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PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

| January 15, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed on Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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The Medical Minute: Despite Low Profile, Zika Remains High Concern

The Medical Minute: Despite Low Profile, Zika Remains High Concern

| January 15, 2017

HERSHEY, Pa. – Even though the Zika virus hasn’t been in the news as much lately, it remains a serious public health concern.

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Pennsylvania State Police Mark National AMBER Alert Awareness Day

Pennsylvania State Police Mark National AMBER Alert Awareness Day

| January 14, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania State Police recognized AMBER Alert Awareness Day on Friday at Troop H headquarters in Harrisburg. AMBER Alert, the national early warning notification system for abducted children marks its 21st year in 2017.

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Adult-Onset Diabetes, Shows Marked Increase in Pediatric Population in PA

| January 14, 2017

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Private health insurance claim lines with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis more than doubled in the pediatric population (ages 0 to 22 years) from 2011 to 2015, increasing 109 percent, according to data from FAIR Health, a national, independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance […]

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Rural Americans at Higher Risk of Death from Five Leading Causes

Rural Americans at Higher Risk of Death from Five Leading Causes

| January 13, 2017

ATLANTA, Ga. (EYT) – A new CDC study demonstrates that Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from five leading causes than their urban counterparts.

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Pennsylvania Farm Show in Full Swing

Pennsylvania Farm Show in Full Swing

| January 13, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – The 101st Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show is in the home stretch with events set to wrap up Saturday evening.

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Officials Hold Roundtable Discussion on Risks of Senior Prescription Drug/Opioid Use

Officials Hold Roundtable Discussion on Risks of Senior Prescription Drug/Opioid Use

| January 12, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Wednesday, Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne hosted a roundtable discussion with older Pennsylvanians and public officials regarding the risk of prescription drug/opioid use as it relates to seniors.

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High School Students Invited to Apply for a Free Trip to Washington, D.C.

High School Students Invited to Apply for a Free Trip to Washington, D.C.

| January 11, 2017

PARKER, Pa. (EYT) — Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) believes tomorrow’s leaders are today’s youth and is again sponsoring a group of high school juniors to attend Youth Tour 2017 from June 11-16. Youth Tour is an all-expenses paid, once-in-a-lifetime chance for youth to bond with fellow students, meet elected officials and experience the nation’s capital. More than 1,500 students […]

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Pennsylvania Lottery Offers Tips to Avoid Newly Reported Scam

| January 11, 2017

MIDDLETOWN, Pa.  — In the wake of a newly reported email scam, the Pennsylvania Lottery is again cautioning consumers to be wary of emails, phone calls and social media messages from scammers posing as a “claim officer” or “claim agent”.

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Ahead of Future Winter Storms, Governor Wolf, PennDOT Stress Safety, Preparedness

Ahead of Future Winter Storms, Governor Wolf, PennDOT Stress Safety, Preparedness

| January 11, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – As the winter season continues, Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) are urging motorists to prepare their vehicles and take time to familiarize themselves with winter safety laws as part of Winter Driving Awareness Week, running through January 14.

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