A vaccine administrator, a Black woman with long, black hair wearing blue gloves, is giving a shot to a young Black child with curly hair who is pulling up their t-shirt sleeve.

Pediatricians Push for Routine Vaccinations

In April 2020, routine vaccinations among children dropped to below 40,000, with total routine vaccinations in the city dropping more than 60% at the...

Knitting Nonprofit Promotes Healing, One Stitch at a Time

Ellen Rubin knows knitting is often thought of as a hobby for the elderly, but she believes the craft has something to offer everyone. “I...

Some COVID Patients in for the Long Haul

The fish tasted awful. Lori Cooper doesn’t like to ruin anyone else’s good time at the dinner table, so she kept the taste of the...
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Coronavirus Vaccine: Beyond Bombast, Cautious Optimism

On May 15, President Donald Trump announced, “Vaccine or no vaccine, we’re back.  The words came mere minutes after Trump announced the public-private venture called...
From left: Medical student Tal Lee and nurse Michele Morton are working with the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to provide free coronavirus testing.

Local Med Student Helps Reduce Testing Disparities in African American Neighborhoods

By Josefin Dolstein / JTA At the beginning of her day, Tal Lee will see as many as hundreds of cars snake around the church...
Brian Steiner (front right) gives the thumbs up after teaching another grueling spinning class_ he teaches regularly at PSC in Radnor and at Rodin Place, LifeSport Fitness in Fairmount and AFC Fitness in Bala Cy

Virtual Fitness: It’s Working Out

In a time before the pandemic, the home had much more freedom — it wasn’t burdened with being everything to everybody all the time....
Rapoport Pharmacy

Jewish-Owned Independent Pharmacies Team Up in Philly

From every angle, the edifice of Richard Ost’s Philadelphia Pharmacy at the corner of North Front Street and East Lehigh in West Kensington is...
Sarah Levine

PA COVID-19 Nurse Shares Observations from NYC

By Adam Reinherz  When Sarah Levine, a senior staff nurse at New York University’s Langone Hospital, arrived on March 23 to the Kimmel Pavilion’s 16th...
Jesse Richman

Cherry Hill Doctor Helps Develop Online Eye Test

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 3 million people in the U.S. have glaucoma, the second-leading cause of blindness worldwide. But what worries...
Pennsylvania Guard Members test medical equipment before Montgomery County residents arrive at a a coronavirus testing site in Upper Dublin Township on March 21, 2020. At the direction of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, approximately 80 Guard troops worked with Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency and local authorities to establish drive-through COVID-19 testing at Temple University’s Ambler Campus. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Wil Acosta)

First-Person: Taking the Test for COVID-19

Waiting in a line of cars to get tested for the disease currently ravaging the world has a way of giving a strange weight...