Health Care

Coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania up to 33; commercial labs open

*Updated with additional comment from the Department of Health at 2:26 p.m. 3/13The state Department of Health has confirmed 33 cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania as of 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13, including...

COVID-19 Outbreak: We’re in a crisis. Let’s not waste it. | John L. Micek

Fear, paranoia and misinformation easily multiplies at a time of crisis. But so too does the capacity for kindness, generosity and caring.

How does the coronavirus test work? 5 questions answered | Friday Morning Coffee

Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers.If you feel like this short, already ridiculously long new year can now be safely divided into the time before the coronavirus outbreak and the time after, you're not alone....

Want to stop the turnover among child welfare workers? The Pa. House can pass...

The bill forgives student loans up to $50,000 for child welfare workers who remain in a child welfare agency for three years after finishing their degree.

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney wants $85M to fight coronavirus in city

f the appropriation is approved, City Manager Brian Abernathy would use the money to “quickly access additional services as conditions warrant,”

Wolf orders shutdown of schools, public spaces in Montgomery County as Pennsylvania enters two-week...

Gov. Tom Wolf has asked Pennsylvanians to avoid public gatherings and recreational activities as he announced the shutdown of schools, community centers and entertainment venues for two weeks in Montgomery County to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Lincoln cancels face-to-face classes; Cheyney extends spring break

Lincoln began emptying out its dormitories on Wednesday. The university will shut them down — for the remainder of the semester — by Sunday.

Harrisburg AIDS health services center set to mark its 35th anniversary

Alder Health will celebrate its 35th anniversary this September with an event at The Whitaker Center in downtown Harrisburg.

Pa. now has 16 coronavirus cases; officials expecting community spread 

The newest patient tested by the state resides in Monroe County and is currently hospitalized, Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said Wednesday.

Top health officials’ coronavirus warning: ‘It’s going to get worse’ 

Dr. Anthony Fauci testified at a U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Wednesday as health officials around the country scrambled to contain the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.