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Extra Cleaning Crews Brought In As Possible Norovirus Spreads At Pitt-Johnstown

University of Pittsburgh Johnstown officials have cancelled all indoor campus social events for the weekend as they believe a norovirus may be spreading among students.

03/29/2014

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$415K Given For Asthma Study Of Pittsburgh Kids

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Heinz Endowments has given researchers $415,000 to study whether asthma rates among Pittsburgh Public Schools students are as bad as school nurses say. As many as half of the district’s 26,000 […]

01/21/2014

Potassium Iodide Tablets

Hoping no one will ever need them, the state is making potassium iodide tablets available to people in certain areas.

07/25/2013

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School District Reverses Decision On Attending Prom Without Chickenpox Vaccine

The Norwin School District has reversed its decision and now says they will let 9 students attend the high school prom.

05/10/2013

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Pa. Dept. Of Health Releases Latest Flu Numbers

The flu emergency continues around the country. The latest numbers are out, and the illness continues to spread. In fact, things are worse in Allegheny County than anywhere else in the state.

01/15/2013

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CONSOL Energy Issues Health Alert After Miner’s Death

CONSOL Energy has issued a health warning to 500 of its employees.

01/26/2012

Free Iodide Tablets

The Pennsylvania Health Department is offering people who live near the state’s five nuclear power plants free pills to protect against nuclear radiation. The agency plans to offer four potassium iodide tablets per person at […]

08/10/2011

Website For Problem Gamblers Announced

A website with general information about compulsive gambling has been set up by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The website has tips and advice for how to detect if someone has a gambling problem and […]

01/03/2011