Health Care

Levine: 138k doses of COVID-19 vaccine, provider map for health care workers, expected this...

The news of more doses comes as the state recorded 12,844 new positive cases over the weekend, bringing the statewide total to 726,154. Since March, there have been 17,853 deaths attributed to COVID-19 statewide. 

In Philly, twin physicians encourage people to consider getting coronavirus vaccine

The message comes as a survey from Pew Research Center indicates that African Americans are the least likely to get vaccinated than other racial and ethnic groups.

After a slow start, Pa. Health Secretary Levine hopeful pace of COVID-19 vaccinations will...

The remarks state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine made Monday followed reports that the United States fell far short of its goal to inoculate 20 million people by the end of December.

Getting COVID-19 vaccines to rural Americans is harder than it looks. But there are...

Rural Americans’ views on vaccines are influenced by media and word of mouth, politics and religion, as well as previous experience with vaccinations and, perhaps most importantly, the difficulty of accessing health care.

How do pandemics end? History suggests diseases fade but are almost never truly gone...

As ready as you are to be done with COVID-19, it's not going anywhere soon. A historian of disease describes how once a pathogen emerges, even with vaccines, it's usually here to stay.

Health assessment shows disparities in Pa.’s LGBTQ community | Analysis

The report, which is compiled every two years, explains the risk factors LGBTQ people face and explores the myriad barriers to healthcare access. 

Fayette County Association for the Blind assists visually impaired during pandemic | Helping the...

Some of the items they provide are computers and closed circuit televisions, which have a magnifier with different magnification levels that can show those who have low vision what they can’t normally see.

Studies show LGBTQ people at higher risk of eating disorders, self-harm

Research shows that eating disorders, thoughts of self-harm and suicide attempts are higher among LGBTQ+-identified individuals. 

The COVID-19 vaccine could be less effective in people with high PFAS levels in...

A study of Danish people with COVID-19 showed that those with higher levels of a type of perfluorinated compound, PFBA, in their blood suffered more severe reactions from the virus, as well as a higher death rate.