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Jessica Lopez
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Types of Prostate Cancer Screenings and Why They’re Important
A Jefferson urologist breaks down when men should start getting screened, types of tests available and weighs in on the necessity of rectal exams.
Mobile Testing For COVID-19 Now at All Major TJUH Sites
In addition to testing sites for Jefferson patients, a pair of no-cost sites will help reach underserved patients and communities in Philadelphia and beyond.
Enlarged Prostate,
Cross-Country Flight During COVID-19, and Great Surgical Results
Minimally invasive HoLEP procedure, considered the gold-standard surgery for enlarged prostate, is unavailable in California. So, despite the pandemic, John Steinberg flew to Philadelphia.
Training Physicians to Respond to Vulnerable Patients – At 30,000 Feet
Drs. Lara Phillips and Wendy Ross are creating a Continuing Medical Education program that addresses in-flight emergencies & the myths and theoretical concerns healthcare providers have that may prevent people with medical training from volunteering in the event of an inflight medical emergency.
Dr. Anthony Fauci Shares COVID-19 Challenges During Jefferson Health Grand Rounds
Recently, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci offered Jefferson Health clinicians some expert insights into the public health and scientific challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
This Is the Best Diet for Better Breast Cancer Outcomes
Better breast cancer outcomes could begin with adopting a primarily plant-based diet.
An Annual Mammogram Made All the Difference for Cancer Survivor and CVICU Nurse Practitioner
Delaying her annual mammogram because of COVID-19 could have meant fewer cancer treatment options for Nicole Cavaliere.
Blood with Baggage: Prejudice Underlies Current FDA Regulations for “MSM” Blood Donors
The FDA recently revised blood donor regulations, a rapid change two medical school students say highlights discriminatory policies against the LGBTQ+ community.
Holiday Travel Tips: How to Stay Safe During COVID-19
Can you really go home for the holidays this year? Dr. Michael Barnish weighs in on staying safe on planes, in hotels and on extended drives.
COVID-19: Your Questions Answered
Should you worry about the virus being transmitted in the mail? Jefferson experts answer this question and more.
Allyship, Medicine and Meditation
Dr. Karolynn Echols shares how her experience as a Black woman in America shapes her allyship with her patients, including those within the LGBTQ+ community.