Dr. Ron Voorhees

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Officials Take Quick Action After Legionella Detected At Nursing Home

When a female resident at York Commons was diagnosed last month with pneumonia caused by legionella bacteria, county officials tested a water sample from the a senior citizens’ high-rise in Lawrenceville. The results forced them into action.


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Seniors Line Up For Free Flu Shot In Homewood

The Allegheny County Health Department is getting involved to spread the word about the flu shot.


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Local Health Official Weighs In On NYC’s Sugary Drink Ban

Dr. Ron Voorhees, the acting director of the Allegheny County Health Department, stood outside his office with a bottle of pop in his hand to show us how drink sizes have gotten bigger over the years.


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Health Department Issues Notice After Bacterial Meningitis Death

The Allegheny County Health Department has issued what it terms a “rare public-health notice” following a local man’s death from bacterial meningitis.


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Measles Outbreak In Europe Puts U.S. Health Officials On Alert

A big measles outbreak in Europe has health officials watching for any concerning patterns here.