Since the creation of the Opioid Command Center in January 2018 during the height of the opioid crisis, drug overdose-related deaths have fallen by nearly 20 percent in Pennsylvania, according to Barishansky. However, the trend has been flatlining since the middle of last year, continuing into 2020 and coinciding with the spread of COVID-19 -- data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that overdose deaths increased by nearly 6 percent from April 2019 to April 2020.
The East End United Community Center has not stopped trying to make people in the community come together and prosper, even during COVID-19.
Amid an already record-shattering fall surge, Pennsylvania charted its highest, one-day total of new COVID-19 cases to date on Thursday, with 11,406 additional cases, the state Health Department said in a statement. The agency...
Pa. Planned Parenthood boss resigns over hostile workplace culture claims | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Leadership at the abortion rights organization says it's committed to building a culture of inclusion and to fighting structural racism 'at all levels.'
Nearly 1,000 people are in hospital intensive care units statewide as Pennsylvania's fall surge of COVID-19 cases continues seemingly unabated, according to new state data. As of midday Tuesday, the state Health Department confirmed 5,676...
Healing is a complicated process. As people age, higher rates of disease and the fact that old cells lose the ability to divide slow this process down.
The spirit of community and service to the community is a holiday tradition for many Pennsylvanians.
Every state is required to produce such a blueprint in order to receive millions of dollars of funding from the federal Older Americans Act.
A day after the Wolf administration imposed a "stay at home advisory" for the entire state, COVID-19 cases continued unabated across Pennsylvania. State health officials confirmed 6,669 new cases as of midday on Tuesday, with...
Eight months after the first COVID-19 case was reported in Philadelphia, Black residents face the same health care-related challenges that led to the virus hitting them hardest.