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US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year

NEW YORK — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday. That estimate far eclipses the high of about 72,000 drug overdose deaths reached the previous year and amounts to a 29% increase. “This is a ...

Free HIV, STI testing still available in Williamsport area despite pandemic

Even through a pandemic, AIDS Resource, located on West Third Street, has been helping HIV positive clients and community members with not only scheduled free HIV and STI tests but also at home HIV testing kits through the 10 counties the Resource serves from Lycoming and Clinton to Union. At ...

UPMC pediatrician: Help your kids beat the heat

The lazy days of summer are here in north central Pennsylvania which sunny, warm days full of activities for kids taking advantage of their summer breaks. During the hot summer months, it’s important to know how to keep kids safe. What are Heat Injuries? When summer temperatures reach ...

UPMC Williamsport’s Stroke Center earns advanced achievement

UPMC Williamsport has achieved Stroke Gold Plus, an advanced level of recognition acknowledging hospitals for consistent compliance with the embedded quality measures. This recognition is presented by The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke ...