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COVID-19 highlights rural health care disparities in Pennsylvania

Health care resources in rural Pennsylvania are stretched thin.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Hand-sanitizer exposures up at Pittsburgh, Philly poison control centers. Effects are mild.

“They almost always are either intentionally or accidentally drinking it."
By Sarah Boden/WESA

Allegheny Health Network starts drive-through testing for COVID-19

“[Patients] will remain in their vehicles for the duration of the collection process. We really want to minimize congregation, in waiting in lines and waiting rooms."
By Sarah Boden/WESA

Breast milk might hold key to better infant intake of medicines

Unlike formula, breast milk contains stem cells that can transform into any type of cell in the body.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Updated: March 9, 2020 | 2:59 pm

Highmark, UPMC picking up the bill for COVID-19 testing

UPMC said it wants to remove barriers that might delay and prevent patients from receiving “appropriate diagnosis and treatment in this challenging time.”
By Sarah Boden/WESA

To preserve medical resources in case of coronavirus, people told to get flu shot

The more people vaccinated against the flu, the less the disease circulates, and the more medical resources are available to potential patients with coronavirus, which has no vaccine.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Western Pa. health systems say they ‘remain vigilant,’ ready for coronavirus

“We are proactively trying to find cases. We’re not waiting for them to become one in front of us and become obvious.”
By Sarah Boden/WESA

Threat of coronavirus in Allegheny County is low, but preparations underway for potential outbreaks

"There's no way to know with any certainty when we're going to see transmission here."
By Sarah Boden/WESA

‘They have slowly poisoned the public school system’ — school board calls for charter funding overhaul

Currently, publicly funded charter schools operate independent from the city school district and receive a student’s tuition money from the student’s home district.
By Sarah Boden/WESA

Class action settlement delivers $2 million to residents living near Clairton Coke Works

The settlement stipulates that U.S. Steel put $6.5 million towards environmental improvement projects at the facility.
By Sarah Boden/WESA
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