Pennsylvania Department of Health

Philadelphia International Airport
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John McDevitt
October 11, 2019 - 3:35 pm
Pennsylvania and Philadelphia heath officials are alerting the public that anyone who was at Philadelphia International Airport on two particular days may have been exposed to the measles. Read more here.
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Getting a meal in the hospital.
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Lynne Adkins
October 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
A program at the Pennsylvania Department of Health is changing the way we think of hospital food.
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Vapes
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Hadas Kuznits
October 04, 2019 - 1:36 pm
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed the state's first vaping-related death. Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine says they are keeping the person's identity confidential. She says in addition to this first confirmed vaping death, they are looking into nine confirmed cases and...
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Pa. Deputy Health Secretary Ray Barishansky and members of the Alternative Response Unit discuss the state's push to boost opioid treatment efforts.
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Paul Kurtz
September 25, 2019 - 4:45 pm
The Wolf administration provided free naloxone at nearly 100 locations throughout the state on Wednesday, according to Pennsylvania Department of Health officials who were in Philadelphia to give a progress report on the war on opioids.
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
August 02, 2019 - 12:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's health secretary is reminding families that childen have the month of August to get up to date on their immunizations before they start school in the fall. Dr. Rachel Levine says state immunization rules changed two years ago. She says now parents and...
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Barbecue
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Hadas Kuznits
July 04, 2019 - 1:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Fourth of July is a major barbecue day, but if you don't follow some food safety rules, you could risk getting sick. Nate Wardle with the Pennsylvania Department of Health has some simple recommendations. "The first thing that you want to do is always make sure...
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Hahnemann Hospital
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June 29, 2019 - 2:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As it prepares to close its doors for good, Hahnemann University Hospital says its emergency department will remain open, but it will no longer be accepting trauma patients. The hospital notified the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) on Friday night that...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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Steve Tawa
June 27, 2019 - 2:55 pm
For the latest, read " Hahnemann University Hospital employees march to CEO's home in protest ." ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine has ordered Hahnemann University Hospital and its owners to cease and desist plans to close the hospital, as of Thursday...
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Hepatitis A vaccine
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Kim Glovas
May 21, 2019 - 1:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced an outbreak of hepatitis A in the state, with Philadelphia and Allegheny counties being hit the hardest. In response, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health released its own numbers. Doctor Steve Alles,...
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Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Kim Glovas
May 20, 2019 - 1:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine has joined 22 in declaring a hepatitis A outbreak in Pennsylvania, with nearby counties being hit the hardest. Of the 171 cases reported among 36 counties this year, Levine said Philadelphia and Allegheny counties are...
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