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Health Officials: Lab Test Results Negative For Measles In Potential Case In Delaware And Philadelphia Counties

The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Friday that lab test results came back negative in a potential case of measles in Delaware and Philadelphia counties that was announced earlier this week.

01/02/2015

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Health Department: Confirmed Cases Of Flu In Pa. Rising Rapidly

Officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Health say at least 11 people have died of the flu so far this year.

12/29/2014

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Pa. Health Department Ending Free Flu Shots For Schoolchildren

Letters are going out to parents from various school districts in the Commonwealth saying that, due to federal budget cuts, free influenza vaccines will no longer be available.

09/12/2014

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Penn State Brandywine Campus Holds Free Flu Clinic

The Pennsylvania Department of Health in partnership with the Delaware County Council hosted a free flu clinic at the Penn State Brandywine Campus.

02/01/2014

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Tips To Keep Yourself Safe From Ticks, Lyme Disease

This is a bad time of the year for ticks and Lyme disease, but there are preventative measures you can take to protect yourself.

11/04/2013

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2012-13 Flu Season Is Worst In A Decade, Say Area Health Officials

There were 23,000 flu cases verified in Pennsylvania as of March 23rd, and officials say most cases are not lab-verified.

04/01/2013

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Pa. Department Of Health Planning To Close Some State-Run Health Centers

The Pennsylvania Department of Health wants to close roughly half of the state-run health centers across the Commonwealth, but the Greater Philadelphia area won’t feel the impact, for now.

03/09/2013

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PennDOT To Use Educational Video In Hopes Of Increasing Organ Donors

In an effort to increase the number of Pennsylvanians who are organ donors, PennDOT has installed video monitors at some driver’s license centers to educate the uninitiated.

02/16/2013

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Flu Outbreaks May Be Moderating in Pennsylvania

The coughing and the body aches continue, as the flu continues to spread across the country.

02/01/2013

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Pennsylvania Seeing More Flu Cases, Fewer Hospitalizations

There were 5,059 flu cases across Pennsylvania last week, up from 4,256 cases the previous week.

01/15/2013

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Area Health Care Workers Encouraged To Get Flu Shot

The Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania along with the Pennsylvania Department of Health have a campaign underway encouraging health care workers to get their flu shots.

01/13/2013

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Penn Medicine Receives Grant For Asbestos Study In Ambler

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Associate Professor Dr. Fran Barg says Ambler has been profoundly affected by mesothelioma.

11/23/2012

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CDC Data Shows More Parents Are Getting Their Kids Vaccinated

Parents in Pennsylvania and around the country are getting the message, that childhood vaccinations are worthwhile.

08/26/2012

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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.

04/26/2012

Most people get vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella all at once.

Infants, Those Not Vaccinated Are At Highest Risk For Measles

This is not anything that should cause a panic. What we’re really trying to do is raise awareness that measles is out there and that it’s a concern. So, if you start to develop symptoms, then you have to recognize those symptoms and make sure you get checked out by your doctor.

07/27/2011

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