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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.


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Philly-Area Mom Gives Birth After Receiving Uterus From Deceased Donor

It is the first baby born as part of Penn Medicine’s ongoing trial to help women give birth following uterus transplantation.

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Genomind’s Genetic Test for Mental Health Is Now at Acme Pharmacies

Patients can access the testing service to determine how they might respond to various psychiatric drugs.

NextUp: The Penn Spinout Inventing the Next Generation of Surgical Tools

Verix Health is developing a suite of steerable surgical needles to enable minimally invasive treatment of hard-to-reach cancer tumors.

NextUp: 5 Philly Biotech and Pharma Companies to Watch in 2020

From pivotal clinical trials to major partnerships, these five Philly companies made the most of 2019. Here’s what they’ve got planned for 2020.

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The Top 5 Healthcare Stories of 2019

In its inaugural year, NextHealth PHL covered the latest and best innovations in Philly’s biotech and life sciences scene.

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This New IVF Treatment Is a Cheaper Option for Infertility Patients

INVOcell, an FDA-approved fertility treatment now offered at Main Line Fertility, costs roughly 40 percent less than traditional In Vitro Fertilization.



NextUp: The Startup Making Specialized Footwear for Nurses

Clove worked with top medical experts to design a sneaker that meets the unique needs of nurses and other healthcare professionals.

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Why Olive Oil Should Be Part of Your New Year’s Resolution

Temple researchers say adding two spoons of extra virgin olive oil to your diet could help stave off Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders.

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This Villanova Researcher Is Using Earthworms to Create a Human Blood Substitute

Associate professor Jacob Elmer says the critters may hold the secret to a viable and sustainable replacement for human blood donations.

NextUp: The Startup Improving Incontinence Care

DriQ Health has invented a smart adult brief that uses Internet-of-Things technology to help prevent accidents in senior living facilities.

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This Virtual Reality Treatment Could Be the Cure to Phantom Limb Pain

Researchers at MossRehab are studying whether the technology can help rewire patients’ brains to alleviate unexplained limb pain in amputees.


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Impulse Dynamics Secures $80 Million in Funding for Breakthrough Device

The Series D financing will enable the Mount Laurel company to bring its FDA-approved Optimizer Smart therapy to millions of U.S. patients with chronic heart failure.

NextUp: ChromaTan Is Making Biologic Manufacturing More Cost-Effective

The local company has invented a chromatography technique that could save biotech companies millions of dollars.

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Cancer Screening

During Cancer Screen Week, the American Cancer Society’s Carmen Guerra talked to us about how to ensure equal access to preventative cancer screenings.

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Here’s What Health Professionals Can Learn From Instagram Influencers

A new study from researchers at Drexel University found that narrative posts on Instagram may be an effective tool in curbing misinformation about vaccines.

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