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Police Seek Woman Who May Have Come In Contact With Rabid Raccoon

Authorities in a suburban Philadelphia township are asking for help locating a woman who may have come in contact with a rabid raccoon.


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UPDATE: Health Officials Confirm First Human Cases Of West Nile Virus In Pa., NJ

Health officials in New Jersey and Pennsylvania confirmed the first human cases of West Nile Virus of the year on Friday.



NJ Makes Health Experts Available To Residents With Safety Questions After Hurricane Sandy

The NJ Department of Health is making public health experts just a phone call away for those with questions about food and water safety following the hurricane.


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Department Of Health Reports Additional Cases Of New Flu Strain In Pennsylvania

There are two confirmed cases and one probably human case of influenza due to a new strain of the flue known as H3N2v, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.


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Student Vaccination Rates Up Around Country

Data from the Centers for Disease Control shows that parents are getting their kids vaccinated before school starts.


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3 Local Nursing Homes Awarded For Excellent Service

State Department of Health spokeswoman Holli Senior says too often facilities are mentioned when they do something wrong and are rarely praised for doing things correctly.


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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.


No State License for Short Summer Camps in Pa.

It turns out that short-term summer day camps like the one in Delaware County where the director was busted for child porn this past week aren’t licensed by the state.