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4/5/2017

Department of Health Unveils First Prostate Cancer Task Force Report on the State of Prostate Health in Pennsylvania
 
Harrisburg, PA - Today, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced the availability of the Prostate Cancer Task Force Report, which outlines recommendations for improving the health of Pennsylvania men. 'The task force was created to study a very important issue that impacts many Pennsylvanians,' Secretary Murphy said. 'The findings of this report will allow us to better educate and support individuals and their families who have or are at risk for this disease.' In 2015, through Act 66, the Prostate Cancer Task Force was created to develop prevention and education strategies to address prostate cancer in the commonwealth. The task force is staffed by prostate cancer experts from across the state and those who have been personally impacted by prostate cancer. The report provides recommendations and suggested actions for improving prostate health in Pennsylvania.
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4/5/2017

Pittsburgh woman charged with bilking seniors out of $295,000 in Jamaican Lottery Scam
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the arrest of a Pittsburgh woman on charges that she played a key role in bilking senior victims throughout the country out of $295,000 in a Jamaican Lottery Scam. The victims thought they were paying taxes on their winnings in the lottery; instead, their money was being routed to scam artists in Jamaica
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4/4/2017

Secretary of Health Celebrates Public Health Week by Highlighting the Importance of Telehealth in Improving Health of Rural Pennsylvanians
 
Today, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy and Penn State Hershey Stroke Center Co-Director Dr. Ray Reichwein recognized National Public Health Week by demonstrating a simulated telehealth appointment in the Capitol.
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4/4/2017

Secretary of Health Celebrates Public Health Week by Highlighting the Importance of Telehealth in Improving Health of Rural Pennsylvanians
 
Today, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy and Penn State Hershey Stroke Center Co-Director Dr. Ray Reichwein recognized National Public Health Week by demonstrating a simulated telehealth appointment in the Capitol.
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4/4/2017

ON THE FRONT LINES: Battling Heroin and Opioid Crisis
 
Two months in office, Attorney General Josh Shapiro today provided an update on the Office of Attorney General's actions so far in battling the heroin and opioid epidemic claiming thousands of Pennsylvanians' lives every year.
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4/4/2017

Governor Wolf Praises Continued Use of Easton Plant for MLB Manufacturing
 
Governor Tom Wolf today joined Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and others to announce the continued use of Majestic's Easton plant to manufacturer apparel for the MLB by Fanatics and Under Armour. This morning, VF Corporation announced that it was selling Majestic to Fanatics.
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4/4/2017

Governor Wolf Praises Continued Use of Easton Plant for MLB Manufacturing
 
Governor Tom Wolf today joined Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and others to announce the continued use of Majestic's Easton plant to manufacturer apparel for the MLB by Fanatics and Under Armour. This morning, VF Corporation announced that it was selling Majestic to Fanatics.
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4/3/2017

PA Treasurer Joe Torsella Announces Opening of ABLE Accounts to Help Individuals with EligibleDisabilities Save for Future Expenses
 
HARRISBURG - PA Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced the opening of the Pennsylvania Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) Savings Program that provides tax-exempt accounts for individuals with qualified disabilities and their families, during an event at the state Capitol with more than 200 disability advocates, their families, state lawmakers and US Senator Bob Casey, sponsor of the federal legislation.
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4/3/2017

PA Office of Victim Advocate Commemorates National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 2-8
 
Commonwealth Victim Advocate Jennifer R. Storm was joined by several crime survivors, representatives from the District Attorney's Association, and the Crime Victim Alliance of PA who rallied at the state Capitol today to kick off National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW), April 2-8, 2017.
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4/3/2017

PA Office of Victim Advocate Commemorates National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 2-8
 
Commonwealth Victim Advocate Jennifer R. Storm was joined by several crime survivors, representatives from the District Attorney's Association, and the Crime Victim Alliance of PA who rallied at the state Capitol today to kick off National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW), April 2-8, 2017.
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4/3/2017

PA Treasurer Joe Torsella, US Senator Casey Announce Opening of ABLE Accounts to Help Individuals with Eligible Disabilities Save for Future Expenses
 
PA Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced the opening of the Pennsylvania Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) Savings Program that provides tax-exempt accounts for individuals with qualified disabilities and their families, during an event at the state Capitol with more than 200 disability advocates, their families, state lawmakers and US Senator Bob Casey, sponsor of the federal legislation.
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4/3/2017

Wolf Administration, PennDOT, Pa. Turnpike Commission, Association of Pennsylvania Constructors Promote Work Zone Safety, Host Statewide Workers' Memorial
 
The Wolf Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the Association of Pennsylvania Constructors today gathered to kick off Work Zone Safety Awareness Week - which runs through April 7 and honor lives lost - by hosting PennDOT's statewide Workers' Memorial in Harrisburg.
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4/3/2017

Wolf Administration, PennDOT, Pa. Turnpike Commission, Association of Pennsylvania Constructors Promote Work Zone Safety, Host Statewide Workers' Memorial
 
The Wolf Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the Association of Pennsylvania Constructors today gathered to kick off Work Zone Safety Awareness Week - which runs through April 7 and honor lives lost - by hosting PennDOT's statewide Workers' Memorial in Harrisburg.
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3/30/2017

Wolf Administration Announces Workers' Comp Insurance Rate Cut, Further Lowering Cost of Doing Business in Pennsylvania
 
Wolf Administration cabinet secretaries for the Insurance Department and Labor & Industry today announced Pennsylvania businesses will see another cut in workers' compensation insurance rates while maintaining benefit levels for injured workers.
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3/30/2017

Wolf Administration Announces Workers' Comp Insurance Rate Cut, Further Lowering Cost of Doing Business in Pennsylvania
 
Boyertown, PA -Wolf Administration cabinet secretaries for the Insurance Department and Labor & Industry today announced Pennsylvania businesses will see another cut in workers' compensation insurance rates while maintaining benefit levels for injured workers.
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