What’s (almost) as Bad as Brain Cancer?
When a Citizen editor’s sister gets glioblastoma, her doctors recommend a cutting-edge treatment. Then she rams into the great American healthcare wall: Insurance.
Guest Commentary: How will the Next Mayor Address Mental Illness?
Local mental health advocates call on mayoral candidates to address the underlying issue that affects, crime, drugs, homelessness and growth
Michael Eric Dyson’s Black History Month All Stars
All Star#17: Ethel Allen
What We Can Learn From John Fetterman
The Senator’s public admission of his mental health struggles sends an important signal — especially, a young Philadelphian argues, for other men
Chasing Every Cure
Penn physician David Fajgenbaum and his team had a plan to repurpose existing drugs to cure 12,000 known diseases. Now, with Bill Clinton’s help, they're working to change healthcare as we know it
Guest Commentary: Better Healthcare for Those Who Need it Most
The chief medical officer for a Philly-based healthcare company on the most critical aspect of keeping our 220,000+ seniors healthy: primary care
Philadelphia’s Opioid Addiction Failure
A New York Times article about a crippling new drug has drawn national attention (once again) to Kensington. A former city official who worked on the crisis under Jim Kenney takes the Mayor to task for his failure to solve the problem
Ideas We Should Steal Revisited: How to Embrace (Another Virusy) Winter
Eight years ago, Edmonton, Canada, started a citywide effort to celebrate its intense cold, rather than hide from it. Would doing the same here lessen social isolation, help spur local democracy and make this third Covid winter more bearable?