Growing vaccine hesitancy is just a small part of a broader rejection of scientific expertise that could have consequences ranging from disease outbreaks to reduced funding for research that leads to new treatments. “The term ‘infodemic’ implies random junk, but that’s wrong,” said Peter Hotez, a vaccine researcher at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. “This is an organized political movement, and the health and science sectors don’t know what to do.”
U.S. senators pledged Thursday to press for more funding to research long COVID-19 during a hearing that highlighted patients suffering from the diagnosis as well as experts studying its impacts.
In Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Allegheny County passed their own paid sick leave laws.
Nationally, a sharp uptick in emergency room visits and hospitalizations for covid-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, began in mid-December and appears to be gaining momentum.
Pennsylvania ranks 23rd among states for the overall health of Pennsylvanians in a new America’s Health Rankings report by the United Health Foundation.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Wednesday it will hear oral arguments and decide whether broad access to the abortion pill can remain legal across the United States.
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Despite the clear benefits, doula services are not currently covered by Medicaid, something the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and industry groups are hoping to change.
Alzheimer’s disease is the eighth leading causes of death in Pennsylvania, prompting state officials to educate the public on the condition and other related disorders.
Three state lawmakers announced this week the creation of the Black Maternal Health Caucus in an effort to find legislative solutions to Pennsylvania’s high rates of Black maternal mortality and morbidity.