Two Respected Commissioners Departing Nutter AdministrationDr. Donald Schwarz (photo) served as health commissioner and Anne Marie Ambrose was the commissioner of human services.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Move Toward Crackdown on 'Pill Mills'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.
Phila. Lawmakers Move Toward Ban of E-Cigarettes in Public PlacesThe city's health commissioner, Dr. Donald Schwarz, said he supports the Council measure which would prohibit e-cigarettes in public spaces.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Examine The Future of Internet-Delivered DoctoringHaving 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.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Push Paid-Sick-Leave Measure Forward AgainAfter a day-long hearing, a Philadelphia City Council committee hasapproved a bill that forces local businesses to offer workers paid sick leave.
Phila. Health Commissioner Announces New Incentives For Smokers Trying To QuitWhile many people try to stop smoking cold turkey, Dr. Donald Schwartz says, your likelihood of quitting for good increases when you have support.
Southeastern Pa. Counties Join To Battle Corbett's Planned Budget CutsAt 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.
Philadelphia Officials Warn State Cuts Will Decimate Mental Health Services HereDr. Donald Schwarz says he has "not seen anything like this before."
'Superheroes' Rally In Philadelphia To Fight Hepatitis BAbout 100 people rallied outside Philadelphia City Hall on Tuesday afternoon, becoming "superheroes for a day" in the fight against hepatitis B.
Winner Of Package Design For 'Philadelphia Condom' Announced"The winner is Michael Bodenberger with the Freedom Condom design," said Mayor Michael Nutter at a City Hall ceremony.
$250 Prize For Designing Philly Specific Condom WrapperThe Philadelphia Health Department is holding a design contest to draw awareness to the importance of condom use.
Philly Boosts Anti-Smoking EffortsIf you are trying to quit smoking then this is your lucky day.