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Merideth Bucher

Producer of WITF's Smart Talk

Latest by Merideth Bucher

Employers struggling to find workers cite continued federal benefits as the cause

Also on the program: Attention to alcoholism lost during the pandemic

By Merideth Bucher

100 years ago, insulin transformed the fight against diabetes

Also on the program: Culinary partnership is a recipe for success

By Merideth Bucher

COVID mixed messages; sorting fact from fiction

COVID mixed messages; sorting fact from fiction

By Merideth Bucher

How the impact of head injuries is affecting football

While Americans still love to watch football, in the past 15 years there has been a marked decline in the number of kids taking up the sport. According to a recent New York Times report, high school participation in tackle football has fallen more than 10 percent since 2009.

By Merideth Bucher and Staff

Legislation requiring insurance companies to pay for long-term Lyme disease treament

Lyme is a bacterial infection that is passed to humans through the bite of a deer tick; a common parasite in Pennsylvania. In fact, Lyme disease is so common here that the state has ranked first in the U.S. for reported cases over the last five years.

By Merideth Bucher

Health officials sound the alarm over vaping

Health officials across the country are sounding the alarm over E-cigarette use, which is also known as vaping. 

By Justin Kocis, Merideth Bucher and Brett Sholtis