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June 16, 2021
Here’s Your Who, Where and When Guide to Getting Tested For HIV
An infectious disease physician answers some common questions about testing, plus what treatment options are available if you test positive.
June 11, 2021
How the Pandemic Has Taken a Toll on Men’s Mental Health
Men’s mental health has been disproportionately affected during COVID-19. Here, a mental health technician discusses stigma around seeking professional help and how to recognize the signs that someone is struggling.
June 9, 2021
Time is Brain: Why It’s Important to Get Treated for Stroke ASAP
Knowing the telltale signs of a stroke is critical to getting immediate medical attention. Read on to understand what happens during a stroke and lifesaving treatment options.
June 4, 2021
15 Years Later, a Man Reflects on the Facial Tumor That Caused Him to Undergo Multiple Surgeries as a Teenager
Cameron Fromm was just 15 when he became one of the first Jefferson Health patients to have a rare tumor behind his nose removed endoscopically.
May 28, 2021
Five Nurses Share Their Real COVID-19 Experiences and Feelings on Reintegration
From the loss of family members, to feelings of guilt and not “being enough,” nurses open up about their past year and a half.
May 27, 2021
Are Earbuds Damaging Your Hearing?
Now that so many of us are working from home and participating in endless Zoom meetings, all-day headphone use is more common than ever before. But what does that mean for your hearing and ear health?
May 25, 2021
What to Eat Three Days Before Your Colonoscopy
Whether this is your first screening or your first since the pandemic started, here is a refresher on how to prep for a colonoscopy from gastroenterologist Dr. Aaron Martin, starting with what to eat three days before to ensure an accurate screening.
May 24, 2021
The Truth About Post-COVID Invulnerability, Vaccine Shedding
Some recovered COVID-19 patients are vaccine-hesitant. Here’s why they shouldn’t be.
May 17, 2021
Will the COVID-19 Vaccine Affect Your Period?
Changes to your menstrual cycle can be scary, but we’re here to clarify what these changes could mean if you just got vaccinated.
May 12, 2021
Types of Allergies and How You Can Find Relief
Allergist-immunologist Dr. Megan Ford breaks down allergy types, including food and seasonal, as well as how to identify triggers and treatments.
May 8, 2021
Three Local Moms Reflect on Motherhood During the Pandemic
Babies born after March 2020 have only ever known the world amid a pandemic. How did mothers cope with pregnancy and childbirth during COVID-19? Here, women share their unique experiences.