FILE PHOTO: In this Oct. 28, 2020, file photo, medical personnel don PPE while attending to a patient (not infected with COVID-19) at Bellevue Hospital in New York. Workers in New York City-run hospitals and health clinics will have to get vaccinated or get tested weekly under a policy announced Wednesday, July 21, 2021, to battle a rise in COVID-19 cases fueled by the highly contagious delta variant. Seth Wenig / AP Photo

The delta variant will drive a steep rise in U.S. COVID deaths, a new model shows

By Rob Stein and Selena Simmons-Duffin/NPR

The main projection shows a steady slope upwards to the peak in October, and then a steady slope back down.

Parts of Pa. got hazy because of intense western wildfires. It could happen more often

As climate change creates conditions that lead to more intense wildfires, Pennsylvania could see more pollution from them.

By Rachel McDevitt

Lancaster County man pleads guilty to murder of Linda Stoltzfoos

Prosecutors said they entered a plea deal with Justo Smoker because they believe they never would have found her body without his help.

By Christine Vendel/PennLive

Pa. health officials request $124 million in pandemic-related emergency contracts as GOP calls for oversight

In House and Senate hearings this week state lawmakers pushed for more oversight as health officials doubled down on its needs to secure emergency contracts for contact tracing and COVID-19 tests.

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

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We are not separate from each other. But we don’t always believe it, and we don’t always practice it.

In Transforming Health’s 2021 Summer Read You Belong: A Call for Connection, meditation expert Sebene Selassie explores the ways we separate (and thus suffer), and offers a map back to belonging.

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