Middleburg -- Snyder County is now one of 13 counties participating in the Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative (LETI), a program that helps sufferers of substance use disorders enroll in treatment. The assistance is provided through local law enforcement including sheriffs, probation office…
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.
State College, PA – Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health, Keara Klinepeter, will visit the state’s COVID-19 testing site in Centre County today at 1:45 p.m. to encourage people to get tested when needed.
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.
Williamsport, Pa. – The Lycoming County United Way is taking a trauma-informed approach to vaccine hesitancy in its fight for health, education, and financial stability at every scale of community.
The Northcentral region of Pennsylvania is no different from the rest of the country or the globe when it comes to exploding COVID cases, with numbers rising above the December 2020 peak.
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.
Harrisburg, Pa. – Troopers with the PA State Police seized $72,004,713 worth of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamines, and other illicit drugs throughout 2021, including $9,557,561 in the fourth quarter, according to a PSP news release.
This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new treatment for osteoarthritis in cats, marking the first time a monoclonal antibody drug has been FDA approved for treatment of animal diseases.
Baltimore, Md. – Last week, a groundbreaking medical operation made headlines across the globe: a pig-to-human heart transplant. The global medical achievement leads back to northcentral Pa., as the lead surgeon is a Bucknell University alumni.
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.
St. Marys, Pa. -- This week, representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Pennsylvania State Police, St. Marys Police, and the Highway Safety Network came together to discuss the importance of preparedness in avoiding crashes or becoming stranded in wintery conditions.
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.