Health Policy

‘We all deserve to keep our children’: Grieving grandmother calls attention...

Argarette Weatherspoon-Collins told the Louisiana Senate Committee on Health and Welfare Wednesday that her daughter Jessica, then 6 months pregnant, went to see a...

STD legislation that criminalizes exposure runs afoul of latest research, critics...

A state legislator has introduced a bill that would make it a crime for someone to intentionally expose another with a sexually transmitted disease...

Pennsylvania’s Rachel Levine confirmed as highest-ranking openly transgender federal official

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s former top health official, Dr. Rachel Levine, on Wednesday became the first openly transgender individual to be confirmed by the U.S....

U.S. Senate panel advances nomination of transgender doctor from Pennsylvania for...

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s former top health official, Dr. Rachel Levine, moved one step closer on Wednesday to becoming the highest-ranking openly transgender official in...

Senate panel splits over Xavier Becerra, Biden’s pick to lead Health...

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel divided evenly along party lines Wednesday over the nomination of Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s pick to lead the Department...

Louisiana health secretary joins counterparts in asking Congress for more vaccines,...

WASHINGTON — State health officials in Colorado, Louisiana and Michigan had a clear answer when asked Tuesday what they need to better vaccinate their...

Biden orders tougher mask rules as part of overhauled COVID-19 strategy

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s first policy focus after being sworn in? Overhauling the disjointed federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which claimed another...

Biden taps Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania’s top public health official, for federal...

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania’s top public health official for a cabinet-level post, the incoming administration said early Tuesday. Biden has named state Health...

7 Things You Need To Know About Louisiana’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

Louisiana is entering its fourth week of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, and the number of people who qualify for the first vaccine shot is tripling....

La. Supreme Court, citing procedural error, sends ‘Edwards v. House’ petition case...

The Louisiana Supreme Court on Monday vacated a November ruling from a Baton Rouge Judge that said it was unconstitutional for the Louisiana House,...

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