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Jessica Lopez
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Head & Neck Cancers: A How-to and Why You Should Do a Self-Exam Guide
Catching cancer early often starts at home. Here’s what may increase your risk for head or neck cancer and the early warning signs you can look for.
In Case of an Emergency: ER Wait Times Explained and More
If you’re ever waiting in the emergency room, the triage process and how emergencies are handled may feel disconnected or even unorganized, but all is not as it may appear.
She Counts Co-workers as Her Heroes
Clinician Sharanda Williamson was hours away from a blood clot ending her life.
What to Expect from Your First Session with a Therapist
Seeking professional help is a courageous first step. Here’s how to prepare.
How COVID Can Affect Your Heart Health
The effects of COVID on your heart are widespread, and can happen to anyone—from those with severe illness to those with no initial symptoms at all.
Gender Affirmation Roadmap: Getting Started and Knowing Your Options for Affirming Care
If you are considering medical-affirming care or are seeking additional treatment steps, specialists who are culturally competent in LGBTQ+ health care can help you along your journey.
Laparoscopic vs. Robotic Surgery: What’s the Difference?
Small incisions allow for huge benefits. Learn how these two surgery techniques are similar and different and when they’re appropriate.
Easy Ways to Improve Vaginal Health
A Jefferson nurse midwife weighs in with tips she offers her patients to keep their vagina healthy and happy, from foods to eat to safe sex practices.
New Start at Life Following Double Transplant
Crystal Safford struggled with progressive heart disease, then heart failure and found out she needed a new heart and a new kidney.
Allergist Offers Her Tips for Treating Spring Allergies
Dr. Monica Gupta discusses how to prepare for and manage your allergies this season and what therapies are available.
What You Need to Know About Esophageal Cancer
With no screening tools available, it’s important to be aware of your risk for and symptoms of esophageal cancer.