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 In the 2013-14 school year, Pennsylvania had one of the worst vaccination rates in the country for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, according to the CDC.
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In the 2013-14 school year, Pennsylvania had one of the worst vaccination rates in the country for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, according to the CDC.

Pennsylvania students lag in receiving required vaccines

Only a small percentage claim an exemption to requirements. The larger problem: many children are not up-to-date on their vaccines.


 In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, Ebola survivor Victoria Yillia cries as she recalls her family members who died of Ebola, at a maternity ward at the Kenema government hospital on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone Ebola survivor who miscarried, lost 21 relatives gives birth to healthy son

Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia’s life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son. And yet it loomed, even on this, her happiest day.



 "I don’t want to sleep, I just want to keep making these,” Martha Montesano, 93, said.

At 93, Robinson woman crafts 'angel bracelets' for breast cancer patients

Martha Montesano is closing in on the creation of her 1,000th bracelet, a project she began after her daughter was diagnosed with cancer.



 Joe Chesno

Fundraiser planned for Montour graduate with lymphoma

Joe Chesno was diagnosed in 2013 and the disease recurred this year.


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Budget impasse leaving House Democrats in the lurch

Human service agencies are feeling a cash-flow crunch and some school districts have approved tapping lines of credit to pay the bills.



State's voter registration enters digital age

Pennsylvania began online voter registration on Thursday, an administrative move by Gov. Tom Wolf after efforts to pass a law lagged.


 
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Getting marathon ready


Each Tuesday leading up to the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon/UPMC Health Plan Half-Marathon May 3, local fitness experts from the Wellness N'at Blog will team up with the PG's Gretchen McKay to provide insights and inspiration to get you marathon ready.

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