Williamsport, Pa. – Oh baby! UPMC Williamsport welcomed Destiny, the hospital’s first baby of 2021, on Friday, Jan. 1, at 5:42 p.m.
Williamsport, Pa. – The Lycoming County Coroner’s Office has obtained a refrigeration unit from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) in anticipation of needing more space than the morgue at UPMC Williamsport can provide.
Muncy, Pa. – The State Correctional Institute at Muncy has 207 inmates who have active cases of COVID-19, according to the dashboard on the Department of Corrections (DOC) website. Currently, 16 staff have active cases of COVID-19.
Turbotville, Pa. – Warrior Run School District has managed to keep COVID-19 case numbers down, thanks to mitigation efforts and a partnership with Geisinger Health System.
Pittsburgh, Pa. -- In a historic moment that many hope will mark the “beginning of the end” of the pandemic, UPMC today vaccinated several front-line health care workers—including nurses, a doctor, a transporter, and others—with the first doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. It is anticipated…
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania recently safeguarded 2,710 acres on 32 farms in 17 counties through the state’s nation-leading Farmland Preservation Program. In 2020, the state board, in collaboration with county boards, preserved 177 farms and 14,727 acres of farmland across the commonwealth.
Danville, Pa. – Geisinger hospitals are nearing capacity, as positivity rates of COVID-19 show no sign of slowing down any time soon.
Essaar Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of lot 200528303 of Soho Fresh 70% Rubbing Alcohol in 33.81 oz. clear plastic bottles. FDA tests found that the alcohol was contaminated with methanol, which can cause severe side effects, especially in children.
Williamsport, Pa. – The COVID-19 vaccine has been rolling out under the state Department of Health's plan: in phases 1a, 1b, and 1c.
Danville, Pa. – Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI), in partnership with the Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence (ACCE), is offering an online training program for professionals and family members who care for people on the autism spectrum.
Lewisburg, Pa. – Community Health and Wellness at Evangelical Community Hospital is again offering a drive-through Narcan distribution event at the Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness, 120 Hardwood Drive, Lewisburg on Wednesday, January 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and again from …
Danville, Pa. – Geisinger’s health care heroes are now receiving their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Wednesday morning, exactly 21 days since vaccine doses first were given within the health system, employees returned and rolled up their sleeves to get their second dose.
Many of us started 2020 with resolutions and looking forward to the year ahead. Well, we all know 2020 just wasn’t what we thought it would be. After a year of uncertainty and stress, it is time to focus on the positives and plan for a healthy and happy you in 2021. As we kick off the New Ye…
Washington, D.C. – Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. is expanding a November recall of Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (a generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets). The tablets contain unacceptably high levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), exceeding the FDA's limit of 96 ng/day.
Harrisburg, Pa. – Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today announced the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 variant, SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7, in Pennsylvania. The confirmed case is in Dauphin County. This variant is the same one that was first discovered in England in December.
University Park, Pa. — Restaurant closures, supply chain disruptions, and employment changes have altered people’s eating habits to varying degrees this year. Research shows that people have had a hard time maintaining their weight. People who are looking to lose weight may want to consider …