Health Care

Levine: Pa. to partner with WalMart, Quest Diagnostics on COVID-19 testing efforts

Tests will be available Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Advance registration will be required, officials said.

Black docs: Philly has shortchanged the African-American community

By Michael D'OnofrioPHILADELPHIA -- The Kenney administration has shortchanged the African-American community in its response to the novel coronavirus that has cost Black lives, says a pediatric surgeon working to provide free COVID-19 testing...

Yes, quarantine life is stressful. An expert explains how to weather the storm |...

If you feel like you need help, don't be ashamed to reach out to a friend, loved one, or even call 911. The world needs you, flaws and all.

Our frontline heroes are still human. And we need to heed their cries for...

By Megan MalickStories about people rising up during times of challenge are powerful.In this COVID-19 pandemic, headlines constantly refer to frontline workers -- nurses, grocery store employees, social workers -- as heroes, as...

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.