A coronavirus ‘baby bust’ could mean a half-million fewer U.S. births, study says

“Tremendous economic loss, uncertainty, and insecurity” brought on by COVID-19 likely will cause a decrease of between 300,000 to 500,000 births, according to a Brookings report.

‘Black owned don’t loot:’ For some business owners, signs show solidarity — and provide protection

“People are targeting property as a way to fight social forces," said Donna Murch, a Rutgers University history professor.

‘Black owned don’t loot:’ For some business owners, signs show solidarity — and provide protection

“People are targeting property as a way to fight social forces," said Donna Murch, a Rutgers University history professor.

Portrait of a Pandemic: Lao artist mourns sense of community during coronavirus

“To be able to celebrate our holidays in public, it took a long time to get here … Now we’re almost back to Square One," said Catzie Vilayphonh. "The way in which we celebrate traditions is to ourselves again.”

Portrait of a Pandemic: Lao artist mourns sense of community during coronavirus

“To be able to celebrate our holidays in public, it took a long time to get here … Now we’re almost back to Square One," said Catzie Vilayphonh. "The way in which we celebrate traditions is to ourselves again.”

The Philly region won’t suffer its coronavirus summer without beaches as New Jersey opens the sand

The opening of beaches offered one of the first rays of light to a region worried about a shut-in summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, but drew mixed reviews from local officials.

The Philly region won’t suffer its coronavirus summer without beaches as New Jersey opens the sand

The opening of beaches offered one of the first rays of light to a region worried about a shut-in summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, but drew mixed reviews from local officials.
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Emotions Are Contagious. But you can control what spreads.

Positive emotions transfer just as easily as negative ones. The spread of positive emotions leads to greater cooperation, less conflict, and improved performance.

When the PLCB first reopened liquor stores, it left out black and brown neighborhoods

The PLCB had chosen to reopen stores in the whitest areas. In black and Hispanic neighborhoods, where most stores are located and where sales are sometimes highest, it opened none.

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Delivery is costly and unpredictable. I still social distance for food. | Craig LaBan

The last trip to the grocery story felt like passive-aggressive shopping cart chicken. Since then, we’ve been riding the roller-coaster of online shopping and deliveries, which can be as unpredictable as they are expensive.

Unemployed and uninsured because of coronavirus? You may be eligible for Medicaid.

Newly uninsured individuals may be eligible for a plan through the federal marketplace, healthcare.gov. Others may have low enough family incomes to qualify for Medicaid.

Medicare patients can challenge costly ‘observation care’ status, thanks to suit involving Pa. senior

Hundreds of thousands of people will be able to appeal hospitals’ decisions to classify them as “observation care” patients instead of inpatients, under a ruling this week in a class action suit.

Coronavirus testing in Pa.: Despite new CDC guidance, state lab is turning away some patients

How can Pennsylvania know the extent of the epidemic in the state if the health department won't expand testing?

Health-care costs are a major 2020 election issue. These 5 charts show you why.

These five charts show why health care costs are such a hot topic this election season.

Coronavirus testing is expanding but likely not fast enough to contain undetected spread

Says a Bucks County woman with symptoms whose doctor would not test her for coronavirus: “It was as if I was asking for a bar of gold."

Coronavirus fear touches off a global run on face masks

Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks despite medical experts' advice that most people who aren't sick don't need to wear them.

Cannabis use rising among older Americans but still not common

More adults over age 65 are using cannabis, but is it safe for them?

In N.J., Medicaid patients lose doctors as UnitedHealthcare pares down its network

UnitedHealthcare is dropping hundreds of other doctors in its central and northern New Jersey Medicaid physician network. The move is forcing thousands of low-income patients to forsake longtime physicians. The insurer has been barred by the state from signing up new Medicaid clients.

Can Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All work? No time soon, Princeton professor says at Penn.

The cost of Medicare for All could turn the government into "a health insurance company with armed forces," Princeton economist Paul Starr said Friday at a health care cost event by University of Pennsylvania's Leonard Davis Institute.

Coronavirus hits cruising industry where it hurts most — new business

That sentiment is bad news for the growing cruise industry, which has taken a multimillion-dollar financial hit as the situation unfolds. Bookings are down, according to some major players, and the nonstop attention has been damaging.

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