PA is losing OB units, making care for pregnant women tough to reach

Health Women in Pennsylvania are making long journeys for pregnancy care and delivery. According to the state Department of Health’s annual hospital survey, from 2004 to 2014, the commonwealth lost 28 obstetric units — colloquially known as maternity wards or delivery rooms — from a total of 124 units, a 23-percent decline.

PA lawmakers troubled by prescribing to state’s foster, delinquent youth

Juvenile justice experts described to a panel of lawmakers Friday the potential dangers pyschotropic medications pose to vulnerable youth.

They didn’t stop at explaining the problem either.

With a dozen lawmakers in one room for the third-annual Children & Youth Disability & Mental Health Summit, they made pleas for additional funding, data collection and transparency.