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Hospitalized with coronavirus, I fought for my life and watched the death toll rise

Abington High School teacher Maureen Boland feared for her life while hospitalized with coronavirus. "Don't let it be me," she prayed.

As COVID-19 crisis deepens, out-of-state patients seek help at Philadelphia hospitals

Patients who are very ill with the coronavirus infection can quickly take a turn for the worse, making long journeys dangerous, medical experts say. Still, hospitals are required to care for all patients seeking treatment.

As COVID-19 crisis deepens, out-of-state patients seek help at Philadelphia hospitals

Patients who are very ill with the coronavirus infection can quickly take a turn for the worse, making long journeys dangerous, medical experts say. Still, hospitals are required to care for all patients seeking treatment.

Pennsylvania throws a coronavirus lifeline that leaves out the neediest hospitals

The bond program is designed to reduce interest rates on health systems' short-term debt.

Pennsylvania throws a coronavirus lifeline that leaves out the neediest hospitals

The bond program is designed to reduce interest rates on health systems' short-term debt.

Coronavirus change: Independence, Horizon to cover all cost of inpatient care for COVID-19

The two large insurers said they made the change to lower barriers to care as the coronavirus infects thousands in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Coronavirus change: Independence, Horizon to cover all cost of inpatient care for COVID-19

The two large insurers said they made the change to lower barriers to care as the coronavirus infects thousands in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
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Physician practices are looking for ways to weather the financial storm of coronavirus

Physician practices employ 55,000 people in the Philadelphia region, and the coronavirus pandemic is hammering them financially as all non-urgent medical care is being postponed indefinitely.

At first, most Philly coronavirus patients were white. New cases are now primarily African Americans.

The emerging trend in Philadelphia mirrors other U.S. cities and deepens experts’ fears of a scenario that has played out in past epidemics, in which a virus spread around the globe by those with the means to travel comes down hardest on the most vulnerable communities.

Philly-area hospitals furlough employees as coronavirus prep depletes revenue

As hospital's clinical workers face an increasing workload, their nonclinical coworkers are losing their jobs.

Coronavirus ventilator treatment could be hindered by drug shortage at hospitals

Coronavirus treatment could be affected by a looming shortage of medications used with ventilators.

As coronavirus spreads, some Philly hospitals are forcing nonmedical staffers to come to the office

Acadia Healthcare and Universal Health Services, both juggernauts in psychiatric care, are not offering remote work to its non-medical employees, as most area hospitals have done.

New coronavirus tests could be powerful tools to manage the pandemic — if they work

Coronavirus diagnostic testing hasn't stopped the surge. But new blood tests might help fight the pandemic.

A Temple physician on the front lines of COVID-19: Do I go home each night and risk my husband’s health? | Opinion

There are so many changes to our lives in this 100-year plague, so many decisions yet to be made, some easy, some hard. How do we make this one?

Fleeing NYC, pregnant women head to Philly area but struggle to find prenatal care

“We came down here in hopes of finding a place to have the baby that was safe.”

How Philadelphia hospitals are protecting the mental health of workers treating coronavirus

Some Philly hospitals have begun coronavirus-specific wellness initiatives or expanded existing programs for their employees to help them cope with the stress of the pandemic.

Pregnant women need doctors, but want to avoid coronavirus. Penn’s using robots to keep them home more.

Penn is distributing blood-pressure cuffs to pregnant women so they can monitor their own BP, potentially eliminating three in-person trips to the hospital or doctor prior to delivery.

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Coronavirus has created a new golden age for vaccines, and Philly is at the heart of it

Merck and GlaxoSmithKline labs in the western suburbs and start-ups in University City have been at the forefront of developing new generations of vaccines.

Coronavirus delaying nonurgent medical procedures, leaving some patients anxious and in pain

Nonurgent medical procedures have been delayed — and with good reason. But for patients needing treatment for serious medical conditions, such as cancer, scheduling uncertainty adds to their medical anxiety.

For surgeons trained to heal, delaying care for coronavirus is a new conversation l Opinion

Some of the postponed operations are relatively benign. But others present far more complications, both clinically and emotionally.

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