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At a time when more younger people are struggling with mental-health issues, older Americans say they have fewer depression symptoms than elders of earlier generations, according to a new University of Pittsburgh study.
A month after federal regulators pledged to release its secret list of poor-performing nursing homes, officials echoed what the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said five weeks ago — that the report would be coming “soon.”
Hunger-Free Pennsylvania Executive Director Sheila Christopher is happy 1,300 Westmoreland County seniors take advantage of the food boxes available each month through the group’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program, or CSFP.
Carol Storez of West Newton gets out of the house often enough. But at 87 years old, she’s not exactly ready to hop on a Huffy and pedal around Cedar Creek Park in Rostraver.
People in the Mon Valley ages 65 and older are experiencing fewer depression symptoms than previously reported.
Youth 16-24 years old who have experienced homelessness or housing instability ("couch surfing") are invited to apply to become members of a Youth Action Board. This is a paid opportunity. Please see flyer for details and application.
Experts Tuesday called for doctors to keep an eye out for cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a serious illness that mostly affects young children and causes paralysis.
If you’re a woman 65 or older, a bone density test is recommended.
The Summer 2019 Inside Line Newsletter is now available online. The Inside Line is a Newsletter is Published every other month by the Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging, Westmoreland County Commissioners and Pennsylvania Department of Aging
A proposed state change local officials said could devastate Westmoreland County’s paratransit system for low income and elderly riders has been delayed.
During their time in Greensburg, the Fullwoods oversaw the expansion of several Salvation Army programs, including Pathway of Hope, Love in a Backpack and the Back 2 School Bash.
A day after UPMC and Highmark reached a 10-year pact, patients across Western Pennsylvania are awaiting answers on precisely what the unexpected deal between the nonprofit health giants means for them.
The Westmoreland Behavioral Health Administration provided grant funds for the renovation because of the needs in both Fayette and Westmoreland counties; Highlands responded to the administration’s search to create the extended stay unit.
Awaiting one of her regular exercise workouts on the University of Pittsburgh’s upper campus, 70-year-old Julie Murphy winced when describing forgetful moments that have begun plaguing her in a way that never occurred decades ago.
Mary Bach of Murrysville was recognized recently for her work in consumer advocacy, by a group of Westinghouse retirees dedicated to community service.
Phone scammers posing as state Department of Revenue employees are targeting senior citizens and people with disabilities in an effort to obtain people’s bank information, according to the state agency.
Laurel Highlands Autism Speaks Walk will be held at Idlewild & Soak Zone’s Storybook Forest this year.
The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services plans to announce a special enrollment period for about 1,300 of Highmark’s Medicare Advantage members in Western Pennsylvania who have visited UPMC facilities in the past three months.
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania has decided to hire from within to replace its retiring CEO.
When Emily Christian-Michaels went to UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh for a regular scan at 20 weeks pregnant, she didn’t expect to get hit with a $1,900 bill.
Pregnancy can be a strong incentive to stop smoking.
The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania continues to set records in the number of people it helps.
At least a quarter of a million Medicare beneficiaries may receive bills for as many as five months of premiums they thought they already paid.
Funded by a roughly $12,000 grant from the FR Panther Foundation, special-education students now produce ornaments, magnets and FR-branded drink-ware that has been sold to staff as well as the public at the recent Festival of the Arts.
Months after announcing the policy, UPMC has reversed course and now says it will not require Highmark Medicare Advantage members to pay in advance for services once consent decrees linking the two organizations expire July 1.
The federal government will release an updated list of the nation’s most troubled nursing homes monthly, officials with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said.
The Penn Area Library will “explore the universe” with its summer reading program, running from June 3 to July 27
Pennsylvania is moving to take over the online health insurance exchange that’s been operated by the federal government since 2014, saying it can cut health insurance costs for the hundreds of thousands who buy the individual Affordable Care Act policies.
Most people over 65 eventually will need help with daily living tasks, such as bathing, eating or dressing.
After spiking for more than a decade, the rate of Pennsylvania newborns hospitalized for drug withdrawal at birth leveled off and remained stable for the last two years, a new report reveals.
The federal government for years has kept under wraps the names of hundreds of nursing homes around the country found by inspectors to have serious ongoing health, safety or sanitary problems.
A recent analysis by the Pittsburgh-based Jewish Healthcare Foundation finds that just 50 percent of eligible Pennsylvanians receive assistance from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC.
One in four Pennsylvania kids who drink underage get the alcohol from their parents, according to a report released Thursday by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
Understanding the dangers of online predators, guiding online behaviors, monitoring activity and keeping kids out of places like chat rooms and social networks can help protect them from online predators....
A new program that aims to reduce youth homelessness in Armstrong, Indiana, Washington and Westmoreland counties is looking for volunteers to provide host homes.
Childhood and death shouldn’t go together, but they often do. That reality is prompting a movement within Westmoreland County to increase services for children grieving the death of a loved one — whether from suicide, an opioid overdose or natural causes
According to the CDC, dults born between 1957 and 1967 should be revaccinated, as early vaccines were less effective than the vaccine available after 1967.