Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Vape shop
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Pat Loeb
January 08, 2020 - 3:45 pm
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has pulled cigarette sale permits from 149 stores — the first enforcement action under beefed-up rules to prevent tobacco sales to minors. Read more here.
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Vaccine
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Mark Abrams
October 31, 2019 - 1:54 pm
More than 3,000 School District of Philadelphia students may be barred from their classrooms, starting Monday, if they fail to deliver proof that they have received all of their state-required shots. Read more here.
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AIDS Walk Philly
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Molly Daly
October 12, 2019 - 6:45 am
There's still time to sign up for next Sunday's 33rd annual AIDS Walk in Philadelphia, which raises funds and awareness for people living with HIV and AIDS. Read more here.
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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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health food
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Hadas Kuznits
September 29, 2019 - 4:30 am
The Philadelphia Food Justice Initiative will pour $180,000 into six start-ups that help neighborhoods with food-based health initiatives.
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Fresh fruits and vegetables on shelf in supermarket
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Hadas Kuznits
September 18, 2019 - 3:04 pm
A report out this month that measures Philadelphia's food retail environment shows that, while there have been improvements in accessibility to fresh, healthy foods, stores that sell those items are outnumbered by those that sell unhealthy food and products.
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Hepatitis A vaccine
Nikki Boliaux
Andrew Kramer
August 01, 2019 - 6:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Health officials in Philadelphia have declared a public health emergency over the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak. Health care providers and agencies in the city have been told to help vaccinate people who are most at risk for the virus , including people who use drugs...
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Hepatitis A vaccine
Nikki Boliaux
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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Dentist.
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Antionette Lee
March 25, 2019 - 8:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia health officials are urging patients at dentist practices in the city to get tested for HIV and other diseases. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is warning patients of Trieu Family Dental Clinics to get tested for HIV, hepatitis C and...
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Vials of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
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Kim Glovas
March 15, 2019 - 5:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — According to Temple University, confirmed cases of the mumps have risen to 49, and an additional 37 cases are possible. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health, working with Temple University Student Health Services, said 46 of the cases are in Philadelphia, and...
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