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How Can the City Protect Residents From Extreme Heat Amid COVID? Philly Health Experts Have Ideas

As Philadelphia enters weeks of 90-degree days, the city is faced with two crises at once: heat exposure and the coronavirus.


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Inovio Embroiled in Lawsuits Around Its Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

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Philly Nonprofit Offers Free Self-Test Kits to Encourage HIV Testing at Home

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Innovation

8 Trailblazing Women in Philly’s Health-Care Revolution

The forces driving Philly medicine are increasingly female. Meet the women at the forefront of the movement.

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Innovation

9 Philly Companies on the Cutting Edge of Cell and Gene Therapy Innovation

From fighting autoimmune diseases to destroying tumors, these are the bold ideas bubbling up from the city’s burgeoning scene.

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When Is the Best Time to Reopen Philadelphia?

Penn health policy expert Alison Buttenheim weighs in on the complex formula for reopening the city and preventing new coronavirus infections and deaths.

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Philly Researchers Are Speeding Up the Clinical Research Process With Coronavirus Trials

They’re in uncharted territory, launching as many as 30 clinical trials just in the last 30 days.

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Inovio Pharmaceuticals Is a Leader in the Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine

The Plymouth Meeting biotech company’s vaccine has attracted the attention of world health experts and is already being tested in humans.

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How Philly Tech Companies Are Modernizing Coronavirus Clinical Trials

The results of some studies are still being recorded on paper. These local companies have developed the tools to change that.



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Philly Should Deploy an Army of Contact Tracers to Fight COVID-19’s Second Wave

Thomas Jefferson University population health expert David Nash wants to enlist people who’ve lost jobs to the shutdown.

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The Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Developed in Philly

Here are the local companies in the race to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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These Philly Coronavirus Medical Milestones Prove Hope Is Not Lost

From repurposed drugs to blood plasma infusions, these developments could save the world’s most at-risk COVID-19 patients.

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A Behavioral Economist Explains Why People Are Still Rebelling Against Social Distancing

Swarthmore professor Syon Bhanot on how to help the defiant make smarter choices.

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Coronavirus Is Legitimizing Pennsylvania’s Marijuana Industry

Special allowances for cannabis businesses, like delivery and curbside pick-up, could boost the sector long after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.


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Real Estate Mogul Brian O’Neill’s Big Health-Care Bet

The developer known for his outrageous ambition is stepping into the world of cell and gene therapy. But with this new venture, he’ll try to balance purpose and profit, for legacy’s sake.

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The Liacouras Center Hospital Probably Won’t Help COVID-19 Patients

But these portable hospital rooms invented by a Drexel alum might.

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Another Philly Company Joins the Race to Develop a Coronavirus Vaccine

Chimeron Bio’s technology could make a future coronavirus vaccine more accessible to patients and cheaper for companies to produce.

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The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Far From Over. But Here’s How It Might End.

Two doctors explain the future course the virus could take — depending on how society responds.

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