Health Care

This is what opioid abuse in Pennsylvania looks like | The Numbers Racket

From the courthouse to the halls of state government  -- and seemingly everywhere in-between -- Pennsylvania has made fighting the scourge of opioid abuse a priority over the last few years.

The road to measles elimination is predictable — but it can be rocky |...

By Matthew Ferrari and Amy WinterThe United States has seen more measles cases so far in 2019 than in any year since elimination was declared in 2000 – meaning the disease is no longer...

Bipartisan senators want a ‘lead free environment’ for Pa.’s children

Almost every child in Pennsylvania could potentially encounter toxic lead in their homes, day cares, schools, or public water supplies, a report commissioned by the Joint State Government Commission found.That’s why a group of...

GOP-controlled state House panel advances Down syndrome abortion ban

The House Health Committee voted along party lines Monday to advance a controversial proposal to ban abortions after an in-utero Down syndrome diagnosis.The panel voted 15-9 to approve legislation, sponsored by Rep. Kate Klunk,...

From a bioethicist: 3 moral reasons why parents need to get their children vaccinated...

Measles cases in the US have reached their highest in 25 years. A bioethicist argues why parents opposed to vaccination are not just wrong about the science, but about the morals.

Is this the next fight over abortion rights in Pennsylvania? | Thursday Morning Coffee

In the absence of judicial action, anti-choice advocates are trying to legislate the medical procedure (and that's what it is) out of existence.

Metcalfe leads anti-vaccine rally for bill that would penalize medical practitioners

In the midst of a measles outbreak nationwide, Pennsylvania state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe gathered with families and three anti-vaccination academics in Harrisburg on Tuesday to push a bill that punishes doctors who refuse to...