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Jessica Lopez
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12 Reasons to Visit a Cardiologist
The heart beats about 115,000 times per day pumping approximately 2,000 gallons of blood through your body. Needless to say, keeping it healthy is crucial to survival.
It Happened to Me: I Went Into Cardiac Arrest When I Was 18 Years Old
A Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University medical student tells her story of adversity, hardship and recovery—and how it will forever change how she views a patient.
A Brief History: Going Vegan Isn’t Anything New
On May 1, 2019, Beyond Meat, a company that produces meat-free look-alikes to classic meat products, priced its initial public offering at $25 a share. Today, not even a year later, the share price sits at $119.49 after climbing to an astounding $239.71 last year. What's driving this food frenzy?
Recommended Lung Nodule Screenings Are Saving Lives
Lung nodules aren’t usually what bring you to the doctor’s office. In fact, they rarely come with symptoms. However, if you are at an elevated risk for lung damage due to medical or lifestyle factors, it’s important to work with your healthcare provider on a screening plan.
Tracking William’s Journey, One of Jefferson’s Tiniest Patients
In 2018, an incredibly vulnerable, tiny patient, named William, was born at Jefferson via an emergency C-section at 17 weeks premature, 23 weeks gestation.
Finding the Power to Fight Cancer—From Within
Using his own immune system to fight chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Russell Powell credits CAR T-cell therapy with helping him battle cancer.
Do At-Home Remedies for Vaginitis Work?
Before you even think of searching for at-home remedies for vaginitis on the internet, you need a proper diagnosis of what's actually happening.
An 80 Pound Weight Loss and Life Gain Thanks to Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
Fed up with the yo-yo dieting cycle, feeling like all she was losing was hope, a webinar led Henrietta to getting sleeve gastrectomy surgery and a new lease on life.
What Happened When a Rare Neuro Disorder Cut My Vacation Short
What was supposed to be a dream vacation turned into a nightmare for 27-year-old Morgan Smith.
20 Tips for a Healthier 2020
Instead of adopting grandiose goals, incorporate small healthy enhancements to your lifestyle to be well and stay motivated.
How to Avoid “Airplane Acne”
Whether you’re traveling for the holidays, a much needed vacation, or an important meeting, your trip can be ruined when you’re greeted by an unwelcome acne breakout upon your arrival at your destination.