Health Care

Abortions rise worldwide when the U.S. cuts family planning funding | Analysis

Abortion rates tripled in Latin America and doubled in Africa under the Bush-era 'global gag rule.' The law, which Obama repealed and Trump reinstated, cuts funding for abortion providers abroad.

State Sen. Mike Regan wants tough mandatory sentences for fentanyl dealers. Opponents say it’s...

It’s been four years since the state Supreme Court invalidated the state’s mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses, wiping them all from state statues in a 3-2 ruling. The decision conformed with broader criminal...

Is Congress about to make child care more affordable? 5 questions answered | Analysis

Working class families have struggled for years to afford quality child care. Could the newly proposed Child Care for Working Families Act make a difference? A child care policy scholar weighs in.

An aging prison population is straining Pa.’s Corrections budget. Could medical parole be the...

Pennsylvania’s prison population may be shrinking, but its costs aren’t. One reason, according to Corrections Secretary John Wetzel, is a growing number of elderly inmates. In a hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday, Wetzel said...

This is why Pa. needs tougher mandatory sentences to fight fentanyl abuse | Opinion

It is time we take serious action to get not only the dealers but the actual fentanyl off our streets.

Department of Health seeks $1.4 million to study chemical contaminants in water

If you’re a toxicologist, chemist or epidemiologist looking for a job, Pennsylvania wants to hear from you. The state Department of Health plans to hire a team of 10 research scientists this year to study...

Why the state Supreme Court and General Assembly may go head-to-head over medical malpractice...

Where you can and can’t file a medical malpractice lawsuit is shaping up to be a partisan battle between Pennsylvania’s legislative and judicial branches. On one side you have the state Supreme Court, which may...

Casey sides with Senate Republicans in failed vote to advance abortion bill

“I’m a pro-life Democrat, which means I support women and children before and after birth."

Pa. Health department wants $1.4 million for new staff to tackle PFAS contamination

The state Department of Health wants to hire new staff — including epidemiologists, chemists, and toxicologists — to start a new environmental health effort, according to Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine. Levine revealed the planned...

A state full of commuters who work in healthcare: This is Pa. today |...

The state's biggest employer may not be who you think it is.