Health Care

‘We’re on the front lines every day’: How county officials in Appalachia are fighting...

The 13 states that make up Appalachia, including Pa., spent a year studying the toll abuse has exacted on their counties, and looked for a way forward.

Universal coverage, single-payer, ‘Medicare for All’: What does it all mean for you? |...

The U.S. has been trying to reform its health care system since 1993. It's one of the biggest and most complicated issues of the presidential campaign.

The crisis no one wants to discuss: What to do when a loved one...

It's never easy to learn that a loved one has serious health issues. But having an idea of options once the shock dissipates can ease the burden.

Obamacare Lawsuit: Why Pa. needs to prepare for the worst | Opinion

Pa. should start thinking about alternatives to the ACA. It's possible to mitigate the effects of a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the law.

New Wolf admin plan aims to reduce stigma of mental illness, encourage people to...

The goal of the initiative is to reduce the stigma of mental illness, encourage people to seek treatment and analyze the factors that prevent Pennsylvanians from receiving care, Wolf said.

With measles cases rising around the world, facts, not conspiracy theories, are the strongest...

Let’s learn from the Samoa case and look to science for explanations and insist that vaccines are held to the highest standards.

7 science-based strategies to boost your willpower and succeed with your New Year’s resolutions

Focus on what you want to accomplish, not what you don’t. And other key tips to make sure your resolutions survive past Jan 1.

Associate Editor’s picks: 5 health care stories to know from 2019

From marijuana town halls to abortion bans, here are my picks for the top 5 healthcare stories to know from 2019.

Your New Year’s Eve hangover — explained in advance | Opinion

Yes, you feel awful. But you can thank your body later for its efforts to protect you against the harmful effects of too much fa-la-la-ing.

The holidays remind us that grief cannot be wished away | Opinion

Want to help those who are grieving? Try developing a more nuanced understanding of the variability, adaptability, and unfolding nature of grief.