Jessica Lopez
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COVID-19 and the Flu: Will there
be a ‘Twindemic?’
It is possible to get both COVID-19 and the flu at the same time. Here’s how to protect yourself when two similar viruses collide.
Are Health Systems Prepared to Handle a COVID-19 and Flu Surge?
A global pandemic has raised public awareness about virus transmission and the importance of handwashing, mask-wearing and social distancing and avoiding crowds. Surge and scenario planning are key to health system readiness.
Back to School: Mask-Wearing Best Practices for Your Children
Here are the mask-wearing best practices you need to know, from best types of masks, to how often they need to be washed.
Health Tips for Going Back to School During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Masks and hand sanitizer have joined colored pencils and crayons on the school supply list, and there have been a few additions to the back-to-school routine.
Surgical Milestone: Philadelphia’s First Endovascular Arteriovenous
Fistula Creation
For someone experiencing kidney failure, dialysis is a lifesaver. Until very recently, open surgery was the only method available for creating the preferred dialysis access, an arteriovenous fistula.
The Challenges of Communicating With a Mask While Hearing-Impaired
For the almost 48 million Americans who suffer from mild to severe hearing loss, communicating with others wearing masks presents new challenges.
High Risk Father of Six Recovers From Severe COVID-19
Kevin Jackson’s life-changing battle with COVID-19 began at his dialysis appointment, from which he was rushed to the hospital after his temperature soared to 103 degrees.
Delivering Food to Patients to Stop Hunger—and Step Up Medical Care
Staff, students and volunteers connect with the community through a new initiative to combat food insecurity rates in Philadelphia.
COVID-19 Caused Philly Father to Go on Dialysis and Triggered Memory Loss
Dan Nardi was disoriented and weak when he arrived at Magee Rehabilitation in May, so much so the 50-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man couldn’t sit up in bed. He was in the fight of his life.
A Realistic Expectation for a COVID-19 Vaccine Debut & Distribution
Dr. John Zurlo, chief of infectious disease at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, weighs in with the latest developments on the COVID-19 vaccine.
Summer Colds vs. Coronavirus: Here’s What You Should Know
Respiratory viruses may closely resemble COVID-19 with similar symptoms. Here are the key differences.