In the Philadelphia region, 332,507 people live within a mile of one of 70 superfund sites filled with chemically contaminated concoctions, an Inquirer analysis of EPA and demographic data shows.
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This is not an epidemic that is conspicuous, where people are covered in protective gear. These are mothers separated from their newborns or organ donors whose time had come far too soon.
Are those of us who want, expect, or even request opioid medications doing something wrong? Should we see each medical encounter for pain as an opportunity to be part of the solution to the opioid crisis?
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these "superagers" to uncover their secret.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania State University has announced it will start equipping on-campus officers with naloxone, an opioid overdose antidote.
Those plans have made people more sensitive to health-care prices, but it's not easy to find out in advance what a procedure will cost.
New Jersey's attorney general will create a new office aimed at combating the opioid crisis - creating "opioid response teams" of police and recovery specialists and a database to share opioid statistics among state agencies, among other initiatives.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - State health officials have confirmed the third death of a New Jersey child associated with the flu this season.
"Pennsylvania could be the center of medical cannabis research for the country, given the way the state program is setting up," one executive said.
The shroud of mystery around health care costs has hidden from many consumers the fact that prices vary widely, even for relatively straightforward services such as an MRI.
Virtua is building a $23 million health and wellness center in Camden.
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