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VIDEO: RISE York cuts ribbon in West Manchester Township
Medical marijuana dispensary RISE York cuts ribbon in West Manchester Township, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018.
Penn State officials confirm case of bacterial meningitis
Penn State University officials say a student is being treated for bacterial meningitis.Health
AP review: Drug prices keep going up despite Trump pressure
President Donald Trump made reducing drug prices a key promise during his election campaign, repeatedly accusing drugmakers of “getting away with murder.” At the end of May, he promised that drug companies woulHealth
WellSpan York Hospital receives national recognition for treatment of heart and lung failure
WellSpan York Hospital has received national recognition for its treatment of adult patients with acute heart or lung failure.Local
Modest premium hikes as ‘Obamacare’ stabilizes
Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get price cuts. That’s the conclusion from an exclusive analysis of the besieged but resiHealth
Experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste
While health authorities recognize fluoride as a cavity blocker, the internet is dotted with claims that fluoride-free toothpaste also prevents cavities.Health
Abortion-rights activists brace for new wave of restrictions
Abortion-rights advocates are intensifying efforts to make it easier for women to get abortions amid a new wave of state-level bans and restrictions expected to occur under a reconfigured U.S. Supreme Court.Health
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Oped: This is the talk to have before college
Navigating mental health issues — your own or a friend's — is a pivotal college experience for many students, but isn't acknowledged as such.
Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds
Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient’s risk.Health
200 million eggs recalled because of salmonella concerns
More than 200 million eggs distributed to restaurants and grocery stores in nine states have been recalled because of bacterial contamination.Health
Study: Stop-smoking drugs Chantix, Zyban pose no heart risks
Two popular stop-smoking drugs are as safe for the heart as nicotine patches and dummy pills, according to research requested by U.S. and European regulators.Health
Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions
Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may.Health
Dentist group puts teeth in push to curb opioid painkillers
The American Dental Association wants dentists to drastically cut back on prescribing opioid painkillers.Health
Overdose deaths fall in 14 states (but rise in Pa.), new figures show
New provisional data released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that drug overdose deaths declined in 14 states during the 12-month period that ended July 2017, a potentially hopeful sign that policies aimed at curbing the death toll may be working.Health
A surprise no one wants: Big medical bill even with coverage
People who wind up in the emergency room or need an ambulance can be blindsided by hefty, unexpected charges. This often happens after patients visit a doctor or hospital outside their insurance network so coverage was limited. Insurance deductibles that reset every January and must be paid before coverage begins can make these invoices even more painful.Health
How best to treat opioids’ youngest sufferers? No one knows
Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments.Health
Medical office slated for plot across from Yorkshire Elementary
Pineapple Investment Properties, LLC of Wrightsville last February submitted a land development plan to township officials.Health
EDITORIAL: So much to live for
The grip of addiction is severe and a single false step can undo months, even years of hard work. Success often requires working a 12-step or other recovery program, and includes finding new ways of looking at — and engaging in — your life.
OPED: Stoners and non-stoners can resist Sessions
Keyboard confessional: I've never smoked pot in my life. I don't care for kush. I hate its smell. Edibles scare me. I can't tell the difference between THC and TBS.
OPED: Use ocean without using it up
The Trump administration announced last week that it would open 90 percent of our coastal waters to oil and gas drilling.
OPED: We are not ready for the flu pandemic
It starts with body aches, chills, exhaustion, headache and fever. Then come congestion, sore throat and cough. It is miserable. It is the flu.
EDITORIAL: Congress must reverse directive on marijuana
The Trump administration’s new directive regarding federal marijuana laws takes more steps backwards than Ginger Rogers in a dance routine with Fred Astaire.
Medical marijuana dispensary in Penn Twp. awaiting state inspection
While Pennsylvania approved its first medical marijuana dispensary as operational, York County’s lone dispensary awaits state inspection.Business
OPED: Make end-of-life decisions now
The incapacitated ill are profoundly disenfranchised, and the manipulation of their bodies is extraordinarily invasive and consequential.
OPED: Opiods are worse for women
The opioid epidemic's impact on women is the latest symptom of gender-based disparities that leave millions of U.S. women in worse health than men.
EDITORIAL: Seven words and the CDC
It would be so much easier if the scientists at government agencies could just say what they mean without worrying about triggering a backlash from the GOP politicians who hold their funding.
OPED: Past time to act on climate change
Slow, imperceptible changes that once are fully recognized, it is too late to do anything about it. This is the danger climate change poses.
EDITORIAL: Pa.’s anti-abortion efforts out of touch
Pennsylvania is not immune to ideologically motivated intrusions on women’s health care.
Study: Proximity to Pa. fracking wells linked to lower birth weight
Over these babies’ lifetimes, their low birth weights raise the likelihood they will suffer poorer health and lower achievement, including reduced earnings and educational attainment.Health
OPED: Another sex crisis: pornography
Nobody is talking about what could be one of the most effective ways to attack the sexual violence problem: Recognizing that pornography consumption is a public health crisis.
EDITORIAL: Politics can’t trump health care
Hard to believe, but after nearly a year of Republican dominance in Washington, low- and middle-income Americans can still purchase relatively low-cost health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
VIDEO: WellSpan York Hospital demonstrates cardiac robot
WellSpan York Hospital demonstrated its cardiac robot on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The robotic arm assists in a PCI procedure, commonly known as stenting, to fix blocked arteries. The hospital started using the robot in mid-July. It is the second generation m
Rise in teen suicide, social media coincide; is there link?
An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link.Health
OPED: Act now to preserve health care for kids
Funding for The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired on Sept. 30 due to the failure of Congress to reauthorize funding for the program.