Health Care

With overdoses on the rise during the pandemic, Pa. law is moving in the...

COVID-19 is exacerbating the opioid epidemic. Arrest is not the answer. Prosecution is not the answer. We need to do better.

Inmates sue Allegheny County Jail, alleging inadequate mental health care and ‘dehumanizing’ conditions

The lawsuit contends that jail staff have used tasers, pepper spray, and restraint chains for inmates requesting mental health care.

A Texas judge ruled this doctor was not an expert. A Pennsylvania Republican invited...

A physician testifying before a House panel Monday as part of a “fact-finding mission” on gender-affirming care was disqualified by a judge earlier this year as an expert on trans health care. 

9/11 Anniversary: Two decades later, how the pain of the attacks stays with a...

Even indirect exposure to the terrorist attacks of September 11 has left profound and deep impact on those too young to remember a world before that.

No match for COVID-19, Temple Univ. students get ready for life online

As of Sept. 8, Temple had 283 active cases among students and employees, according to the student newspaper, The Temple News. 

Pa. needs to treat childhood cancers like the public health crisis that they are...

I'm a cancer-parent. My child is a cancer-survivor. I want more stories like mine to be the norm, and so should you.

Steroids cut COVID-19 death rates, but not for everyone – here’s who benefits and...

Steroids have not been shown to benefit asymptomatic patients with COVID-19 or patients with mild disease without pulmonary problems based on the data we’ve seen so far.

This is what gay dating is like in the time of COVID-19

Philadelphia's gay residents, like the rest of us, are learning to maintain a socially distanced social life.

Pa. does not take a one-size-fits-all approach to disability services | Opinion

An official says Pa's goal is to expand choice for disabled individuals. And they're working hard all the time to make it happen.

New Pa. guidelines allow for families, others to provide in-person care at nursing homes

The new guidelines will allow what the state calls “compassionate caregivers” – oftentimes friends or family members – to visit nursing home residents if the caregiver has tested negative for COVID-19 in the last seven days, state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said.