Health Care

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.

Gov. Tom Wolf backs marijuana legalization, says Legislature should ‘seriously debate’ the issue

For the first time, Gov. Tom Wolf said he supports legalizing marijuana for recreational use and called on the Legislature to "seriously debate" doing so.The Democrat's change of heart was the result of a...

They lost their daughter to suicide. Now these Pa. parents are looking for justice...

A bill sponsored by Rep. Dawn Keefer, R-York, would beef up the penalties for those who encourage, or instruct, others to take their lives

Treating people with addiction and pain is one of the most ‘difficult’ areas of...

A task force of health care providers convened by the Wolf administration released guidelines for treating patients with opioid use disorder and pain on Wednesday.

On Sept. 18 and 25, Pennsylvanians can pick up free naloxone at 87 sites...

The anti-overdose drug, key to fighting the opioid epidemic, has saved more than 25,000 lives statewide, Gov. Tom Wolf's office said.

That vaping? It’ll kill ya | Editorial Cartoon

After a series of mysterious deaths, the federal government announced this week that it was moving to ban flavorings for eCigarettes.

Tell your state senator to support this important bill that fights Lyme disease |...

With Pennsylvania leading the nation in Lyme disease cases, the time for state lawmakers to act is now.

How Pa. is continuing to help those with the disease of addiction | Opinion

Opioid deaths were down in Pennsylvania in 2018. But the Wolf administration is still working hard to remove barriers to treatment.