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‘Serious lung injuries’ tied to vaping draw state Health Department inquiry

Centers for Disease Control reports six deaths and more than 450 cases nationwide.
By Brett Sholtis

Skin cancer prevention still a struggle among Latinx communities in the Philadelphia region

Though white people are more at risk to develop skin cancer, people of color are more likely to be diagnosed once the cancer is more advanced.
By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Free overdose-reversing drug naloxone will be distributed this month across Pennsylvania

The drug will be available at 95 locations across the state on Sept. 18 and 25.
By Brett Sholtis

Pennsylvania gets $55.9 million to help people living with opioid addiction

Funds have been used for a wide range of services, such as providing medication-assisted treatment, hiring care workers and helping people with things like housing, transportation and employment.

By Brett Sholtis

Pa. counties encouraged by landmark J&J opioid decision in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma ruling could prompt more pharmaceutical companies to settle.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

What counts as saving a life? United States v. Safehouse kicks off

“You can only do that so many times before you think something has to change.”
By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Experts: Stop blaming mental illness for mass shootings

To some people, the act of indiscriminately shooting people is by itself evidence of mental illness. However, groups such as the American Psychological Association and the National Association for Mental Illness say that’s not true.

By Brett Sholtis