Health Care

Sep 11, 2023

Interns to explore health care careers at Reading Hospital

High school interns at Reading Hospital began their exploration of health care careers Monday. 


Sep 11, 2023

From Stubborn to Statin: A Cholesterol Journey

“A statin?” I huffed. “For me?”  

Sep 6, 2023

Highmark program realizes more than $3B in avoided cost savings

Highmark Inc.’s program to reduce hospital admissions and emergency department (ED) visits has seen more than $3 billion in avoided cost savings since 2017. 


Sep 4, 2023

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month: Most Survive Diagnosis, but Challenges Remain

The American Cancer Society estimates that 43,720 new cases of thyroid cancer will be diagnosed this year, with women accounting for more than 70% of those cases


Sep 1, 2023

Using technology to improve health care experiences and lower costs

Technology solutions increasingly allow partners in the health care model to improve care access and outcomes while reducing costs

Aug 30, 2023

Amusement company agrees to change admission policies after complaint at Pa. location

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General’s office secured an agreement with a global amusement company to provide equal access to residents with disabilities.

Aug 29, 2023

Lauded by Dems, lambasted by Republicans, IRA marks one-year anniversary

The Inflation Reduction Act's one-year anniversary has brought close examination on its effects in Pennsylvania.

Aug 28, 2023

Percentage of people without health insurance in the Lehigh Valley drops

The rate of Lehigh Valley residents under age 65 without health insurance fell between 2020 and 2021, according to data released by the Census Bureau.

Aug 28, 2023

Caron program aims to help lawyers overcome addiction

Lawyers as a group suffer addiction at a rate two to three times higher than the average population.

Aug 24, 2023

State agency sounds alarm on rise in maternal morbidity

Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) analysts have found an alarming rise in severe maternal morbidity among patients hospitalized in the state for a delivery from 2016 through 2022.  

Aug 22, 2023

Experts: Solving health care inequities takes shift in culture

Navigating today’s health system can be difficult, especially for those who face cultural, religious or diversity barriers.  

Aug 22, 2023

Help may be on the way to alleviate Pa. nursing crisis

Pennsylvania is moving to implement the Nurse Licensure Compact by allowing nurses with multistate licenses issued by 40 other states and territories to practice in Pennsylvania.