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Jessica Lopez
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Here’s What You Can Expect for COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots This Fall
Dr. Bruce Meyer, president of Jefferson Health, provides the latest on booster shot recommendations and updates on vaccines for children under 12.
Jefferson Reacts to FDA’s Full Approval of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
The FDA’s decision to fully approve Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine marks a milestone moment in the battle against COVID-19 and optimism for the public’s vaccine confidence.
7 Common Breastfeeding Questions Answered
You don’t have to navigate your breastfeeding journey alone. Here, a lactation consultant offers advice and sources of support for new parents.
How to Keep Kids Safe at School with COVID Delta Cases Rising
With the Delta variant on the rise, here’s how to keep your kids healthy as they head back to the classroom.
COVID-19 and Breastfeeding: Is Getting the Vaccine Safe for My Baby?
Experts weigh in on the threat of contracting COVID-19 while pregnant, passing antibodies to babies and the best ways to keep them safe.
How Effective Are Vaccines Against the Delta Variant? Should We Get Booster Shots? And Other Questions Answered
Infectious diseases physician and Chair of the Jefferson COVID-19 Task Force Dr. John Zurlo discusses everything from masking up (even when you’re fully vaccinated) to the potential of booster shots.
It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint:
My Battle with Long COVID
Alexandra Hackett has been battling long COVID for almost a year and half. Here, she shares an update on her journey to health, including frustrating setbacks and new holistic treatments with micronutrient infusions and acupuncture.
How to Prevent Lyme Disease and Protect Yourself From Tick Bites
When left untreated, Lyme disease can lead to long-term side effects like chronic weakness and even facial paralysis.
My Transition Journey and Becoming My ‘True Self’
From coming out, to starting his medical transition at age 26, Xander has faced many changes – and many small victories – that have helped him become who he’s always wanted to be.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need to Know
Here, a neurologist discusses the landscape of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, available treatments, genetic dementia and ways you can help strengthen your cognitive function.
Yes, Meditating Can Reverse Cognitive Decline and Reshape the Brain. Here’s How
If you’ve been thinking of adopting a meditation practice, let this interview be your sign to start and perhaps give Kirtan Kriya meditation a try.