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Jessica Lopez
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Surgical Milestone: Philadelphia’s First Micra AV Pacemaker Implanted
The newly FDA-approved pacemaker is the world’s smallest pacemaker with atrioventricular (AV) synchrony, specifically designed for patients with AV block.
I Didn’t Get a Colonoscopy Until I Was 61, but I Didn’t Need to Be So Scared
Horror stories about getting a colonoscopy and the dreaded prep made Diana put off her own until a physician helped her tap the courage to make the appointment.
A Guide on Going Back – Or Not – in the “Green Phase” of Coronavirus Reopening
As salons, yoga studios, gyms, restaurants and workspaces prepare to open in Pennsylvania’s “green phase” of coronavirus reopening, here’s what you need to consider to stay safe.
Art is the Recipe for Recovery
for Philly Chef Brad Spence
Brad Spence was just 43 years old, and on the cusp of opening a new restaurant, when life abruptly hit the pause button.
One Year Later, Hahnemann’s Cystic Fibrosis Program Thriving at Jefferson
The closure of Hahnemann University Hospital included a cystic fibrosis program with 110 patients who could not afford a lapse in care.
Here’s What You Need to Know About Going to the Doctor’s During COVID-19
Physicians in cardiology, primary care and urgent care share what you can expect, and what not to, when you come for an appointment.
Brother to Brother: A Kidney Transplant Story
How one brother used telehealth services to offer a life-saving gift.
Nothing to Fear:
Cancer Surgery During COVID-19
After successful thyroid cancer surgery, Arnaldo Santos encourages patients requiring surgery to have it done and avoid delaying care.
I’m an EVS Worker on an All COVID-19 Unit, Day One Was the Toughest
Rhonda Brown-Parker has been a part of Jefferson’s environmental services department for 16 years. Like most of us, she has never experienced a global pandemic, but now she faces this one each day she arrives to work.
Man Facing Throat Cancer Makes Goal to See His Son Graduate
In 2016, David Rich decided to keep a secret from his teenage son—he had throat cancer that, if left untreated, would soon kill him. He needed surgery and radiation therapy. And he needed it right away.
One Year, 100 Patients: Changing Lives at Continuing Care
When Zach aged out of his network of providers after suffering a traumatic brain injury when he was a teenager, finding a whole new network was difficult, until he met Dr. Mary Stephens.