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 Health    May 19, 2015 

Mercy Health System offering free screenings

Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System’s family medicine primary care physician practice, will mark its third anniversary in the community with a free health fair on Thursday, May 21 from noon to 4 p.m. at 249 South...

 
 Health    May 5, 2015

Health Dept. launches web tools to help understand area health

As part of its ongoing efforts to be more data driven, the Allegheny County Health Department has launched two web-based tools that are available at www.achd.net. Both the Allegheny Community Indicators (ACI) dashboard and a comprehensive Community...

 
 Health    May 5, 2015

AAA offering free series for caregivers of older adults

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services’ Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is offering a free education series for caregivers of older adults. This series is for nonprofessional caregivers and is designed to help them gain an understanding of...

 
 Health    April 7, 2015

Study shows each hour watching television increases diabetes risk

A well-known lifestyle intervention already proven to increase physical activity levels and decrease weight has now been shown to successfully reduce participants’ time spent sitting and watching television, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate...

 
 Health    March 31, 2015

Retreat for faith community nurses

The Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program, part of Pittsburgh Mercy Health System and Trinity Health, serving in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, will host “Joy of the Resurrection: A Reason to Celebrate,” an overnight,...

 
 Health    March 10, 2015

Handling stress workshop at Trinity Church

Trinity Lutheran Church, 601 Brownsville Road, Mt. Oliver, will hold a “Handling Stress” Workshop on Saturday, March 21. Guest speaker is Kathleen Hays from New Horizon Counseling Center. She will be explaining what everyone can do to relieve...

 
 Health    February 17, 2015

Trinity Lutheran Church will hold Heart Health Month event Feb. 21

Trinity Lutheran Church at 601 Brownsville Road, will host a “Heart” Health Month event on Saturday, Feb. 21. Information will be provided to help improve health and make everyone aware of the signs of an unhealthy heart. A free lunch will be...

 
 Health    February 3, 2015

Health Department, Healthy Start join to extend helping hours

The Allegheny County Health Department’s Maternal and Child Health Program and Healthy Start, Inc. will collaborate to extend the department’s free breastfeeding advice helpline hours for new mothers. The extended hours were made possible...

 
 Health    February 3, 2015

Health care basics for taxpayers under the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act requires that a taxpayer and each member of their family either has qualifying health insurance coverage for each month of the year, qualifies for an exemption , or makes an individual shared responsibility payment when...

 
 Health    January 27, 2015

Trinity Lutheran Church will hold Heart Health Month event Feb. 21

Trinity Lutheran Church at 601 Brownsville Road, will host a “Heart” Health Month event on Saturday, Feb. 21. Information will be provided to help improve health and make everyone aware of the signs of an unhealthy heart. A free lunch will be...

 
 Health    January 6, 2015

Early blood glucose control extends lifespan in people

People with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose soon after diagnosis are likely to live longer than those who do not, a recent report led by a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigator revealed....

 
 Health    January 6, 2015

Commission makes recommendations on preventing violence and promoting community mental health

The Public Health Commission on Preventing Violence and Promoting Community Mental Health recently completed the work it was charged with in May of 2013, presenting a full report including recommendations and action steps to County Executive Rich...

 
 Health    December 16, 2014

Health Department urges health care workers to get vaccinated against the flu

The Allegheny County Health Department is urging all health care workers in Allegheny County to get vaccinated against influenza. Vaccination against the flu will help to protect not only health care workers but also their patients. Health care...

 
 Health    October 21, 2014

Health Department, officials discuss county's preparedness for Ebola

Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Karen A. Hacker joined Chief Alvin Henderson of Allegheny County Emergency Services and Jim Gill, acting executive director of the Allegheny County Airport Authority to talk about the county’s...

 
 Health    October 21, 2014

Health Department will hold a District 12 community meeting

The Allegheny County Health Department will a community health meeting Wednesday, Nov. 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Brashear High School, 590 Crane Avenue, Beechview, for Allegheny County Council District 12 which includes: Banksville, Beechview,...

 
 Health    September 30, 2014

Free flu shots will be available at UPMC Walk-In Primary Care

UPMC Walk-In Primary Care Clinic will offer free flu shots beginning October 1 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., while supplies last. Flu shots are recommended for most adults, especially those over age 65, or those with...

 
 Health    September 16, 2014

Health Department influenza now clinic open in Oakland

The Allegheny County Health Department has opened its influenza vaccination clinic at 3441 Forbes Avenue, Oakland. The clinic will offer influenza vaccine, while supplies last, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and...

 
 Health    September 9, 2014

Mayor reminds parents of free health care enrollment resource for children

Mayor William Peduto’s Healthy Together enrollment campaign, made possible through a $200,000 grant from the National League of Cities (NLC), partnered last week with the United Way of Allegheny County and Ready Freddy to reach families at...

 
 Health    August 12, 2014

Free cataract, eye screening at LifeSpan

LifeSpan’s Knoxville Community Resource Center is hosting a Free Eye and Cataract Screening conducted by the Cataract & Laser Institute of Pennsylvania on Friday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. This event is sponsored by the Central Elizabeth Lions Club....

 
 Health    August 12, 2014

WIC families urged to redeem checks

As National Farmers Market Week is celebrated August 3 – 9, the Allegheny County Health Department is reminding WIC families checks for the Pennsylvania Farmers Market Nutrition Program are still available, while supplies last, and must be used bef...

 
 Health    August 5, 2014

WIC increases limits

The Allegheny County Health Department has announced income limits for its Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program increased on July 1. The income limits, based on family size, went up by 1.2 percent to 1.5 percent....

 
 Health    June 3, 2014

WIC families to get produce checks

The Allegheny County Health Department is offering free produce through the Pennsylvania Farmers Market Nutrition Program again this summer as part of its Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Food Program. Women who are pregnant,...

 
 Health    May 20, 2014

Comment on Health Dept. restaurant grading plan

The Allegheny County Board of Health is seeking public comments on a proposed restaurant grading plan and revisions to the Health Department’s food safety regulations. The comment period runs for 30 days, ending June 12. The restaurant grading...

 
 Health    April 8, 2014

UPMC collecting expired drugs on Take Back Day

Public is invited to turn in their unused, unwanted and expired medications for safe disposal during Take Back Drugs Day at a number of UPMC facilities on Friday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop-off prescription medications including both contro...

 
 Health    March 4, 2014

Special need registry launched to assist responders

Allegheny County has launched an online Special Needs Registry that allows residents with physical, mental health or intellectual disabilities to provide information to the Department of Emergency Services. The voluntary information may then be...

 

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