Philly Extends PHLConnectED Program Through Comcast

Committed to helping people connect to the Internet throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Comcast — an American telecommunications conglomerate headquartered in Philadelphia — announced that it will continue to provide free Internet service, via the PHLConnectED Program, for the first 60 days for new Internet Essential customers. Additionally, the company announced …

Christmas Toy Drives Go Virtual

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way hospitals traditionally bring about holiday cheer for patients and their families. With the safety and health of patients top of mind, as well as that of donors and the local community, charity events, donation processes and toy drives have gone virtual. This is …

Wellness App Designed to Boost Veterans’ Health

Studies have shown that military members and veterans experience high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury and depression when returning from active duty. When these psychiatric conditions are left untreated, increased rates of substance abuse and suicide are likely. To raise awareness surrounding the issues veterans face, …

CHOP Addresses Food Insecurity

One in five Philadelphians experience food insecurity. Meaning, they do not have consistent access to enough food and resources to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. The current pandemic has intensified this issue for a plethora of individuals and their families, putting the overall health and development of children at …

IBC Buzzing Over Latest Sustainability Project

Philadelphia region’s largest health insurance company, Independence Blue Cross (IBC), has teamed up with Alvéole — a Montreal based beekeeping company — on a substantial sustainability initiative. 30,000 honeybees are now living in an unoccupied space at the Independence Blue Cross corporate headquarters in Center City, Philadelphia at 19th and …

Blue Cross NC Launches Innovative Disease Solutions

To help address two of the largest ongoing health issues facing Americans today — smoking and type 2 diabetes — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) has teamed up with Carrot Inc. and Virta Health to offer members disease reversal solutions through comprehensive virtual care …

Innovative Liquid Biopsy Assay Approved by Highmark

Over the years, finding easier and more effective ways to identify appropriate treatments for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients has been a major focus for liquid biopsy developers. After more than two years of diagnostic evaluation, Biocept’s Target Selector liquid biopsy assay was approved by health insurance carrier, Highmark. …