Health

Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, lawyer for the LGBT civil rights group Lambda Legal
Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, lawyer for the LGBT civil rights group Lambda Legal (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 29, 2018 - 9:46 am
Military service. Bathroom use. Job bias. And now, health care.
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Prescription Medicine
April 29, 2018 - 9:31 am
A Pennsylvania opioid tax bill was introduced in 2015.
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Pills
Robert Mangino
April 27, 2018 - 5:01 pm
The numbers are startling. Four out of five new heroin users started with painkillers. 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is meant to reduce those numbers.
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Romaine Lettuce
Steve Campbell/Houston Chronicle via AP
April 27, 2018 - 2:20 pm
The food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has spread to three more states.
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Workers plant romaine lettuce
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren
April 27, 2018 - 11:50 am
Romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona, apparently became contaminated with E. coli bacteria. At least 84 people in 19 states, including Pennsylvania, have gotten sick.
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Juul
(Courtesy of Juul Labs via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 5:07 pm
Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators.
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Chuck Schumer
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 20, 2018 - 3:25 pm
The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the growing political acceptance of pot.
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Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Jennifer Bloodworth
April 17, 2018 - 7:01 pm
Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine approved the recommendations of the state Medical Marijuana Advisory Board Monday, including allowing medical cannabis as a treatment for opioid addiction and withdrawal.
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Doctors Surgery
April 17, 2018 - 11:27 am
In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient — who is now doing well and even spent a recent weekend in Brittany.
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Credit: Commonwealth Media Services
Robert Mangino
April 16, 2018 - 1:35 pm
Governor Wolf has signed a bill intended to improve judges’ ability to evaluate the threat posed by defendants in domestic violence cases.
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