Medicine

Mark Zwanger and Malcolm Kram
Thomas Jefferson University
Lynne Adkins
June 29, 2020 - 10:32 am
A Philadelphia couple has funded the first LGBTQ scholarship at Thomas Jefferson University, in honor of their parents, who the men say always supported their dreams of pursuing careers in medicine and finding personal happiness. Read more here.
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AP News
May 25, 2020 - 6:22 pm
Many laid-off workers who lost health insurance in the coronavirus shutdown soon face the first deadlines to qualify for fallback coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Read more here.
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Mark Abrams
May 25, 2020 - 7:47 am
A Villanova professor who teaches a class on the role of medicine in literature and doctors’ use of writing as a means of escape, says books can be just the prescription we need in this time of pandemic. Read more here.
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Richard Ost at The Philadelphia Pharmacy in Kensington
Courtesy of Richard Ost
Antionette Lee
May 15, 2020 - 6:15 am
Richard Ost has operated the Philadelphia Pharmacy in Kensington for nearly 40 years. The pandemic has made an already important part of the community even more essential — especially for those who can’t easily get to it. Read more here.
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Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine speaking to reporters.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
KYW Staff
May 13, 2020 - 5:28 pm
Pennsylvania has received its first shipment of remdesivir — the drug being used to treat COVID-19 patients — from the federal government. Read more here.
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An arrangement of hydroxychloroquine pills in Las Vegas, April 6, 2020.
John Locher/AP Photo
AP News
April 21, 2020 - 12:27 pm
A malaria drug widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus showed no benefit in a large analysis of its use in U.S. veterans hospitals. There were more deaths among those given hydroxychloroquine versus standard care, researchers reported. Read more here.
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Medical pump manufactured by B. Braun Medical Inc. in Bethlehem, Pa.
B. Braun Medical Inc.
Mark Abrams
April 15, 2020 - 12:21 pm
A Lehigh Valley medical device maker says it has a way to more effectively deliver medications to critically ill COVID-19 patients while limiting health care workers' exposure to the virus. Read more here.
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From left, Drew Copeland, RPSGT; Dr. Thomas Tolbert, Dr. Brian Mayrsohn, and Dr. Hooman Poor, stand with a ventilator prototype.
Mount Sinai via AP
AP News
April 11, 2020 - 7:04 pm
The woman was dying. New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital was about to call her husband and break the news that there was nothing left to try. Then Dr. Hooman Poor took a gamble. Read more here.
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A lone container of water
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AP News
March 06, 2020 - 1:59 pm
As the new coronavirus keeps turning up in more places, health experts say it's wise to prepare for wider spread. But people shouldn't panic or hoard large amounts of supplies, they stress. So what should you do? Read more here to find out.
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Drug use
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Pat Loeb
February 25, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia's health care community has put together an unprecedented strategy for tackling the opioid epidemic, and it could make medically assisted treatment available to thousands more people seeking to get off of opioids. Read more here.
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