Behavioral Health

  • February 10, 2015

    Pennsylvania switching to traditional Medicaid expansion

    Just weeks after being sworn in, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has made good on his campaign pledge to end the state's alternative Medicaid expansio...
  • February 9, 2015

    To curb Pa. gun crime, panel recommends focusing on past violence more than mental illness

    Since the 2012 shootings in Aurora, Colorado, a lot of attention has been paid to preventing people with mental illness from accessing guns. But Josh...
  • February 9, 2015

    Evidence builds for effectiveness of graphic warning labels on cigarettes

    Although many countries put pictures of blackened lungs or cancerous mouth sores on cigarette packaging, the U.S. has held off because it's been ...
  • February 2, 2015

    Addressing the emotional needs of cancer patients

    Cancer centers accredited by the American College of Surgeons' commission on cancer now have to screen patients for emotional stress - and refer ...
  • January 27, 2015

    Philly first responders attacked by those they seek to help

    Punched in the eye, head butted, tackled by a drunk person — sometimes that's part of the job of working as a paramedic in Philadelphia.
  • January 27, 2015

    Mental health advocates spread message of hope, despite Christopher Tully's death

    The family of Christopher Tully has confirmed that a body found in the Schuykill River this weekend was that of the missing school teacher and father ...
  • January 23, 2015 |  The Pulse

    Portrait project brings stories of recovery out of 'the rooms'

    Jillian Bauer has found a lot of support in "the rooms." That's shorthand for meetings of recovery groups, like 12 step programs. The...
  • January 22, 2015 |  The Pulse

    Schools must be prepared to respond to suicides, experts say

    Schools could be part of a first line of defense in preventing suicide -- but experts say many are not prepared to deal with this major public health ...
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