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988 crisis hotline scheduled to be widespread soon — faces challenges

Almost all Americans should be able to able to dial 9-8-8 on their phones in the future if they are someone close to them is in a crisis.

By Scott LaMar/WITF

Transforming Health: LGBTQ+ Health

LGBTQ+ individuals will break down the acronym and talk about what it means to them. They’ll also shed light on mental health and why folks in the LGBTQ+ community are more likely to face a mental health condition or experience suicidal thoughts.

By Christina Zeiders

LGBTQ+ health in the spotlight during Pride Month

Access to and affordability of healthcare is a major concern for LGBTQ people and there are some unique challenges as well.

By Scott LaMar/WITF

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Why the disparity in Black maternal health?

Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than White women

By Scott LaMar/WITF

Traveling nurses fill shortage of RNs for hospitals

Many hospitals are turning to traveling nurses.

By Scott LaMar/WITF

What is the role for nurse practitioners in Pa.?

The advent of the Nurse Practitioner profession in the 1960’s was intended to expand health care options for people living in underserved communities. Since then, the number of practitioners has grown exponentially, along with their influence in healthcare. 

By Merideth Bucher/WITF

Is progress lost in the fight against COVID-19?

Positive cases continue to rise as the highly contagious Delta variant moves through Pa. communities

By Merideth Bucher/WITF

Florida Governor digs in against mask mandates while the state sets infection records

Florida leads nation in new COVID cases

By Merideth Bucher/WITF

Study finds that exercise with weight training promotes fat burning

Muscle cells and fat cells both advantaged by resistance moves

By Merideth Bucher/WITF