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How to Celebrate Fall and Winter Holidays Safely During a Pandemic

With the season of family gatherings upon us, here are five ways to make your holiday celebrations safer for all.

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Joe Biden and Donald Trump Have Very Different Plans For Your Health Care

A local health policy expert breaks down what each presidential candidate plans to do with the existing health-care law and how it might affect Philadelphians.

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NextUp: The Company Developing Next-Generation COVID-19 Vaccines

MBF Therapeutics is applying its expertise in developing gene-based vaccines for use in pets to discover a vaccine that’ll provide longer-lasting immunity to the coronavirus.

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Q&A: Everything You Need to Know About Herd Immunity And COVID-19

Experts weigh in on the often misconstrued form of resistance to the spread of infectious disease and explain why it might not be the best way to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end.

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NextUp: The Company Bringing Medical Co-Working Spaces to Philly

MedCoShare has established the city’s first co-working space for independent healthcare practitioners, a cheaper alternative to traditional office space leasing.

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What Health Experts Want You to Know As We Enter Flu Season Amid COVID

Autumn’s arrival means Philadelphians will have to keep themselves safe from both the coronavirus and the flu. Experts give their best advice on how to stay healthy this fall.

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NextUp: The Philly Company Making It Easier to Live With Migraine

There is no cure for migraine headaches, but Ctrl M Health has developed a digital platform to help migraine suffers reduce the frequency and severity of their symptoms.

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COVID Vaccine Skepticism Is on the Rise. Here’s What Experts Say Could Change That.

A COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t yet exist, and already people are saying they won’t get it when it’s available. Here’s what leaders can do now to encourage confidence in the cure.

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The Philly Company Working on a Wearable Device to Detect COVID-19 Symptoms

RTM Vital Signs has developed a wearable monitoring system that could help track at-risk patients for early signs of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Made Pa.’s Casinos Smoke-Free. Now Advocates Want to Make the Change Permanent.

Experts weigh in on the likelihood that Pennsylvania lawmakers would make coronavirus-caused smoke-free policies permanent beyond the pandemic.

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How a New App Could Help Prevent Opioid Overdoses in Philadelphia

Researchers at Drexel University, who put the UnityPhilly app to the test in Kensington, now have plans to introduce the program citywide.

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B.PHL Festival Addresses Challenges to Health-Care Delivery and Maintaining Public Health Amid COVID-19

From enforcing mandatory masking to avoiding health-care employee burnout, experts explored the path forward for Philadelphia’s health-care industry beyond the pandemic.

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If Pennsylvania Is Going to Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana, This Is How It Should Be Done

Marijuana law experts and advocates weigh in on six things lawmakers should keep top of mind amid the movement to legalize weed.

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NextUp: How MOBILion Is Improving the Accuracy of Diagnostic Tests

The Chadds Ford-based company has developed a technology that makes it easy to separate, identify, and analyze molecules that other instruments fail to detect.

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For Its Second Year, B.PHL Innovation Fest Will Be Virtual — and Free

Unlike SXSW and other big festivals, B.PHL’s planners say canceling was not an option. Here’s how they made the switch to online in a pinch.