healthcare

COMMENTARY

Surprise – your kids may be nervous about ditching the mask | Opinion

BY: - March 4, 2022

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

BY: - February 16, 2022

More than 6,000 program applicants submitted a request for relief.

COMMENTARY

Not everyone is male or female: The debate over sex designation, explained | Analysis

BY: - February 7, 2022

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

BY: - September 29, 2021

The COVID-19 Nursing Workforce Initiative aims to recruit and retain Pennsylvania's nursing workforce.

As fall COVID surge continues, Pa.’s hospitals, healthcare systems feel the strain

BY: - December 11, 2020

The department also confirmed 225 new deaths, bringing the total of COVID-related deaths in Pennsylvania to 12,235. 

With vote to reopen Pa. looming, Pa. Health Secretary Levine again urges caution

BY: - April 14, 2020

In an online news briefing, state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said it could take until this summer before the state is equipped to meet one key prerequisite that's needed to make decisions about reopening the state.

Acknowledging losses, Wolf announces $60M loan program for Pa. small businesses

BY: - March 25, 2020

The Wolf administration says it’s rolling out a new $60 million loan program to help the scores of small businesses that have been hard hit because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program or CWCA, would award loans of up to $100,000 to for-profit businesses with 100 or fewer full-time employees, […]

‘We have to fix this’ Sens. Casey, Collins hear rural home healthcare concerns

BY: - February 12, 2020

The home health care system in rural America needs a facelift. This was the consensus of both lawmakers and a panel of witnesses who testified Wednesday before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.

COMMENTARY

Let’s prioritize Medical assistance for vulnerable seniors  | Opinion

BY: - January 29, 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf and Pa. lawmkaers must make compassionate care for seniors a cornerstone of the coming debate over the 2020-21 state budget.

‘Senate Republicans have a big decision’ to make on impeachment: Five takeaways from our conversation with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey

BY: - October 8, 2019

It’s pretty clear that official Washington is talking about just three things these days: impeachment, impeachment, and more impeachment. But while that happens, some pretty big issues are being left to wither on the vine, as Congress grinds ahead with its investigation of President Donald Trump’s apparent attempt to pressure a foreign leader to investigate […]