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Pennsylvania and New Jersey Are the Worst States for Lyme Disease

You might want to make sure you’re checking for ticks this summer. Recently released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Pennsylvania […]

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Dive Bar Oscar’s Tavern Is Closed for Health Violations

Bad news for lovers of Oscar’s Tavern: You’ll have to find somewhere else to grab a beer and a cheesesteak-and-a-half for now. The city’s Department of […]

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The Philly Doctors Who Will Soon Be Able to Recommend Medical Marijuana

Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program is moving along. Just last week, we told you the state had launched its patients and caregivers registry, meaning that you are […]


Wolf: Let’s Test All Pa. Kids Under 2 for Lead

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to test every infant in Pennsylvania for lead. In a statement released on Wednesday, Wolf called on state lawmakers and the Department of […]


West Nile Virus Infection Reported in Montco

The Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Environmental Protection jointly announced on Tuesday that the presence of West Nile Virus has been detected in an unidentified Montgomery […]