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Former Employee of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School Charged with Institutional Sexual Assault

| July 27, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office yesterday announced criminal charges have been filed against a former employee of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School accused of the sexual assault of an international exchange student.

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The Medical Minute: New Therapy Often Successful at Controlling Tics

| July 24, 2016

HERSHEY, Pa. – When Dr. Laura Duda goes into an elementary school classroom, she can usually spot one or two children who have a tic – a rapid, involuntary movement or sound such as sniffing, blinking their eyes or scrunching their faces.

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Office of Attorney General Joins Lawsuit to Block Aetna’s $37 Billion Proposed Acquisition of Humana

Office of Attorney General Joins Lawsuit to Block Aetna’s $37 Billion Proposed Acquisition of Humana

| July 22, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office today joined the U.S. Department of Justice and attorneys general from seven other states and the District of Columbia in filing a lawsuit to block Aetna’s proposed acquisition of Humana.

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Department of Transportation Commends Local Officials for Embracing Transit-Service Efficiencies

Department of Transportation Commends Local Officials for Embracing Transit-Service Efficiencies

| July 21, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – As a result of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) efforts to reduce costs, the Crawford Area Transit Authority started running Venango County’s fixed and shared ride services July 1.

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APSCUF: Negotiators Discuss Distance Education, But No Major Progress On Contract

| July 20, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Distance education was the focus of negotiations Tuesday between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the union representing Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities’ faculties and coaches.

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Wolf Administration Continues Battle Against Opioid Abuse with New Prescription Guideline Recommendations

Wolf Administration Continues Battle Against Opioid Abuse with New Prescription Guideline Recommendations

| July 20, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Gary Tennis, and Department of State Secretary Pedro Cortes yesterday to announce his administration’s new prescribing guideline recommendations for the safe and effective use of opioids.

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PA Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program; Urges Physician Participation

| July 20, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – In a continued commitment to transparency throughout the development and implementation of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy yesterday provided an update on accomplishments, gave a preview of pending activities, and highlighted the need for physician participation.

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The Medical Minute: Weight Loss & Exercise Can Help Prevent Knee Problems

| July 17, 2016

HERSHEY, Pa. – Joint aches and pains are among the most common complaints doctors hear. When it comes to the knees in particular, there are a few things you can do to prevent problems.

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Nearly 80 Percent of Drivers Express Significant Anger, Aggression, or Road Rage

| July 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year, according to a new study released yesterday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

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Two Erie Oral Surgeons Indicted on Federal Fraud Charges

| July 15, 2016

ERIE, Pa. – The U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania, has filed charges against two Erie area oral surgeons.

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