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October 25, 2022

The Return of RSV Explained

Hospitals in Pennsylvania and across the country are monitoring an earlier-than-usual arrival of RSV and its potential to strain hospital capacity.

October 18, 2022

Senate Committee Advances Health Care Legislation

The state Health and Human Services Committee today advanced a series of relevant proposals for the health care community, including initiatives related to pharmacy benefit contracts and oversight of staffing agencies that contract with long-term care facilities.

October 10, 2022

Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose Decline
Hospitalizations for opioid overdose decreased about 27 percent from 2016 to 2021, according to a new report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4). The research...

October 05, 2022

The Early Response to the Updated COVID-19 Booster

Public awareness about the updated COVID-19 booster shot was “modest” during September, with a third of all U.S. adults reporting that they had received the updated shot or were planning to get it as soon as possible.

September 29, 2022

What to Know: Avoiding a Flu Comeback this Winter

Precautions to prevent COVID-19 also have helped to reduce the spread of the flu, and public health leaders are urging everyone to take action to continue the positive trends this winter.

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