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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 drop in opioid prescriptions
Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it might.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
VIDEO: Pleasant Acres rehab gym, staff encourage growth and stability
"If this place wouldn't be here, who knows where I'd be," said Pleasant Acres resident Robert Brenner, 73. Brenner is recovering from a stroke.
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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
OPED: Counties need state support for priorities
Counties need the state and federal government to commit full funding that recognizes our mutual commitment to serve our citizens across all human services programs.
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.
Medical credit cards can mean aches and pains for patients
Few people look forward to a trip to the doctor or dentist, especially if they’re not sure how they will pay for it.Health
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.
Volunteers sought for senior safety program
Within the last 10 years, 735 home/play deaths, a number of which were slips and falls involving the older population, were reported by the York County Coroner's Office.News
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
York County workshops have the keys to healthy aging
The YMCA in Eastern York is holding weekly workshops on healthy aging in January and February.News
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.
York leaders welcome Trump opioid declaration, but would like more funding
In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged to "overcome addiction in America," declaring the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in U.S. history. While York County leaders in fighting the opioid crisis locally appreciated the declaration, they also expressed concern that, with funding merely redirected and not increased, the change will do little to help them combat the epidemic here.Health
Officials say Trump’s opioid emergency won’t mean new money
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump’s plan to declare the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency won’t bring new dollars to fight a scourge that kills an estimated 142 Americans each day, but will expand access to medical services in ruraHealth
Trump to tackle opioid addiction in White House speech
President Donald Trump is poised to deliver a major speech Thursday on fighting the opioid epidemic, the deadliest drug crisis in U.S. history.Health
Rise of the Rest winner monitors heater-cooler issues first identified in York
Madris Tomes, winner of a $100,000 investment for her medical device report monitoring company, actively monitors issues with heater-cooler devices.Health
OPED: Take action against sexual harassment
Both Tom and I are heartbroken yet inspired by all the Americans and Pennsylvanians saying #MeToo this past week.
Memorial Health Fund grants $274,000 to 11 York County health programs
Memorial Health Fund allocated $274,000 in grant funds to 11 York County health programs in an effort to focus on York's youngest to oldest residents.Health
York JCC seminar aims for ‘stress-free existence’
Soft music and a cool mist of essential oils invited new arrivals into a second-floor room that was minimally lit by dwindling window light and a PowerPoint presentation.Health
OPED: MPG regs: good, bad — or other?
What do the CAFE and Clean Power Plan regulations have in common? They both limit carbon-derived pollution, also helping with energy independence (ideally partly via plug-in cars).
Trump to issue stop-payment order on health care subsidies
In a move likely to roil America’s insurance markets, President Donald Trump will “immediately” halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to persuade Congress to unravel for months.Health