From police procedures to outdated laws to systemic racism, experts say the odds are stacked against Pennsylvanians like Walter Wallace Jr.

“If I have a psychotic break and I call 911, there’s still a chance I could land in the emergency room, but I could also be jailed, injured or killed.”

Blood plasma did not help COVID-19 patients in a new study, but Philly researchers are not giving up on it

The coronavirus had defied many therapies that scientists hoped would work. Convalescent plasma is still a question.

Blood plasma did not help COVID-19 patients in a new study, but Philly researchers are not giving up on it

The coronavirus had defied many therapies that scientists hoped would work. Convalescent plasma is still a question.

Medical mystery: Stomach pain was ruining her life. Then a scan provided a life-changing clue.

In July 2018, a radiologist reviewing the patient's latest CT scan spotted two problems that had apparently gone unrecognized. Her rocky road to effective treatment would consume another year.

Medical mystery: Stomach pain was ruining her life. Then a scan provided a life-changing clue.

In July 2018, a radiologist reviewing the patient's latest CT scan spotted two problems that had apparently gone unrecognized. Her rocky road to effective treatment would consume another year.

COVID-19 risk on airplanes is low if these precautions are taken, Harvard study says

Filters, masks, and cleaning of high-touch surfaces all reduce the risk below that in a grocery store, the authors said.

COVID-19 risk on airplanes is low if these precautions are taken, Harvard study says

Filters, masks, and cleaning of high-touch surfaces all reduce the risk below that in a grocery store, the authors said.
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