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Here’s How the City Is Preparing to Distribute a COVID-19 Vaccine Once One Is Ready

Several vaccines for the novel coronavirus could be ready by mid-December. Here’s what — and how long — it’ll take to make them accessible to those who need them most.


Meet the Founder of Philly’s First Black-Owned Biotech Manufacturer

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


NextUp: The Narberth Company Making Dentistry Safe Amid the Pandemic

MB Dental Solutions has created a tool that enables dentists to perform routine care while protecting patients from potential exposure to COVID-19.

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The No-B.S. Guide to COVID-19 Testing in Philadelphia

There are many places where you can get tested for coronavirus in Philadelphia. Here’s the information you’ll need to choose the right one.


NextUp: Roundtrip Is Removing Transportation Barriers From Healthcare

The local company created digital tools that make it easier for patients to commute to doctor visits. During the pandemic, they’ve also helped health workers get to their jobs.


Philly Should Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis — And Then Do Something About it

Local health experts weigh in on what it would mean to declare racism a public health emergency and what our officials can do to ensure health equity now.

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