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Jessica Lopez
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Here Are the Foods to Eat and Avoid to Find Relief from Inflammation and Pain
The saying goes "you are what you eat." Here, registered dietitians advise on how food impacts short- and long-term chronic inflammation and how it can help you find relief.
Understanding Why Women Are at a Greater Risk for Celiac Disease
Gastroenterologists explain the prevalence of celiac disease, health risks, warning signs and treatment options.
Daily Living Tips for Caregivers and Families of People with Alzheimer’s
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s dementia is a 24-7 job. Here, neuro specialists break down ways to keep your loved one's health on track, as well as your own.
How to Recognize the Signs of Heatstroke in Older Adults
The long-term side effects of heatstroke for adults 65 and older can be devastating, including impaired mental status and kidney malfunction.
6 Reasons Why Breastmilk Is the Most Powerful Medicine for Babies
Breastmilk is often referred to as a “superfood” or “natural vaccination” for babies. Here’s why.
Here’s What You Can Expect for COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots This Fall
Dr. Bruce Meyer, president of Jefferson Health, provides the latest on booster shot recommendations and updates on vaccines for children under 12.
Jefferson Reacts to FDA’s Full Approval of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
The FDA’s decision to fully approve Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine marks a milestone moment in the battle against COVID-19 and optimism for the public’s vaccine confidence.
7 Common Breastfeeding Questions Answered
You don’t have to navigate your breastfeeding journey alone. Here, a lactation consultant offers advice and sources of support for new parents.
How to Keep Kids Safe at School with COVID Delta Cases Rising
With the Delta variant on the rise, here’s how to keep your kids healthy as they head back to the classroom.
COVID-19 and Breastfeeding: Is Getting the Vaccine Safe for My Baby?
Experts weigh in on the threat of contracting COVID-19 while pregnant, passing antibodies to babies and the best ways to keep them safe.
How Effective Are Vaccines Against the Delta Variant? Should We Get Booster Shots? And Other Questions Answered
Infectious diseases physician and Chair of the Jefferson COVID-19 Task Force Dr. John Zurlo discusses everything from masking up (even when you’re fully vaccinated) to the potential of booster shots.