Rita writes and reports on health issues — emotional, mental and physical — involving kids and families. That includes pets because they're family, too.

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Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund helps small businesses stay afloat during the pandemic

The Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund is a non-profit, volunteer-run effort to provide forgivable loans up to $3,000 to small businesses like during these trying times.

Hope Wells, sister, daughter, cancer activist, dies at 23

From her hospital bed, she began a public awareness campaign for Be the Match, the bone marrow donor network, to help others with cancer. She even mailed beauty products as donor incentives between her chemo treatments.

This Fox Chase cancer researcher creates comics to explain science to nonscientists

“If you were to Google ‘scientists,' everyone you would get would look more like Albert Einstein, but so many more people do science,” she said. “Literally anyone can be a scientist. You need to apply yourself, and you need to work hard. We’re not all geniuses.”

Strangers send Skippack man thousands of cards and letters while he awaits a double-organ transplant

“We tried to keep track of what states we’d heard from, and it got hard to manage. We got cards from Alaska and Utah. We don’t know people in Alaska and Utah.”

Five sisters made a video to lift the spirits of their sixth sister as she battles leukemia

The six Wells sisters have always been all for one, and one for all. And now five of them — Charity, Faith, Joy, Grace, and Glory — are carrying the sixth one, Hope, through an epic battle against leukemia.

Fatal shooting in Egg Harbor Township

Atlantic City man found dead in Egg Harbor.

Body of missing New York man recovered in Atlantic City surf

The body of an 18-year-old was pulled from the water in Atlantic City Saturday night.

Garbage and recycling pickup will be a day late this week

Garage and recycling will be picked up a day later this week.

This West Chester mom is an Ivy League-trained urologist by day and a novelist by night

Ilene Wong writes the type of novels she wishes she could have read as a teen.