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Jessica Lopez
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Brother to Brother: A Kidney Transplant Story
How one brother used telehealth services to offer a life-saving gift.
Nothing to Fear:
Cancer Surgery During COVID-19
After successful thyroid cancer surgery, Arnaldo Santos encourages patients requiring surgery to have it done and avoid delaying care.
I’m an EVS Worker on an All COVID-19 Unit, Day One Was the Toughest
Rhonda Brown-Parker has been a part of Jefferson’s environmental services department for 16 years. Like most of us, she has never experienced a global pandemic, but now she faces this one each day she arrives to work.
Man Facing Throat Cancer Makes Goal to See His Son Graduate
In 2016, David Rich decided to keep a secret from his teenage son—he had throat cancer that, if left untreated, would soon kill him. He needed surgery and radiation therapy. And he needed it right away.
One Year, 100 Patients: Changing Lives at Continuing Care
When Zach aged out of his network of providers after suffering a traumatic brain injury when he was a teenager, finding a whole new network was difficult, until he met Dr. Mary Stephens.
Going Yellow Isn’t A Green Light:
Know the Risks
Restrictions on work and social interaction ease in the yellow phase of reopening the state. Here's what you need to consider before expanding your social circle.
Breastfeeding Safely During Coronavirus
Obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Bethany Perry answers the top questions new moms are asking in the midst of the pandemic.
Your Guide to Women’s Health Screenings
You may visit your primary care physician on a regular basis, but do you really know what screenings you need to stay healthy and when to get them?
A Safe Space for Nurses to Share Their Coronavirus Fears
Jefferson launches “Nurse2Nurse,” where nurses can debrief with peers.
At-Home Remedies to Calm Hives and Itchy Skin
Is stress over coronavirus manifesting on your skin? Here are six ways to feel some relief.
A Frontline Physician On Her Coronavirus Hospitalization Experience
Dr. Chang was at first incredulous that her mild symptoms were COVID-19. Here she shares her survival story.