Medicare enrollees could get insulin for $35 a month, if they pick the right drug plan

The Trump administration says most people with Medicare will have access to prescription plans next year that limit their copays for insulin to a maximum of $35 a month

Penn Medicine is working with West Philadelphia nursing homes to improve coronavirus care

The program offers help with protective gear and testing, along with addressing deeper questions like, Would you want to go to the hospital?

Penn Medicine is working with West Philadelphia nursing homes to improve coronavirus care

The program offers help with protective gear and testing, along with addressing deeper questions like, Would you want to go to the hospital?

Coronavirus pandemic is fueling efforts to increase access to abortion pills

For abortion rights advocates, there is a faint silver lining in the pandemic.

Coronavirus pandemic is fueling efforts to increase access to abortion pills

For abortion rights advocates, there is a faint silver lining in the pandemic.

Medical mystery: She kept falling, but no one knew why

First she toppled off a ladder. Then she tripped on a step outside her home while gazing at her cellphone. Next she fell three times during a five-mile hike after catching her left foot on a rock or tree root.

Medical mystery: She kept falling, but no one knew why

First she toppled off a ladder. Then she tripped on a step outside her home while gazing at her cellphone. Next she fell three times during a five-mile hike after catching her left foot on a rock or tree root.
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Jefferson, Penn receive fraction of federal coronavirus stimulus cash to Pa. despite outsize impact

The amount given to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is the result of a federal formula that rewarded companies based on revenue and medical claims, not actual need.

N.J. Pinelands Commission offering free webinars on pine barrens unique plants, history, climate

Beginning in early June, the New Jersey Pinelands Commission will host free Pinelands-themed webinars as part of the Pinelands Speaker Series.

Even with private insurance, black overdose patients are half as likely as whites to get addiction treatment, Penn study finds

Among the privately insured, black and Hispanic overdose victims are less likely to get treatment after an ER visit.

The Philly area’s largest nursing home operator says its coronavirus cases are stabilizing

“We have seen a clear flattening of the curve over the last two weeks,” Richard Feifer, chief medical officer for the Kennett Square company, said Wednesday.

Philly boosts coronavirus testing access for city residents who need it most

The city is aiming to reach a goal of 5,000 COVID-19 tests a day.

Coronavirus death toll may be undercounted by thousands in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

An Inquirer analysis suggests that the Pa. and N.J. death counts from coronavirus are undercounting fatalities.

Merck joins the race to develop coronavirus vaccines and therapies

Merck has the technology, money, and record of success to develop a coronavirus vaccine. It will also need luck.

A PPE fee at the dentist? New requirements could raise prices for patients.

Dentists will need stricter infection control to reopen for business. Will patients end up footing the bill?

A family’s story of love, hardship, and disability, ended by COVID-19

A severely disabled man's family reflects on his life and recent death from COVID-19.

A runner’s guide to preventing and relieving shin splint pain

For shins to stay strong and supported, the surrounding muscles such as the calves, knees, hips, feet, and ankles require a well-rounded conditioning routine. Here’s how to help power up these areas.

Should the U.S. favor public health or the economy? History shows they’re inseparable. | Expert Opinion

Is it better to dig a strong foundation or build a solid house? You can’t build a solid house without a strong foundation. They’re inseparable. The question is ridiculous.

Social distancing can be dangerous for people in addiction. Can a knock on the door help?

Isolation is the cornerstone of social distancing, but it's also the worst thing that can happen to a person in addiction trying to stay clean. Pathways to Recovery, a treatment program in Port Richmond, is sending peer therapists to check on their patients to try to prevent relapse.

Why is the coronavirus infection usually mild in children? Here’s a new clue

If children make less of a protein that coronavirus uses to get into the body, that may help explain why COVID-19 mostly spares them.

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