Health

A person smoking a cigarette.
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Lynne Adkins
March 27, 2020 - 2:32 pm
Kicking the smoking habit is a good idea anytime, and with the coronavirus crisis, it might be an even better idea. However, that’s easier said than done during a global pandemic. Read more here.
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Liacouras Center
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KYW Staff
March 27, 2020 - 1:49 pm
At his daily press update on Friday, Mayor Jim Kenney announced an agreement between the city and Temple University to use space at the Liacouras Center on campus for hospital bed capacity if city hospitals are strained beyond their limits in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
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coronavirus guidance
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Hadas Kuznits
March 27, 2020 - 12:50 pm
Philadelphians are required to stay at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus, except for essential needs, like groceries or medical services. But for divorced parents, how do custody agreements come into play? Read more here.
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A 3D-printed mask made from polylactic acid
Rowan University
David Madden
March 27, 2020 - 12:45 pm
The call has gone out far and wide for protective equipment for health care staffers and others on the front lines against the coronavirus. Researchers across the country are coming up with innovative options, one of which is coming out of a lab at Rowan University. Read more here.
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A model wears a protective mask and gown for medical professionals made from the fabric of a Phillies baseball uniform.
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Dave Uram
March 27, 2020 - 11:02 am
The company that makes uniforms for the Phillies and other Major League Baseball teams is stepping up to help hospitals in the Philadelphia region. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump speaks before he signs the coronavirus stimulus relief package in the Oval Office at the White House, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington.
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AP News
March 27, 2020 - 9:30 am
Acting with exceptional resolve in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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Glen Mills Schools
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Mike Dougherty
March 27, 2020 - 9:01 am
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is setting up a medical site at the former Glen Mills Schools in Delaware County. Read more here.
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Roxborough Wawa
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Tim Jimenez
March 27, 2020 - 7:18 am
Wawa stores in Philadelphia are suspending made-to-order food service in all of its city locations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.
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A stethoscope.
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Antionette Lee
March 26, 2020 - 9:29 pm
Medical professionals are part of the crew on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19, and some healthcare workers are pulling double duty by volunteering with the city’s emergency medical response team. Read more here.
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N95 masks
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John McDevitt
March 26, 2020 - 6:15 pm
As COVID-19 continues to spread, area hospital workers and first responders are in desperate need of protective gear, like face masks and gloves. Here’s how you can donate to hospitals across the greater Philadelphia region. Read more here.
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