Philly Soda Tax At Forefront Of Health Department Budget HearingThere's been a massive advertising effort both for and against the soda tax proposed for Philadelphia. But, in the end, it will be City Council that decides on it, and there was a glimpse into what members are considering at Tuesday's Health Department budget hearing.
Philadelphia Receives Federal Grant To Help Bring Infant Mortality Rate Number Down In an effort to decrease the number of infant deaths in Philadelphia, a $13.5 million grant has been awarded to two local agencies.
With Weather Cooperating, Philadelphia's Elderly 'Heatline' Keeping Their CoolPhiladelphia health officials have not yet had to activate the city's "Heatline" for a single day, and there have no heat-related deaths.
Former Philly Health Dept. Employee Who Turned To Crime Gets Cut A Break At SentencingThe defendant acknowledges her arrest was the best thing that could have happened to her.
Second Hand Smoke’s Effect On Children Focus Of Health Department CampaignThe City Health Department is launching a new multi-media campaign to reduce the effects of second-hand smoke on children.
Health: Underage & Undercover: City Cutting Down On Stores Selling Tobacco Products To YouthPhiladelphia is cracking down on illegal sales of tobacco products to minors. Smoking is the leading cause of death and disability in Philadelphia. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl visits some violators and reveals the underage and undercover operation.
Problem Of Obesity In Philadelphia School Children Getting SmallerThe Philadelphia Health Department said Thursday the city's school children are getting thinner.
Health: Philadelphia Health Dept. Launches 'She Takes Control' Safe Sex Campaign The Philadelphia Department of Health has launched a new program to get teenage girls to carry condoms. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more.
On HIV Testing Day, Officials Plead For Better Response in PhiladelphiaBlame the perceived stigma and fear, says Terri Clark, prevention services coordinator at ActionAIDS in Philadelphia.
Thousands Arriving In Philadelphia For Diabetes ConventionPhiladelphia will host its largest convention of the year later this week.
Heat Warning Issued For PhiladelphiaThe city of Philadelphia will be under a heat warning Monday and Tuesday.
Philadelphia Health Department Offering Free Flu ShotsFlu season is approaching, and the Philadelphia Health Department is offering free flu immunizations to city residents.