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Electronic Alerts Significantly Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

A Penn Medicine team has found that targeted automated alerts in electronic health records significantly reduce urinary tract infections in hospital patients with urinary catheters.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Urinary Tract Infections, Health, Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Women's Health

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Reuters

Work planned to quell underground fire near Pittsburgh airport

Work will begin next month to extinguish a 10-acre coal fire that has been burning near Pittsburgh International Airport for years, potentially threatening radar, visibility and a major underground gas pipeline, state officials said on Thursday.

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The Miami Herald

Corbett: Wolf tax reform plan unlikely to succeed

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett attacked Democratic challenger Tom Wolf's plan to shift more of Pennsylvania's income tax onto the wealthiest taxpayers, saying it is skimpy on details and faces legal and political obstacles that likely would prevent it from becoming law.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, Tax, Ed Rendell

NorthcentralPa.com

Scarnati: Local Airports to Receive State Grants To Improve Facilities

Two airports in the 25th Senatorial District have been awarded a total of $387,500 in state grants to improve safety and operations, according to Senator Joe Scarnati .

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Advocate

Past '40 Under 40' Honorees Are Still Changing The World

Since 2009 The Advocate has been profiling some of the best and brightest members of the LGBT community.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Pennsylvania, US Politics, Senator Pat Toomey, US News, US Senate, Senator Bob Casey, Republican, Rick Santorum

Examiner.com

Gettysburg Brew Fest

Nothing beats the summer heat like a nice, ice-cold brew . For this reason, and many others, folks far and wide flock to the Gettysburg Festival's Gettysburg Brew Fest .

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Drink, Beer

NBC Philadelphia

Girard Ave Ramp on I-95 North to Close for Weekend

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is closing the off-ramp to Girard Avenue on the northbound side of Interstate-95 this weekend.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Daily Pennsylvanian

Report: Penn Health System considers $1.5 billion upgrade

According to the Journal, Penn has reached out to architectural firms to see if they would be interested in undertaking the project.

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PennLive.com

Inevitable flaws should bring an end to Pa.'s death penalty: Editorial

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania planned to kill him , because he had killed an elderly woman during a robbery in Allegheny County.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Death Penalty, Violent Crime, Opinion

The York Daily Record

Pennsylvania Municipal League releases free civics e-book

The Pennsylvania Municipal League has created a free e-book to supplement high school courses on government and citizenship, according to a news release.

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JD Supra

General Assembly Retirement Review: Rep. Haggerty and Kula

While the legislature is not in session, we are taking time during these quieter days to reflect upon the careers of the members of the House and Senate who will be retiring at the end of the year.

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Business Journal

Hot Wheels report reveals most-stolen vehicles in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvanians who own 1996 Honda Accords, listen up. And lock up. You're driving the most frequently stolen vehicle in the commonwealth in 2013.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Honda Accord, Wagon, Hybrid, Honda, Hatchback, Sedan, Pennsylvania, Honda Civic

PennLive.com

How is the Wednesday morning commute in the Harrisburg area?

Wednesday morning traffic is moving smoothly along the major interstates and highways around the Harrisburg area, so far, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lane closures start today on I-79, turnpike

Inspection of the bridges that carry Interstate 79 over the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Marshall will cause traffic restrictions starting today, PennDOT announced.

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Hispanic Business

Michigan Burying Other States' Fracking Sludge

Aug. 19--As other states ban landfills from accepting low-level radioactive waste, up to 36 tons of the sludge already rejected by two other states was slated to arrive in Michigan late last week.

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Post-gazette.com

PowerSource Voice: Nuclear energy plays a part in reaching carbon emissions reductions

When the Environmental Protection Agency recently issued the Clean Power Plan, which is a new set of rules to reduce carbon emissions from America's power plants, the agency made sure to credit U.S. nuclear plants with playing a key role in contributing to our clean energy future.

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pennsylvania

Courthouse News Service

Corporate Spending Cap in Pennsylvania Nixed

In the wake of Citizens United , Pennsylvania cannot limit the fundraising activities of political committees that make only independent expenditures, a federal judge ruled.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, US Supreme Court, US News

YourErie

Agriculture Secretary Urges Public to Help Keep Foreign Beetle from Entering Pa

August 19, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary George Greig today encouraged Pennsylvanians to protect the commonwealth tree population by spotting, collecting and submitting suspected Asian longhorned beetles to experts.

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PennLive.com

Pa. health officials promise better response to fracking-related...

A drilling rig used to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale in Washington County, Pa.

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PennLive.com

Route 15 southbound reopened after multi-vehicle crash in Adams County

All lanes of southbound Route 15 were reopened in Adams County shortly before 7 p.m. Monday, according to the state department of transportation.

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