What should hospitals do when the doctors, nurses, and support staff get sick from coronavirus?

Hospitals may suggest that you postpone that back surgery, or consult your doctor by video chat. In New Jersey, hospitals will limit visitors to protect patients and staff.

Coronavirus makes public events and even private gatherings risky, experts say

If avoiding crowds of 5,000 were enough to contain coronavirus, as Philadelphia health officials suggested, cases wouldn't be multiplying rapidly in the U.S. Meanwhile, the Flyers and the Sixers played this week.

Coronavirus makes public events and even private gatherings risky, experts say

If avoiding crowds of 5,000 were enough to contain coronavirus, as Philadelphia health officials suggested, cases wouldn't be multiplying rapidly in the U.S. Meanwhile, the Flyers and the Sixers played this week.

How Instagram creates ‘the perfect storm’ for orthorexia, an obsession with healthy eating

People who suffer from orthorexia follow strict rules about food to the point of endangering their health, and wellness culture on social media isn't helping.

How Instagram creates ‘the perfect storm’ for orthorexia, an obsession with healthy eating

People who suffer from orthorexia follow strict rules about food to the point of endangering their health, and wellness culture on social media isn't helping.

Coronavirus cases identified in Delaware County and South Jersey, and Gov. Wolf urges calm

Two people with coronavirus are quarantined in Delaware County and Camden County. No cases have been reported in Philadelphia.

Coronavirus cases identified in Delaware County and South Jersey, and Gov. Wolf urges calm

Two people with coronavirus are quarantined in Delaware County and Camden County. No cases have been reported in Philadelphia.
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Some good virus news: Flu is down in U.S., including Pa., N.J.

Rates are down, but still high in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Medical mystery: The hip pain that seemed to signal cancer

For years, Lynda Holland’s doctors had disagreed about what was wrong with her hip. She had undergone a slew of scans, plus painful biopsies of her hip bones. Then the answer was revealed — through an accident.

First presumed coronavirus cases reported in Philly area; city officials detail preparedness efforts

The number of cases of the novel coronavirus escalated both locally and nationally on Friday, including cases in Delaware County in Pennsylvania and Camden County in South Jersey.

Coronavirus anxiety is all around. ‘Don’t oversaturate yourself,' Philly experts advise.

While everyone should be preparing themselves for coronavirus, balancing anxiety and readiness can be tricky. Experts say to focus on self care and limit how much information you take in.

No, the coronavirus is not killing 3.4% of patients. Here's why.

We know how many people have died from the virus, but we don't know the total number of patients. That will change.

How the Philly region is preparing for coronavirus — without causing panic

Around the Philadelphia region, county health departments are bracing for coronavirus by educating residents, training staff, and developing response plans.

Q&A: What is hypothyroidism?

A patient may experience symptoms such as lack of energy, weight gain, constipation, or depressed mood.

Young colon cancer survivors use glamour to raise awareness

A growing number of young adults are facing colorectal cancer, once thought to be almost exclusively a condition of older age.

New Jersey reports second presumed coronavirus case; U.S. death toll rises to 12

New Jersey has reported its second "presumptive positive" case of the virus, while in Philadelphia, officials are awaiting test results from two potential cases.

N.J. announces ‘first presumptive positive’ coronavirus case in state — in Bergen County

The state is seeking CDC confirmation of a positive test for a man hospitalized in North Jersey.

My rare colon cancer has meant years of chronic pain. Why I work at not letting it show.

I often wonder how I escaped becoming a statistic. I also wonder how I did become another kind of statistic – the growing community of cancer survivors. Either way, apparently, I look great.

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