PrEP has revolutionized the war on HIV — but barriers to access remain
[This story, which we feature today on World AIDS Day, is part of ongoing work on LGBTQ+ healthcare in North Carolina, written by Joe Killian. It was conceived and written through a partnership between NC Newsline and Qnotes Carolinas.] As a 40-year-old gay man, Trevor Hoppe still remembers a time when sex was inextricably linked […]
Advocates say bill to involuntarily hospitalize people who overdose may do more harm than good
Senate Bill 962 would make Pennsylvania the 38th state to involuntarily hospitalize people who overdose.
Veterans’ health care coverage expanded by Biden administration
Five changes to expand veterans’ benefits will include the VA speeding up coverage for burn pit exposure that was part of a bipartisan law passed last year.
VA reports major uptick in veterans’ care after passage of toxic exposure law
The PACT Act provides that roughly two dozen chronic conditions and illnesses are presumed to be caused by breathing toxins from open burn pits or exposure to other hazards, including Agent Orange and radiation.
Study cited by Texas judge in abortion-pill case under investigation
Pharmaceutical sciences professor Chris Adkins was perusing news on his computer in December when he came across an item that fascinated him: Anti-abortion groups had sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to force a recall on a commonly used abortion drug. Adkins teaches future pharmacists at South University School of Pharmacy* in Savannah, Georgia. […]
Pa. lawmaker proposes mandatory reporting to address prescription drug affordability, access
The bill would require the Pennsylvania Insurance Department to collect and release data from pharmaceutical companies about drug costs.
Abortion clinics are community resources. We must protect them | Opinion
We need bold policies that address the root problems of anti-abortion extremism.
Wolf, senior care advocates celebrate budget investments for long-term care, nursing facilities
Wolf, a Democrat who leaves office in January 2023, touted the 2022-22 spending plan’s investments in long-term care and nursing facilities.
Surprise – your kids may be nervous about ditching the mask | Opinion
Emphasizing and modeling empathy and respect for others can go a long way toward helping kids feel less anxious.
Pa. nurses could soon see debt relief. What to know before the application deadline
More than 6,000 program applicants submitted a request for relief.
Not everyone is male or female: The debate over sex designation, explained | Analysis
Variations in genital anatomy happen more frequently than you might think; they occur in 0.1 to 0.2% of births annually. In the U.S., that’s about 4,000 to 8,000 babies each year.
Pa. to allocate $6.5M in federal relief to support, retain nursing industry
The COVID-19 Nursing Workforce Initiative aims to recruit and retain Pennsylvania's nursing workforce.