Department of Health – Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation

July 20, 2016 at 3:01 pm | Local, State

In a continued commitment to transparency throughout the development and implementation of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today provided an update on accomplishments, gave a preview of pending activities, and highlighted the need for physician participation. “The department is being very thoughtful and thorough in our approach to developing and […]

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Public Health Preparedness Recommendations For The DNC

July 20, 2016 at 11:58 am | Local

From July 25 to July 28, the City of Philadelphia will host the Democratic National Convention (DNC), the formal nominating event for the Democratic candidates for President and Vice President. During the week of the convention, several events are planned to take place throughout the City and there is the potential for additional demonstration, marches, […]

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Resolutions Solicitation for 2016 PAMED Annual Meeting

July 11, 2016 at 11:50 am | Local, Medical Society

Do you have any concerns or problems that are affecting your ability to practice medicine? One of the most direct ways for you to get involved is to submit a resolution to the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s House of Delegates (HOD) through the PCMS delegation. It’s important that PAMED knows the difficulties we physicians face in […]

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PDPH Advisory – Increase in Shigellosis Infections

July 5, 2016 at 1:47 pm | Local

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) has detected a significant increase in the number of shigellosis reports received over the past 6 months (Figure 1, below).  Cases are being identified throughout the city but are most concentrated in West Philadelphia (Figure 2, below).  Approximately 45% of the 2016 cases are in children aged 5 years […]

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