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December 09, 2022

Holiday Reminder to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

The White House’s infectious disease leaders today urged everyone who is not caught up on their COVID-19 vaccines to make an appointment ahead of the winter holidays.

December 08, 2022

New Opioid Overdose Dashboard Debuts Today

The White House today unveiled a first-of-its-kind dashboard that tracks non-fatal opioid overdoses and other key emergency measures related to the opioid epidemic.

December 07, 2022

5 Insights about Pennsylvania’s Health

Pennsylvania continues to rank among the best states for clinical care, but faces significant challenges when it comes to obesity, drug use, and housing segregation, according to a report released this week.

December 05, 2022

Tracking the Rise of Respiratory Illnesses

Hospitals across the nation reported increases in admissions due to COVID-19 and the flu during the Thanksgiving holiday, with both viruses continuing to trend up late last month.

December 02, 2022

Firearm Deaths Reach Record Levels during 2021

Firearm deaths surged to a 28-year high during 2021 as the U.S. continues to contend with a “firearm mortality epidemic,” according to a new report published in JAMA Network Open this week.

December 01, 2022

The Flu’s Early-Season Comeback

The flu has continued its early-season comeback, as public health leaders in Pennsylvania and around the nation urge people to get vaccinated heading into the winter holidays.

November 30, 2022

U.S. Hospitals Face Continued Financial Strain

The nation’s hospitals have faced “one of the worst financial years on record,” and the pressures continued during October, according to the latest Kaufman Hall flash report.

November 29, 2022

The Staggering Cost of Lawsuits in the U.S.

Tort costs and compensation paid in the U.S. totaled $443 billion, or about $3,621 per household during 2020, according to a new report released this month.

November 28, 2022

Monkeypox Gets a New Name

The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced a new name for the monkeypox virus. The agency will begin using a new preferred term “mpox” as a synonym for monkeypox. Both names will be used simultaneously for a year while “monkeypox” is phased out, the WHO said.

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