This is how the U.S. can afford ‘Medicare for All’ | Opinion

Every candidate is offering a plan, ranging from Joe Biden’s ACA upgrade to Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” that would abolish private health insurance.

Pennsylvania health secretary advises ‘extreme caution’ after one death linked to vaping

“We want to warn people that investigations are ongoing and we advise they use extreme caution before using any vaping product at this time,” Secretary Rachel Levine said in a statement.

U.S. Supreme Court takes on high-stakes abortion case

The justices will hear oral arguments in the Louisiana case in the coming months and will issue an opinion before their term concludes in June 2020.

Philly state lawmaker says supervised injection sites aren’t the answer to fighting drug use....

A federal judge ruled in favor of the site Wednesday, prompting Williams to call for a statewide prohibition.