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Barb Zablotney of Windber, PA Update

In past newsletters we have introduced you to our participant, Barb Zablotney, that won the 2018 Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania title back in March.This past July, Barb traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan to compete in the Ms. Wheelchair…

7 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Cold Weather

As cold weather approaches, there are several things you can do around the house to make sure you and your family stay warm and safe all winter. These seven steps can ensure your house will be in top shape for whatever winter brings.Protect…

New Testing Instrument Can Diagnose Concussions

Researchers have developed a blood test that can detect mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), commonly called concussions, on the spot and within minutes and requiring only a single drop of blood….Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

Online Voter Registration (OVR)

 Governor Tom Wolf marked the third anniversary of the inauguration of on line voter registration (OVR) in the commonwealth. The reform has made it easier and more convenient for Pennsylvanians to register to vote.Since Aug.…

Resurface PA Initiative 2018

PennDOT has made great progress with its goals to repave work on interstates and attack potholes across Pennsylvania. PennDOT has increased the speed of it work to reach to roads and highways throughout the state that we would not have been…

The Opioid Epidemic

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Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania will receive a $55.9 million State Opioid Response (SOR) grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Wolf administration was highly motivated to acquire…

Hurricane Florence’s Impact in Pennsylvania

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The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency supplemented staffing in the Commonwealth Response Coordination Center to monitor conditions as remnants of Hurricane Florence moved through the state and were ready to respond to resource requests…

Opportunities for People Using SNAP at Farmers Markets

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"A person's diet plays a critical role in a person's development and long-term health outcomes. Nutritious, healthy foods are less expensive than medicine, but can be as effective for preventing or managing some health conditions," says Department…

Medical Assistance Benefits for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD)

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For people with disabilities, finding a job or returning to work can be a challenge. For a long time one of the biggest obstacles to working was health care coverage. Earning too much money meant risking losing health care benefits. However,…

A Victory for People with Disabilities and Seniors

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Governor Tom Wolf said Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court Decision to allow his 2015 homecare executive order to proceed is a victory for seniors and people with disabilities in Pennsylvania. The decision is a victory for seniors, people with disabilities,…

10 Surprising Facts about Cholesterol

September is Cholesterol Month, here are some surprising facts about it!  By Tammy Worth Medically Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MDYou can’t live without it. One out of every three adults has high cholesterol. High cholesterol…

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