public-health-issues

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Study shows abortion ban may lead to a 21 percent increase in pregnancy-related deaths | Opinion

BY: - May 5, 2022

Carrying a pregnancy to term can be deadlier than having an abortion. That doesn't have to be the future.

Deadly bird flu sweeps states, including Pa., straining farmers | Analysis

BY: - May 3, 2022

Pa.'s first case of avian influenza was confirmed April 16 on a Lancaster County farm.

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Here’s what to know about Black moms’ pandemic struggles and strengths | Opinion

BY: - May 3, 2022

I'm a Black sociologist and a mom. Really listening opened me to this breadth of experience.

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Should you wear a mask on a plane, bus or train? 4 essential reads to help you decide | Analysis

BY: - April 24, 2022

When he was asked whether people should wear masks on planes, President Joe Biden replied: 'That’s up to them.'

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Health insurance coverage for kids through Medicaid and CHIP helps their moms too | Analysis

BY: - April 20, 2022

It contributes to family stability and encourages healthier behavior, researchers found.

Biden administration details new research plan on ‘long COVID’ illness

BY: - April 5, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced plans Tuesday to create a national research action plan that could provide answers to public health officials trying to diagnose and treat so-called long COVID-19. The illness that lasts for months and possibly even years has so far confounded doctors trying to figure out exactly why some people are […]

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Report: Stigma against people living with addiction entrenched in Pa. | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 5, 2022

Hard hit by the opioid epidemic, Pa. residents take a dim view of people struggling with addiction, a new poll has found.

5 questions answered about COVID-19 funding for states that’s still stuck in D.C.

BY: - April 2, 2022

WASHINGTON — Congress remains undecided over how exactly to provide billions more to fight the COVID-19 pandemic as a new variant spreads throughout states and public health officials caution the virus doesn’t show signs of fading away. Negotiators were close to an agreement for about $10 billion in federal spending, but as of Friday, several […]

States scramble to address health worker shortage | Analysis

BY: - March 27, 2022

At least 20 governors have addressed the problem in their state of the state speeches this year.

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How COVID-19 changed the way our health system ‘learns’ and saved lives | Opinion

BY: - March 20, 2022

While this pandemic is not over, we’re already looking ahead to what’s next for our learning health system.

‘The stats are unacceptable:’ Philly panel explores improving Black community health

BY: - March 19, 2022

By Ayana Jones PHILADELPHIA — A panel of public health leaders gathered virtually this week to address the myriad of issues impacting Philadelphia’s community health. The town hall put on by the Urban Affairs Coalition explored how the pandemic has revealed the urgency of addressing health disparities and what makes a healthy community. “We are […]

Pgh study to examine how structural racism affects dementia in city’s Black communities

BY: - March 18, 2022

The RAND Corporation and Pitt study will involve 1,100 residents of the Hill District and Homewood.