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Here’s how the state is spending a $56M grant to address opioid addiction

Housing for people with opioid use disorder tops the list of spending from the federal grant to address opioid addiction in Pennsylvania.
By Brett Sholtis

Pa. Health Department declares Hepatitis A outbreak, cause unknown

Philadelphia and Allegheny counties have seen the highest concentrations of cases
By Brett Sholtis

Three medical marijuana changes being considered

"Law enforcement needs some training, but we need the assistance of the Department of Health."
By Brett Sholtis


Pennsylvania AG sues Purdue Pharma, noting sales reps’ role in opioid crisis

The lawsuit asks that the defendants forfeit all profits tied to OxyContin prescription in Pennsylvania, pay for the cost of the trial and pay civil penalties from $1,000 to $3,000 for each violation of consumer protection law.

By Brett Sholtis

Counties fight plan to nix Medicaid behavioral health model

Combining programs for mental and physical health would help patients and save taxpayers money, Phillips-Hill said. However, It would do away with a program that allows counties to apply for funds for behavioral health projects.

By Brett Sholtis

Yes, there are a lot more Lyme disease-carrying ticks in Pa. today: Penn State study

Pennsylvania has had the highest number of Lyme disease cases in the U.S since 2000.
By Marcus Schneck, PennLive

Veterans with PTSD train service dogs to take back control of their lives

Dog T.A.G.S. teaches veterans to train their own service dogs. Other than the cost of caring for the dog, there is no cost to the veteran.

By Keira McGuire

Kids of first responders find calm, security in the company of horses

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy in Northeast Philadelphia is known for adapting horseback riding for children and adults with physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities.

By Trenae Nuri, WHYY

Drop-in centers are a key mental health resource, but some counties lack them

Across the commonwealth, counties face challenges to getting drop-in centers up and running, and keeping them funded.

By Brett Sholtis
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