Workers lack protections when wildfire smoke makes the air dangerous
A report by the National Academy of Sciences concluded that 'too many workers are left unprotected' from wildfire smoke.
Over-the-counter birth control would be a game changer | Opinion
By Sonali Kolhatkar A federal advisory committee has unanimously recommended that the Food and Drug Administration allow the sale of Opill, an over-the-counter birth control pill. Coming amid a widespread assault on reproductive health care, this could be a game-changer. Margery Gass, an advisory committee member and an emerita professor of medicine at the University of Cincinnati, told The Washington […]
Q&A: Pa. House Health Committee Chairperson Dan Frankel
The Allegheny County Democrat spoke ahead of the Greater Pittsburgh Healthcare Summit.
Here’s what happens if we cure America’s loneliness epidemic | Opinion
It would make us healthier, fitter and less likely to abuse drugs.
Mental health respite facilities are filling care gaps in more than a dozen states
They offer a short-term, homelike environment for people who are experiencing a mental health crisis but don't need immediate medical care.
Pa.’s Boyle, Fitzpatrick back bill to study, prevent lung cancer in women | Thursday Morning Coffee
'Every eight minutes, an American woman loses her life to lung cancer,' U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-2nd District, said.
White House rolls out strategy to battle deadly drug mixture of fentanyl and xylazine
The street drug known as 'tranq' has taken a deadly toll in Philadelphia, the Capital-Star has previously reported.
Science activism is surging. This is why | Opinion
They're now speaking out on political and social issues related to their research and in solidarity with other social movements.
Meet the people deciding how to spend $50B in opioid settlement cash
State councils, as unique as the states are from one another, wield immense power over how the cash is spent.
Johnson and Johnson bankruptcy claim is a ruse to limit liability, cancer victims say
The New Jersey-based pharmaceutical giant, faces paying billions of dollars to resolve lawsuits filed by people who say they got cancer from its products.
Report: 58% of underage Pa. residents carded, served booze anyway in 2022 | Thursday Morning Coffee
There were 9,220 alcohol-related crashes in Pennsylvania in 2021, up from 7,700 in 2020, according to a newly released report.
Medical Exiles: Families flee states amid crackdown on transgender care
Missouri, Florida, and Texas are among at least 20 states that have limited components of gender-affirming health care for trans youth.