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US expected to authorize mix-and-match COVID booster shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster shots this week in an effort to provide flexibility for those seeking to maintain protection against the coronavirus. The upcoming announcement by the Food and Drug Administration is ...

Geisinger hosting final Super Saturday flu clinics

DANVILLE – It’s not too late to get your flu shot – the best defense against getting the virus. Geisinger is hosting its final Super Saturday Flu Vaccine Day on Saturday, Oct. 16 for patients and Geisinger Health Plan members ages 3 and older. October is the perfect time to get your flu ...

Life Flight turns 40 program has served 75,000 people and counting

DANVILLE — Geisinger’s Life Flight program hit a few milestones this year, celebrating its 40th anniversary and serving more than 75,000 critically ill or injured patients. Jerry Splitt, Life Flight’s program director, has been a flight nurse since 1993 and figures “I’ve touched ...

Merck asks US FDA to authorize promising anti-COVID pill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Merck asked U.S. regulators Monday to authorize its pill against COVID-19 in what would add an entirely new and easy-to-use weapon to the world's arsenal against the pandemic. If cleared by the Food and Drug Administration — a decision that could come in a ...

UPMC offers $55 mammograms

UPMC is offering $55 mammograms for those with no or limited insurance coverage. Appointments are limited. Candidates are asked to call the number for the location most convenient to them, and to mention $55 mammograms when scheduling an appointment. Mammograms must be paid by cash or ...