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Jessica Lopez
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The Truth About Post-COVID Invulnerability, Vaccine Shedding
and More
Some recovered COVID-19 patients are vaccine-hesitant. Here’s why they shouldn’t be.
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.
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.
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.