Dr. Donald Schwarz
Dr. Donald Schwarz (photo) served as health commissioner and Anne Marie Ambrose was the commissioner of human services.
A City Council committee has approved a bill that gives new powers to the city’s health department to identify and shut down operations that dispense prescription drugs without medical necessity.
The city’s health commissioner, Dr. Donald Schwarz, said he supports the Council measure which would prohibit e-cigarettes in public spaces.
Having a doctor’s appointment over the Internet, via Skype or similar services, may be more common in a few years, according to local health care experts who testified today at a City Council hearing on the future of telemedicine.
After a day-long hearing, a Philadelphia City Council committee hasapproved a bill that forces local businesses to offer workers paid sick leave.
While many people try to stop smoking cold turkey, Dr. Donald Schwartz says, your likelihood of quitting for good increases when you have support.
At issue at the Philadelphia City Council hearing was the governor’s plan to consolidate social service funding into “block grants” while shrinking the level of funding by about 20 percent.
Dr. Donald Schwarz says he has “not seen anything like this before.”
About 100 people rallied outside Philadelphia City Hall on Tuesday afternoon, becoming “superheroes for a day” in the fight against hepatitis B.
“The winner is Michael Bodenberger with the Freedom Condom design,” said Mayor Michael Nutter at a City Hall ceremony.
The Philadelphia Health Department is holding a design contest to draw awareness to the importance of condom use.
If you are trying to quit smoking then this is your lucky day.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia health officials testified today that HIV and AIDS remain pervasive problems in the city, particularly among lower income families. City Council looked at the issue today, and the committee hearing included […]