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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comments through the end of this month regarding a proposal which would sharply reduce methane pollution.

THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Insurers could prevent substantial waste by restricting prescription coverage for inappropriate use of ivermectin for COVID-19, according to a research letter published online Jan. 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

As the omicron variant continues to surge, people are spending a lot of time on digital screens for remote work or entertainment. Eye health experts warn overexposure to blue light from screens can take a toll on vision, in both children and adults.

Cold weather comes with winters in Pennsylvania and with the freezing temperatures, windchill, ice, and snow also come an added risk for potential exposure injuries. While some love the winter wonderland, others may want to hunker down in their homes and wait it out until spring. Consider th…


Though COVID-19 cases continue to surge, techniques for case tracking are expected to change. According to Pew Research, public health officials are considering a turn from daily case counts toward reports of severe hospitalizations and deaths—a practice which local hospitals have already adopted.

THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Almost half of U.S. adults report gaining weight during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online in the January issue of Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews.

Balls Mills – Nearly 200 years ago a group of Baptist “Brethren” fleeing persecution in Germany purchased a plot of land near what is now the small village of Balls Mills in Lycoming County and the meeting house they built is still there today. 

This article has been reprinted with permission from the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association. It was originally published on Riverkeeper Reflections.

Harrisburg -- January is National Radon Action Month, and the Department of Environmental Protection is reminding Pennsylvanians to test their homes if they haven't already. Radon is a natural, invisible, radioactive gas that enters homes from the ground. Long-term exposure can cause lung ca…

Winter is here in north central Pa. and as a parent you may be wondering if it’s safe to take your baby outside. The short answer is yes. Babies and parents need fresh air and being outdoors can help your baby acclimate to the seasons while offering a change of scenery that is stimulating an…

Pennsylvania faces a shortage of psychiatrists that children's advocates call "alarming," and they're concerned about the impact it might have on young people whose needs become more intense and could require medication.

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Williamsport, Pa. – UPMC has announced the promotion of Patti Jackson-Gehris to Chief Operating Officer (COO) of UPMC in North Central Pa. and president of UPMC Williamsport, effective Tuesday, Feb. 1.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety communication warning test users, caregivers, and healthcare personnel to stop using the LuSys Laboratories COVID-19 Antigen Test (Nasal/Saliva) and the LuSys Laboratories COVID-19 IgG/IgM Antibody Test.