Health Department

City Council Puts Bed Bug Problem Under MicroscopeThere was plenty of squirming in City Council chambers this morning, as lawmakers convened a hearing on the vexing problem of bed bugs.
Mayor Nutter Wants Local Stores To Stop Selling CigarettesMayor Nutter says there's no conflict between city schools getting millions from the new $2-a-pack tax on cigarettes, and the Health Department's effort to convince local stores to stop selling cigarettes.
Rabid Bat Confirmed In Clementon The Camden County Health Department has been notified that a bat removed from a yard in Clementon has tested positive for rabies.
Drexel University Releases New Statement On Suspected Meningitis DeathThe Philadelphia Health Department tells CBS 3 its laboratory has determined that the isolate is serogroup B. This is the same serotype that sickened Princeton University students last year.
Sandy Rebuilding Poses Mosquito Risk In New JerseyRebuilding after Superstorm Sandy raises the risk of more mosquitoes in New Jersey.
Doctor Says Don’t Raise Volume Level Past 75 New York City is putting together a quarter-million-dollar social media campaign warning teens about the health risks of listening to loud music through their headphones. A local expert gives us an "earful" about that.
City Councilman Introduces Regulations Regarding Horse OwnershipA Philadelphia city councilman insists he's not horsing around in introducing new regulations to cover when a resident keeps a horse at their house.
Rabid Bat Captured In Montgomery CountyThe Montgomery County Health Department confirmed on Tuesday that the rabid bat was captured at a home on the 700 block of Mill Creek Road in Gladwyne.
Health Officials Investigate New Strain Of Influenza That Sickened Pennsylvania ChildHealth officials are investigating a new strain of influenza that has sickened a Pennsylvania child.
Philadelphian Hospitalized In Connection To Contaminated Ground TurkeyThe Pennsylvania Health Department says one person from Philadelphia has been hospitalized with salmonella as part of the national recall of contaminated ground turkey.
Philadelphia City Council Approves Measure Requiring Stores Selling Tobacco To Get A PermitShops that sell tobacco in Philadelphia will soon have to fork over $50 for a permit.
Report: Atlantic City Casinos Failing To Enforce Smoking BanAtlantic City and casino officials are mostly failing to enforce the measure that bans smoking on most areas of casino floors, according to a published report.