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Health Dept. opens flu vaccine clinic

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) will begin offering seasonal flu and high-dose flu immunizations starting on Tuesday Oct. 10. The vaccines will be available at the walk-in immunization clinic at 425 First Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA...

 

WIC families urged to redeem checks for free produce soon

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is reminding Women, Infants and Children (WIC) families to pick up their Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks. They will be available through September 29 or until the FMNP checks run out....

 

Free dental clinic open to those in need of care July 28

Adults and children who need, but cannot afford, dental care are welcome at a free, two-day dental clinic Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29 at the A.J. Palumbo Center. Hosted by Face2FaceHealing, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, co-founded by Karen...

 

Community conversation on mental health at UrbanKind

Steel Smiling will hold six community conversations on mental health during 2017 in partnership with the UrbanKind Institute. The first conversation will be on June 7 from 6-8 p.m. at UrbanKind Institute, 212 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210....

 

Allegheny County Health Dept. releases results of latest behavioral health survey

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) has announced the results of the newest county-wide behavioral health survey will be available on its website, www.achd.net. Using responses from 9,000 randomly-selected residents, this data will help...

 

Health care center has history on the Hilltop

In mid-June 2002, the Beltzhoover Citizens Community Development Corporation (BCCDC) and the Hilltop Community Health Care Partnership it had formed, contacted the Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Center (...

 

Concussion awareness event March 7

State Reps. Bill Kortz and Harry Readshaw, both D-Allegheny, in conjunction with the Baldwin Football Boosters, are cosponsoring a concussion prevention and management seminar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 in the LGI Room at Baldwin High School, 4653...

 

Poverty status influences trends of chronic medical conditions

Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC have shown how poverty status influences the prevalence of three common chronic medical conditions: asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD...

 

Free education series for family caregivers offered

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is offering a free six-week education series, Powerful Tools for Caregivers. This series is for nonprofessional caregivers and is designed to educate caregivers on how to...

 

Mercy Parish Nurse program will host community nursing preparation course

The Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program, part of Pittsburgh Mercy and Trinity Health, serving in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, will host “Foundations of Faith Community Nursing,” a five-day preparation course that offers...

 

ACHD clinic moves to Downtown

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is moving its Immunization Clinic from its current location on Forbes Avenue in Oakland to the fourth floor of the Hartley-Rose building in downtown Pittsburgh at 425 First Avenue. The new location is...

 

Free hearing health talk at Market House

Zounds Hearing of South Hills is scheduled to do a free Hearing Health Talk at the South Side Market House Senior Center on 12th Street on November 30 at 10 a.m. Topics include types and causes of hearing loss, styles of hearing aids and how they...

 

Dispose of unwanted prescription drugs on Take Back Day

On Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration will be hosting the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. In addition, Amsler Pharmacy, 818 E. Warrington Avenue in...

 

Penna countys' task force examined inmates with mental illness, addiction

The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) has announced findings and recommendations from a Comprehensive Behavioral Task Force Report detailing the critical issue of alternatives to incarcerating mentally ill and substance abusing...

 

Open house at Mount veterans clinic

Join the staff at Hilltop Community Health Center on Friday, Aug. 26 at 1 p.m. for the PATH Clinic Open House, inside the old South Hills High School at 151 Ruth Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15211. The Pain Alleviation and Trauma Healing (PATH) clinic...

 

Mercy Parish Nurse Program to offer 'foundations of faith nursing' prep

The Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program, part of Pittsburgh Mercy and Trinity Health, serving in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, will host “Foundations of Faith Community Nursing,” a five-day preparation course that offers...

 

WIC families urged to redeem farmers market checks for produce

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is reminding Women, Infants and Children (WIC) families to pick up their Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks. They will be available through September 30 or until the FMNP checks run out. The...

 

Drug disposal kiosk, Narcan now available in Allentown

Amsler Pharmacy has installed a drug disposal Take Back Kiosk at its’ East Warrington Avenue location. This kiosk will provide a safe and convenient way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescriptions, including controlled substances, at...

 

Health Department unveils new placards

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) has unveiled new placards which will be on display in food establishments in the county. The new design features a QR code which provides a quick link...

 

Limits increased for WIC program

Income limits for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program have increased. The new 2016-17 income limits for eligibility start with an annual gross income of $21,978 for a family of one; $29,637 for two; $37,296...

 

New acupuncture/laser clinic for veterans to open in health center

In support of an innovative clinic to help local Veterans, representatives from the Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council received a check for $1,000 from McKees Rocks Rotary. The Pain Alleviation and Traumatic Healing (PATH) clinic will offer...

 

Free oral health screenings at Family Health Center

Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center, Pittsburgh Mercy’s integrated health care home and primary care center, welcomes the public to attend “Healthy Teeth, Healthy Bodies!” a free community health and wellness event will take place, rain or...

 

One hookah smoking session delivers 25 times the tar of a single cigarette

As cigarette smoking rates fall, more people are smoking tobacco from hookahs—communal pipes that enable users to draw tobacco smoke through water. A new meta-analysis led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine shows that hookah...

 

Digital eye strain cause by overexposure

The average U.S. worker spends seven hours a day on the computer either in the office or working from home and the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 2015 American Eye-Q survey reports 58 percent of adults have experienced digital eye strain...

 

Allegheny County registers 246 opioid overdose deaths in 2015

In Allegheny County, the most significant component of overdose deaths is due to opioids which include illegal drugs such as heroin, as well as prescription medications such as oxycodone, methadone and fentanyl. According to the Office of the...

 

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