Health Care

We need to get creative to protect nursing home residents during a pandemic. Here’s...

Pennsylvania nursing homes were the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. We need to apply the lessons of that canary in the coalmine experience.

An expert answers your COVID-19 questions

Zandrea Ambrose is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. She spoke with our partners at the Pittsburgh Current.

Department of Health walks back comments on testing data

Health Department spokesman Nate Wardle told the Capital-Star in an email that he made a mistake when he said Thursday that an unknown number of Pennsylvania's 300,000 negative COVID-19 test results came from antibody tests, rather than the diagnostic tests that are considered the “gold standard” for disease control. 

Levine: New count of COVID-19 fatalities will yield more accurate county tally

A new system of counting COVID-19 fatalities will yield "as near to real time data," as possible on people statewide who are succumbing to the disease, Pennsylvania's top public health official said Monday.Facing significant...

Obamacare protects many of the millions losing their employer-provided health insurance – but not...

The loss of 31 million jobs due to coronvirus has an added downside: 27 million have lost job-based health insurance. The worst may still lie ahead.

The Pa. primary is June 2. These are the issues older voters need to...

Pennsylvania’s delayed primary election is now rapidly approaching, but like almost everything else in our lives, COVID-19 has changed how candidates and voters are interacting.

Using the wrong pronouns can be an obstacle to obtaining healthcare – What one...

The LBGTQ community faces special obstacles obtaining healthcare. Here's how one health system is overcoming them with sensitivity and empathy.

State Senate approves $507M funding measure for nursing homes and care facilities

Funding for the measure comes from the federal CARES Act, which sent $3.9 billion to Pennsylvania for COVID-19 recovery programs.

Pa. announces COVID-19 testing plan for nursing homes

Pennsylvania will begin a stricter testing regime for nursing homes, assisted living and other long term care facilities to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Philly showing ‘clear signs of progress’ in fight against coronavirus, health official says

The number of new confirmed cases each day is getting smaller, as are the numbers of hospitalizations and deaths related to the virus.