Health Care

Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. Source: Flickr user James Cridland.

In Philadelphia, big gains in public health happen in grocery stores — not a...

When it comes to improving the health of an entire community, it takes a lot more than just medical insurance and proximity to doctors.Rep. Joanna McClinton, the youngest woman to be elected chair of...

Is there a path forward on Medicaid work requirements that could help the poor...

In the wake of a judge’s ruling that Medicaid work requirements in two states are not legal, questions remain. The most pressing ones are about how to help low-income people, not punish them.

Senate committee advances bill to ban sale of vaping products to minors

Lawmakers split on another measure that would raise Pennsylvania’s minimum age to buy tobacco.

These are the 10 most — and least — healthy counties in Pennsylvania |...

No surprises here: If you live in a place that's more well off, your health outcomes tend to be better.

Rules limiting nursing workload brought back to Harrisburg

Denelle Weller is a 14-year veteran nurse. She knows all about what happens when she and her colleagues are overtired and overworked: She once had to stop a fellow nurse from administering medicine to...

‘We are here to ensure that every life has dignity and worth’: Turzai, allies...

Hoping the second time's the charm, abortion opponents in the state House rolled out a bill Tuesday that would ban abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, though such bans have faced constitutional...

In Lancaster, concerns about legal marijuana’s impact on kids meets fierce libertarian spirit

The audience of hundreds in downtown Lancaster's Ware Center included at least one man in a Make America Great Again hat and another in a "Fuck Donald" T-shirt. Opinions on legalization were about as divergent.

The mental health crisis among America’s youth is real – and it’s staggering |...

Between 2009 and 2017, rates of major depression among 20- to 21-year-olds more than doubled.

Pa. House committee advances ban on vaping in schools

Everybody knows that smoking cigarettes isn't allowed in school. But is vaping?The House Judiciary Committee unanimously advanced a bill Tuesday to close a loophole that lets students use electronic nicotine delivery systems like vapes...

Pregnant women shouldn’t have to choose between a job and a healthy baby |...

By Jeannette CoxPregnant women in low-income work often face an unappealing choice: lose their job or perform duties that endanger their health and that of their baby.Walmart, the biggest private employer in the U.S.,...