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(Pa. governor Tom Corbett, in file photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Corbett Softens Stance on Medical Marijuana To Treat Childhood Disorders

A Corbett spokeswoman says the governor’s proposal, which would need legislative approval, would represent a tightly controlled, targeted approach.


(Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett.  File photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

US Official Fails To Convince Gov. Corbett To Expand Medicaid Eligibility

Governor Tom Corbett’s meeting with HHS secretary Katlheen Sebelius has not resulted in a change of heart for the governor when it comes to his position on expanding Medicaid eligibility in Pennsylvania.


President Barack Obama is applauded after signing the Affordable Health Care for America Act in 2010.  Credit:  Win McNamee/ Getty Images)

Corbett Decides To Let Feds Set Up Pennsylvania’s Health Insurance Exchange

In late November, Gov. Corbett said he was frustrated about a lack of detail from the feds about the rules regarding health exchanges, which will be clearinghouses in which people can shop for insurance policies.


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West Nile Virus Makes Its Earliest-Ever Seasonal Appearance In Pennsylvania

It’s the earliest detection of the virus in Pennsylvania since the state began monitoring in 2000.


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Man Who Unknowingly Held Rabid Fox In Wayne, Pa. Apparently Avoided Infection

A lab test on the fox confirmed it had rabies, and health officials put out an alert for the man to come forward.


(Gov. Tom Corbett, in file photo.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Gov Signs Tougher Abortion Clinic Rules

A bill that could mean expensive facility and staff expansions for clinics that perform abortions in Pennsylvania became state law Thursday after a bitter fight in the Legislature over how to respond to grotesque conditions discovered at a Philadelphia clinic last year.