Health Care

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. 

Will the new 15-minute COVID-19 test solve U.S. testing problems? | Opinion

The new BinaxNOW antigen test is quick, easy, accurate and cheap. It could solve the US testing problem, but the emergency use authorization only allows people with COVID-19 symptoms to get tested.

GALLERY: At the Capitol, a day of remembrance and action for those affected by...

On Monday Morning, the Pennsylvania Chapter of Team Sharing, a support and advocacy group for mothers and fathers who have lost children to substance abuse joined grieving families on the Capitol steps to remember their loved ones and call for more action from leaders in Harrisburg in addressing substance abuse and opioid addiction across the commonwealth.

‘Be a friend in Pa.’: Pgh father and son borrow old state ad campaign...

An old state tourism slogan gets a new twist, as it's turned into a heartfelt campaign for mask-wearing during the coronavirus pandemic.

The pandemic proves it: We’ve never needed nurse practitioners more | Opinion

Nurse practitioners are more likely than physicians to provide primary care to patients who need it the most: seniors, low-income families, and rural communities.

Nursing homes have been devastated by COVID-19. A new report offers fixes | Thursday...

4,700 residents of PA long-term care facilities have died of COVID-19. A new report calls for immediate action by state lawmakers.