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Jessica Lopez
LATEST POSTS BY Jessica Lopez
Am I Passing a Kidney Stone? Warning Signs, Risk Factors and Prevention
Kidney stones can strike unexpectedly. Here’s what typically causes stones, what passing them feels like and what you can do.
Even During Wartime, His Heart Belongs to Ukraine
Stirred by his heritage, cardiology fellow, Dr. Alex Hajduczok, traveled to Poland to provide medical aid to Ukrainian refugees crossing the border.
Podcast: Cardiologist Travels to Ukraine to Provide Medical Care to Refugees
In this episode, meet Dr. Alex Hajduczok, a first year cardiologist fellow, who spent nine days at the Polish/Ukrainian border, providing care to refugees and reconnecting with his Ukrainian roots.
Spinal Cord Injuries: What Are They?
Your spinal cord is essential to your body’s functioning—here’s what happens when it’s damaged and warning signs to be aware of.
Study Looks to Break the Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening through Research, Community, and Connection
A medical-oncologist shares how local research is tackling key barriers to care to help improve rates of screening and early detection.
How Midwives Work Alongside Your OB/GYN and Primary Provider
When most people think about midwives, they think about labor and birth. However, their extensive training in gender-specific health care that goes far beyond pregnancy.
How a Former College Athlete Survived a Life-Threatening Pulmonary Embolism
What began as a routine recovery following surgery to repair a sports injury led to the discovery of a life-threatening pulmonary embolism.
The Importance of Colon Cancer Screening: A Mother’s Story of Survival
Kristine Patella was just 38 years old when diagnosed—a colonoscopy saved her life.
Preparing for a Colonoscopy: Managing Expectations and Easing Anxieties
The bottom line is that anxiety is natural, but there is no need to fear a colonoscopy. Screenings save lives.
How One Woman Overcame Epilepsy Challenges Through Martial Arts
Jessie Lentz recently celebrated two years seizure-free and reflects on how martial arts has helped her overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy.
Where I Am Now: Two Years After COVID-19 Hospitalization
South Jersey resident Tom McLaughlin recounts his battle coming off of a ventilator and how he’s managing long-term heart complications, while still living life to the fullest.