They said pets couldn’t get the coronavirus, so how did a tiger test positive? Vets explain.

It's not a rejected episode of Tiger King. One tiger tested positive at the Bronx Zoo, and six other big cats are presumed to be infected.

Hydroxychloroquine is not proven to work against the coronavirus. Why not just try it?

'What do you have to lose?' President Trump asked. Maybe nothing, but without a formal study, we'll never know.

Hydroxychloroquine is not proven to work against the coronavirus. Why not just try it?

'What do you have to lose?' President Trump asked. Maybe nothing, but without a formal study, we'll never know.

Wissahickon Valley Park sees surge of visitors during Pa. coronavirus stay-at-home orders

The park is seeing summer-level crowds despite Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home order, and the result is taxing those who operate the 1,800 acres of forest and trails.

Wissahickon Valley Park sees surge of visitors during Pa. coronavirus stay-at-home orders

The park is seeing summer-level crowds despite Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home order, and the result is taxing those who operate the 1,800 acres of forest and trails.

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The toughest task for doctors treating coronavirus? Breaking bad news to families | Expert Opinion

In the coming days, frontline providers and ICU doctors will be asked to shepherd the grief of an entire nation. An emergency medicine physician worries about the psychological toll on his fellow providers.
Opinion

The toughest task for doctors treating coronavirus? Breaking bad news to families | Expert Opinion

In the coming days, frontline providers and ICU doctors will be asked to shepherd the grief of an entire nation. An emergency medicine physician worries about the psychological toll on his fellow providers.
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During a pandemic, everyone in our communities should consider themselves “essential providers,” even if not all of us may be directly fighting in the frontlines.

Philadelphia’s most vulnerable children suffer fallout from COVID-19 crisis

For children already on the fringes — living with poverty, health problems and special needs — the pandemic has swept them further to the edges.

Experimental coronavirus vaccine given to Philadelphia volunteers

The first dose of the vaccine, made by Inovio Pharmaceuticals of Plymouth Meeting, was given to volunteers Monday at the University of Pennsylvania.

Is there a test to see if you’re immune to coronavirus? Not exactly.

Before you search out serological testing so you go back to work or start attending public gatherings again, know there are many caveats to this type of test.

Are contact lenses safe to wear during coronavirus outbreak?

Mouths and noses have gotten the most attention as potential entry points for the virus, but germs can just as easily enter your body through your eyes.

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.

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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 hoped.

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.

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.

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.

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