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Jessica Lopez
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Four Jefferson Coming Out Stories
“Appreciating, understanding and accepting each other’s ‘uniqueness’ is fundamental to the job every one of us in health care carries out every day.”
The Warning Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer You Need to Know
A lump in your breast might be the most known warning sign of cancer, but it certainly isn’t the only one.
Connected Heart, Soul – and Kidney
Two twenty-somethings share a living donor journey and tattoos to remember the life-saving adventure.
Do Pumpkin Spice Products Have Any Nutritional Value?
Pumpkin and pumpkin spice boast many nutritional benefits, but have you ever read the ingredients label on these products to see if they actually contain any real pumpkin or pumpkin spice?
Real Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Yogurt Topping
'Tis the season for pumpkin spice flavored everything. Skip the processed goods and try this healthy muffin recipe.
A Father One Day and an Orphan the Next
Adam Sagot's life changed forever in June 2019. He not only became a father to a daughter but also received notice that his fellowship program would be closing—all at the same time.
Cancer Researchers’ Failure to Disclose Industry Payments Damages Patient Trust — and Care
Any relationship with industry, whether with a center director or any other member of the scientific or medical community, must be honest.
This Throat Cancer Survivor and Laryngectomy Patient Cheers on the Phillies as a Hostess
A laryngectomy to battle throat cancer didn’t stop Barbara Kuhn from pursuing her dream retirement job – being a hostess for the Phillies.
Closure of Philadelphia Hospital Raises Red Flag About Wellness of Nation’s Healthcare System
Hahnemann's closure was a national warning about the cost of caring for vulnerable populations, the aging of legacy hospitals, the speeding shift to outpatient care, the rise of virtual care, the competitiveness of nonhospital providers, and the gridlock in Washington.
It Happened to Me: An Overdue Dentist Visit Revealed Mouth Cancer
What started out for John Wilson as a long-procrastinated trip to the dentist for a simple check-up ended in a surreal odyssey through the complexities of head and neck cancer.
When to Take Your Daughter to the Gynecologist
Puberty can be a nerve-wracking time for parents and their children. Pediatric gynecologist Dr. Beth Schwartz breaks down when is the right time to take this step.