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Jessica Lopez
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How Do You Know If You Have GERD?
A gastroenterologist shares steps to identifying and managing the symptoms of acid reflux, as well as potential triggers.
Your Guide to a Healthier Thanksgiving
A health guide to Thanksgiving does not have to be synonymous with tips to reduce your calorie intake at the main meal. Here are ways to support a mind body connection, from recognizing hunger cues to mindful meditation.
How to Cope with Grief During the Holidays
Safe Harbor program coordinators share their tips on opening lines of communication and connection, establishing new family traditions, guidance on how to support grieving loved ones and more.
Here’s How to Protect Your Heart Health During the Holidays
An emergency medicine specialist and cardiologist explain why the holidays can be treacherous to your health and how to make them more “heart-friendly.”
Cannabis and Cancer: What You Should Know
Cannabis can be used medicinally for pain and nausea relief, particularly during cancer treatment, but can it have preventative or curative potential?
Is It Safe To Attend Family Gatherings This Holiday Season?
While many people are vaccinated, COVID-19 still poses a risk to family gatherings. Emergency medicine physician Dr. Efrat Kean weighs in on how to minimize your level of risk.
‘Eye’ Can See Clearly: What You Should Know About Diabetic Retinopathy and How to Reduce Your Risk
An ophthalmologist and diabetes educator discuss what causes diabetic retinopathy and how you can stop it in its tracks.
How Lung Cancer Can Affect People Who Have Never Smoked
A pulmonologist discusses various environmental and health factors that can contribute to lung cancer risk, and what you can do to be proactive.
Why Empathy Is Critical in Health Care
Dr. Jennifer Hummel shares why being a good doctor is about more than just a medical degree and how empathy is a key element in patient care.
In Stressful Times, Physician Helps Students and Healthcare Providers Use Art to Decompress
Jefferson Artist-in-Residence Dr. Nazanin Moghbeli finds inspiration at the bedside.
Breast Cysts vs. Cancer: What to Do if You Feel a Lump
Breast surgeon Dr. Susanna Nazarian discusses maintaining breast health and why it’s important to keep up with regular screening mammograms.