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Cybersecurity threats have launched national and local responses as the public faces a growing amount of scam calls, identity fraud, and other privacy invasions. As the public faces cybersecurity threats, legislators are considering economic impacts, while leaders in the field are offering t…

Washington, D.C. -- The Drug Enforcement Administration's popular Prescription Drug Take Back Day returns this Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout the country. During this time, free and anonymous disposal of unwanted medications will be available at over 4,000 drop-off locat…

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The FDA, CDC, and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections linked to whole, fresh onions.

Hearing aids are not just for elderly populations; some 37 million Americans experience symptoms of hearing loss. New technologies can help people to obtain a hearing aid without official physician approval. 

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The ongoing scientific developments of COVID-19 vaccines continue to produce questions amongst researchers, physicians, and the public. Hospitals look to the FDA and CDC to administer new health practices, including the most recent focus of conversation — booster doses.

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Today is now Indigenous People's Day, by federal proclamation, but today is also the federal holiday of Columbus Day. A federal holiday impact federal workers, but policies on the proclamation are up to state and city officials. 

Pittsburgh, Pa. -- At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations adapted their services to an online format, if possible. Even hospitals joined the trend, offering virtual patient care. The UPMC health system has been recognized for their advanced technology use this past year. 

Washington, D.C. -- Over the course of August and September, working in concert with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) seized 1.8 million fentanyl-laced fake pills and arrested 810 drug traffickers in cities, suburbs, and rural…

Starting October 1, single use plastic bags will no longer be allowed in Washington State, continuing a trend that is gaining momentum in certain regions of the country. Oregon, California, Maine, Vermont, New York, Connecticut and Delaware have also done away with single use plastic bags.

Washington, D.C. -- The FDA's Oct. 4 authorization of an over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 antigen test, the ACON Laboratories Flowflex COVID-19 Home Test, adds to the growing list of tests that can be used at home without a prescription. 

Danville, Pa. -- New medicare plans will be implemented in 2022, but customers should preview them now. Medicare’s annual enrollment period begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7, 2021. During this time, Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their current coverage for 2022.

Harrisburg, Pa. -- State leadership is strategizing for the short- and long-term effects of COVID-19 on educational instruction. The departments of Education, Health, and Transportation discussed the state's plans on anticipated vaccine rollout for children aged 5-11 and COVID-19 testing in …