The Times

Jeffrey Epstein’s former lawyer lobbied Donald Trump to pre-emptively pardon Ghislaine Maxwell during the final days of his presidency after talks with her family.

Alan Dershowitz, 83, a former Harvard Law School professor, represented Epstein during the noughties and Trump during his first impeachment trial. He has since been accused of abuse by one of Epstein’s under-age victims, which he denies. Continue reading “Alan Dershowitz asked Donald Trump to grant Ghislaine Maxwell a pre-emptive pardon”

KYW Newsradio

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Health officials are investigating a hepatitis A outbreak in Montgomery County, saying there were eight lab-confirmed cases.

There may be one death associated with the virus so far, but officials will not formally link it to the outbreak, saying it remains under investigation. Six people have been hospitalized. Continue reading “Pa. Department of Health tells doctors to look for signs of hepatitis A outbreak”

Patch – by Eric Heyl

HARRISBURG, PA — Fifty of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties have agreed to an opioid legal settlement with drug manufacturers, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Wednesday. The agreement, signed off on by 5 of the 6 largest counties in the state, will bring more than $1 billion Pennsylvania – including an initial $232 million in 2022.

Continue reading “50 PA Counties Sign Off On $1 Billion Opioid Settlement”

LA Times

A jump in child COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York is being seen as a warning to get more children vaccinated in California and elsewhere as the Omicron variant continues to surge.

The Omicron wave hit New York before California, where cases have been spiking in the last week. California officials said they are monitoring the rise in child hospitalizations.  Continue reading “Rise in child COVID hospitalizations in New York is a warning”

The Christian Post – by Ryan Foley

Female swimmers at a prestigious Ivy League school are warning that their biologically male teammate’s continued participation in women’s swimming competitions could result in the athlete’s performances surpassing records set by decorated female Olympic athletes.

Swimmers at the University of Pennsylvania have spoken anonymously with the sports website OutKick, expressing concern about their biologically male teammate, who identifies as Lia Thomas.  Continue reading “Penn female swimmers speak out against trans-identified teammate breaking women’s records”

ABC News

A man used a vulgar insult for the president when calling into a Christmas event on Friday and speaking with President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden.

The Bidens had been speaking with children and their parents who had dialed into a phone line run by the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, which tracks Santa Claus’ path across the globe. The president and first lady surprised callers, asking the children what they wanted for Christmas and wishing them a happy holiday. Continue reading “Father uses vulgar insult during holiday call with President Joe Biden”

MedPage Today – by Cheryl Clark

Medical examiners and coroners across the country have reported receiving requests to remove COVID-19 as the cause of death on death certificates, usually by a victim’s family members.

In an interview with MedPage Today, James Gill, MD, chief medical examiner for the state of Connecticut, said he’s been asked to make that change a handful of times for a variety of reasons, and each time he’s declined.  Continue reading “Medical Examiners Report Demands to Remove COVID From Death Certificates”

Patch – by Justin Heinze

WAYNE, PA — A Pennsylvania mother gave birth in her car while it was on autopilot on the way to the hospital, according to multiple reports.

Her husband put their Tesla into self-driving mode so he could help deliver their child before they arrived, according to the Today Show. Continue reading “PA Mother Gives Birth In Tesla With Car On Autopilot: Reports”

Patch – by Jon Campisi

HARRISBURG — It could be any day now that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf makes good on his promise to veto legislation passed by the General Assembly recently that would do away with a need for individuals to obtain licenses to carry a concealed firearm.

Known colloquially as ‘constitutional carry,’ this permitless concealed carry process has been catching on in recent years all across the county.

Continue reading “PA’s ‘Constitutional Carry’: Lawyers, Law Enforcement Weigh In”

Philly Voice – by Michael Tanenbaum

A 71-year-old man, who was hunting with family members in Cambria County on Saturday, was fatally shot by a child in an apparent accident, authorities said.

The incident happened around 10 a.m. in Jackson Township, about 65 miles east of Pittsburgh. Continue reading “Pennsylvania man fatally shot by young relative in deer hunting incident, police say”

MedPage Today – by Ryan Basen

The first U.S. psychedelic research center at an academic institution came online when a foundation and select investors granted researchers at Johns Hopkins University $17 million in 2019. The funds have enabled them not only to enhance their study, but also to handle regulatory work and add key infrastructure. Continue reading “Is Psychedelic Research Funding Starting to Shift?”

Patch – by Jon Campisi

HARRISBURG — Kim Stolfer has been a gun rights advocate for decades.

The Allegheny County resident, who served in the U.S. Marine Corp., has worked on the political end of firearms issues for many years as president of the Firearms Owners Against Crime, a statewide advocacy organization.

Continue reading “PA’s ‘Constitutional Carry’ Will Be Vetoed, But It’s Not Dead”

MedPage Today – by Joyce Frieden

CHICAGO — Medicaid coverage for undocumented pregnant women, as well as those up to 12 months’ postpartum, garnered intense debate at a Sunday reference committee hearing during the virtual American Medical Association (AMA) special meeting of its House of Delegates.

The debate came during a discussion of a resolution from the Medical Student Section asking the AMA to support extended Medicaid coverage to pregnant women up to 12 months’ postpartum, and to “work with relevant stakeholders to expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant and postpartum non-citizen immigrants.” Don Cinotti, MD, an alternate delegate from the American Academy of Ophthalmology who was speaking for the Section Council on Ophthalmology and the Surgical Caucus, said the group objected to the way the resolution was written. Continue reading “AMA Delegates Spar Over Medicaid Coverage for Undocumented Pregnant Women”

Ericsrx

In conjunction with the Wissahickon School District,  Eric’s RX Shoppe is happy to partner to provide the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for ages 5-11. Details of the clinic are below:

The vaccine schedule is as follows:​​ Continue reading “WISSAHICKON SCHOOL DISTRICT PFIZER 5-11 YEAR OLD COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC”

MedPage Today

COVID-19 vaccination efforts have decelerated or plateaued in developing and developed nations alike. To deal with vaccine holdouts, leaders across the world have proposed concrete benefits such as monetary compensation and lotteries, as well as punitive strategies such as barring unvaccinated people from restaurants, flights, and public places. However, leveraging such reactive techniques broadly may be viewed as coercion, trigger legal and political challenges, and even fuel public distrust toward authorities and harden anti-vaccination beliefs. Furthermore, by shying away from intrinsic motivation, health leaders miss an opportunity to leverage an array of behavioral, motivational, and organizational strategies that are supported by decades of management research. Continue reading “A 100% COVID Vaccination Rate Is Possible — We Did It”