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Girls on the Run Berks offering Flexible Programming this Fall

Girls on the Run of Berks County has opened registration for the 2020 Fall season at https://www.gotrberks.org. Teams are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and the season...

Eating Disorders Among Youth are Increasing, Support Needed for Recovery

Harrisburg, PA - Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine today joined members of the legislature and eating disorder advocates to raise awareness about the prevalence of eating...

PA Health Issues New Travel, Mask Order, and Testing Guidelines

As Pennsylvania experiences a resurgence of COVID-19 cases with significantly higher daily case counts than in the spring and hospitalizations on the rise, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel...

COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing Site Opening in Exeter Walmart Parking Lot

A COVID-19 drive-thru testing site will open next week in the Walmart parking lot in Exeter Township. The site is supported by Walmart, eTrueNorth and state and...

Local Hospitals Welcome First Babies Born in 2021

Two local families welcomed little ones into the world early morning January 1st. At 3:22am, a baby boy named Maverick was born at Lehigh Valley Health Cedar Crest...

Mobile COVID-19 Response Unit ‘CATE’ Visits Reading YMCA

PA Health in partnership with Latino Connection, Highmark Blue Shield and the Independence Blue Cross Foundation announced in August the first-in-the-nation COVID-19 Mobile Response Unit to provide...

Department of Health Launches Campaign to Prevent Children from Vaping

Harrisburg, PA - As the number of young people using e-cigarettes increases throughout Pennsylvania and nationally, the Department of Health today launched a new campaign aimed at helping...

Tower Health Revises COVID-19 Visitation Policy

Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, Tower Health has updated the visitor policies at its hospitals. Effective November 27, 2020, no visitors, except those deemed...

St. Joseph Volunteer Services Director says Thanks with Hand-Sewn Masks

While working from home during the early days of Penn State Health St. Joseph’s response to COVID-19, Barbara Moyer, director of volunteer services, struggled with a faulty...

St. Joseph Hospital Earns ‘A’ Grades for Patient Safety

All three Penn State Health hospitals earned top marks for patient safety on The Leapfrog Group’s semi-annual safety ranking report card. Holy Spirit Medical Center, the Milton S....
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