Health Care

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.

Latino, community leaders in York announce second annual Latino Health Summit

YORK, Pa. -- Political and community leaders, as well as healthcare executives from across this south-central Pennsylvania city gathered Tuesday to announce their effort to address health disparities among Hispanic-Americans in Pennsylvania. The second Latino...

In first year of medical marijuana, 80,000+ Pennsylvanians okayed to toke medicine

(*This story has been edited to reflect that more than 1,000 physicians have been approved to participate in the program, and to clarify the number of people approved to use medical marijuana.) Pennsylvania' medical marijuana...

As work for welfare battle continues, Wolf admin will put a new spin on...

State lawmakers also want stricter work requirements for food stamps.

GOP’s Down syndrome bill is a reminder that states are the battleground over abortion...

The invasive bill that Klunk and Turzai want to forcibly deliver into law is most likely unconstitutional, practically unenforceable, and undeniably hypocritical.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court delays malpractice rule change

In a letter to House Republican leadership, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Saylor said Thursday the court was delaying a change in state rules over where medical malpractice lawsuits can be filed. The proposed...

New report: Pa’s public health outcomes ‘generally lag’ the rest of the U.S. |...

Step slowly away from the cheesesteak and no one will get hurt.

Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai will reintroduce Down syndrome abortion ban bill

Pennsylvania's state House Speaker has fired the first shots of 2019's culture war, saying he plans to reintroduce a controversial bill that would ban abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, even though...