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City Life

State Liquor Police Have Visited Philly Area Bars More Than 5,000 Times In July

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Control Enforcement Officers […]

NextHealth PHL

Where to Get Tested for Coronavirus in Philadelphia

More than 73,000 people in Philadelphia have been tested for coronavirus since March 16, when the city first began tracking cases of COVID-19. In recent […]

Be Well Philly

Hey, Philly Parents: You Can Get a Free Crib from the City

Great news, parents! You can get a free Pack n’ Play crib delivered right to your door (contactless, of course), thanks to the Department of […]

NextHealth PHL

NextUp: Tridiuum’s Digital Health Platform Is Strengthening Patient-Provider Connections

“NextUp” is a weekly NextHealth PHL feature that highlights the local leaders, organizations and research shaping the Greater Philadelphia region’s life sciences ecosystem. Email qmuse@phillymag.com […]

vaping laws
City Life

Here’s What You Need to Know About Philly’s New Vaping Law

This story has been updated. As e-cigarette use among young people continues to skyrocket across the United States, more cities and states are beginning to […]

vaping laws
City Life

Mayor Kenney Proposes Vaping Legislation to Protect Minors

In response to a nationwide outbreak of vaping-related lung disease that has sickened 1,300 people and resulted in 26 deaths, Mayor Jim Kenney announced on Wednesday new legislation aiming […]

City Life

Queen Village Is Not Screwing Around With Its Rat Infestation

You can’t really say you live in Philly until you’ve seen a brawny rat (or two or three) scurrying about the dark and dismal hollows of SEPTA’s […]

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City Life

Philly’s Heat Warning System Saved 45 Lives Last Year

It’s fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk hot in Philly right now. The National Weather Service’s excessive heat warning — in effect through Sunday — might seem like an unnecessary precaution given […]

medical marijuana
City Life

People With Anxiety Disorders Can Soon Get Pa. Medical Marijuana Cards

A whole lot more people are about to become qualified for a medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania. On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health added […]

kissing bug
City Life

How Worried Should Philly Be About the Blood-Sucking “Kissing Bug”?

Perhaps you’ve heard of the “kissing bug,” aka the stuff of nightmares. News of the terrifying insect has been making the rounds in recent weeks after the CDC […]

City Life

The Opioid Epidemic Is Slashing Philly’s Overall Life Expectancy

Life expectancy in Philadelphia is on the decline — and officials say drug overdoses are a major driving factor. The just-released Health of the City […]

deer tick, lyme disease
City Life

Pennsylvania and New Jersey Are the Worst States for Lyme Disease

You might want to make sure you’re checking for ticks this summer. Recently released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Pennsylvania […]

City Life

Report: Philly Drug Overdose Deaths Jumped to New Record in 2017

A report from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health on Tuesday shed some light on just how dire and damaging the city’s opioid crisis has […]

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City Life

Dive Bar Oscar’s Tavern Is Closed for Health Violations

Bad news for lovers of Oscar’s Tavern: You’ll have to find somewhere else to grab a beer and a cheesesteak-and-a-half for now. The city’s Department of […]

medical marijuana
City Life

The Philly Doctors Who Will Soon Be Able to Recommend Medical Marijuana

Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program is moving along. Just last week, we told you the state had launched its patients and caregivers registry, meaning that you are […]