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

(Mar 06, 2020)

County officials across the Philadelphia region say they routinely consider how to deal with infectious diseases like measles or whooping cough. But with millions of residents in their jurisdictions and the scope of the coronavirus outbreak still unclear, they’re readying for what could be a much greater challenge. Read more

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Coronavirus?: Freqently Asked Questions

(Mar 04, 2020)

What is coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others circulating among animals, including camels, cats and bats. Read more

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Medical students in Pa. practiced pelvic exams on unconscious patients for years. That could end soon.

(Mar 04, 2020)

Before Kathleen Ackert started her rotations, she was alarmed when she heard tales of medical students practicing pelvic exams on unconscious patients. Read more

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OPINION: Trump’s High Court Hears Its First Abortion Case

(Mar 03, 2020)

The NYT editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate from the newsroom. Read more

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Federal commission highlights harms and civil rights violations for women in prison

(Feb 28, 2020)

Despite federal reforms, including the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), “incarcerated women continue to experience physical and psychological safety harms while incarcerated and insufficient satisfaction of their constitutional rights.” Read more