The COVID-19 pandemic intensified the opioid epidemic, according to our new research, which finds that opioid overdoses increased in Pennsylvania in 2020 compared with 2018 and 2019.
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From Formula to Medications and Child Care, Parents Are Being Crushed under a Wave of Shortages
Last summer, when her daughter was still drinking formula, Brittani Roberts often drove from store to store trying to find enough to feed her.
Access and Equity Are Top Priorities for Women’s Health Caucus in 2023–24 Session
Members of the Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus gathered in the Capitol on Wednesday to outline their priorities for the 2023-24 legislative session.
Ultra-Processed Foods – Like Cookies, Chips, Frozen Meals and Fast Food – May Contribute to Cognitive Decline
But ongoing research increasingly indicates that a poor diet is a risk factor for memory impairments during normal aging and increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Vanderbilt Medical Experts: Climate Change Affects Health
An increase in auto-inflammatory diseases, skin conditions and even cancer may result from creeping global climate change, healthcare professionals said during a Monday seminar hosted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center as part of a series on health equity.
Pennsylvania Bird Hunters Cautioned About Bird Flu
Bird hunters are reminded by the Pennsylvania Game Commission to take Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) precautions this season.
New Penn State Medical Center to Serve Residents in Lancaster and York Counties
On Monday October 3rd, 2022, Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center officially opened its doors welcoming patients and serving residents in Lancaster county, York county, and the surrounding region.
Pediatricians Report the Start of This Year’s Cold Season. Here is What to Watch For
With colder weather and in-person schools your kids are much more likely to get sick.
Health Professionals Urge Back-to-School Checkups for PA Kids
The required physical examinations and vaccinations are all about prevention for the more than 1.7 million Pennsylvania students in grades K-12.
Addressing Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality Outcomes in Pennsylvania
The state’s pregnancy-associated mortality rate in 2018 for African American women was 163 per 100,000 live births.