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COVID-19 is surging again in Philly, but hospitalizations and deaths are not

COVID-19 surge Philly

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WHO says COVID strain JN.1 is a 'variant of interest,' citing its increasing spread

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Illness

Philly's paid sick leave law for COVID-19 ends later this month

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Prozac could help treat long COVID symptoms, Penn researchers say

Long COVID Prozac

Prevention

Feeling awful after getting a COVID-19 booster? That's a good sign, study says

Prevention

The CDC is no longer distributing COVID-19 vaccination cards

Illness

For millions with long COVID, some answers are emerging about its causes

Long Covid Study

Prevention

Free COVID-19 tests are again available through the U.S. Postal Service; here's how to order them

Free COVID tests

Prevention

Why the CDC has recommended new COVID-19 boosters for all

Prevention

New COVID-19 shots, approved by the FDA, to be available shortly

Prevention

When to get your flu shot, COVID-19 booster and RSV vaccine this fall

Illness

Philly health officials issue COVID-19 advisory as local hospitals see uptick in cases

UPenn Hospital Covid

Illness

COVID-19 may trigger high blood pressure, study finds

Illness

Loss of smell no longer a common sign of COVID-19 infection, researchers find

COVID Loss Smell

Health News

Nearly 9 of 10 health care workers admit to picking their noses – and they're more likely to get COVID-19, study finds

Illness

COVID-19 cases are rising in the U.S., but the risk remains 'low' in Philadelphia

Adult Health

Study reveals staggering toll of being Black in America: 1.6 million excess deaths over 22 years

Black Mortality Rate

Health News

At-home COVID-19 tests recalled for possible bacteria contamination

Covid test recall

Adult Health

Loneliness epidemic affects half of American adults, but there are many ways to get connected

Loneliness Surgeon General

Illness

COVID-19 increases the risk of diabetes, but scientists aren't sure why

Diabetes and COVID-19

Prevention

FDA authorizes second bivalent COVID-19 booster for older adults

Illness

The latest COVID-19 variant is giving people pink eye, doctors say

COVID-19 Pink Eye

Health News

End of COVID-19 emergency will usher in changes across the U.S. health system

COVID Emergency Ends

Children's Health

Pandemic stress, gangs, and utter fear fueled a rise in teen shootings

Teen shootings pandemic

Women's Health

Maternal deaths have surged to their highest mark since 1965, despite being mostly preventable

U.S. maternal mortality

Government

As extra COVID-19 SNAP benefits end next month, Philadelphia food banks brace for impact

Food insecurty highlighted with lost of SNAP benefit funding

Fitness

How long do you need to wait to exercise after COVID-19? Here's what experts say

Exercise after Covid

Health Insurance

Era of 'free' COVID-19 vaccines, test kits and treatments is ending. Who will pay the tab now?

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Prevention

Bivalent boosters offer protection against the latest COVID-19 variant, CDC study finds

Fitness

How much people exercise may affect their risk of respiratory infections, research shows

Exercise respiratory infections

Illness

COVID-19 cases spike in Philly region as new omicron subvariant spreads across Northeast

COVID At-Home Rapid Tests

Illness

For most people, long COVID symptoms ease within a year, new research shows

Long COVID symptoms

Prevention

Free COVID-19 tests are again available via the mail; here's how to order them

Free COVID-19 tests

Illness

Paxlovid has been free so far. Next year, sticker shock awaits

Illness

Twitter's new position on COVID-19 misinformation leaves many health experts fearful of public harm

Twitter covid misinformation policy

Illness

Treating long COVID is rife with guesswork

Prevention

Omicron-specific boosters offer better protection than original COVID-19 vaccine, data shows

COVID-19 Omicron Boosters

Prevention

Moderna's new COVID-19 booster adds significant protection against omicron, company says

Illness

Paxlovid may reduce risk of long COVID in some patients, study shows

Adult Health

COVID-19 drug Paxlovid may interfere with heart medications, scientists say

Illness

Gonorrhea became more drug resistant while attention was on COVID-19

Gonorrhea STD Illustration

Illness

More Republicans than Democrats likely died of COVID-19, study shows

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