Karuna Meda
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What I Wish People Knew About Surviving Breast Cancer
A closer look at the physical and emotional impacts that continue after treatment is over, and how to better support breast cancer survivors
How Women Runners Can Avoid Stress Fractures
Women are twice as likely to develop stress fractures from running as men. Physicians and runners give tips on how to minimize risks and recover from injury.
How to Recognize and Support Someone Who Feels Hopeless
Is someone you care about just down, or is it more serious? Jefferson mental health experts share warning signs of suicide that shouldn’t be missed, and how to reach out with a listening ear.
Confronting Racism in the Therapy Room
From microaggressions to advocacy, Dr. Shawn Blue talks about the challenges and responsibilities that come with being part of an underrepresented minority in the mental health space.
Grief and Prejudice – How Asian Americans Are Coping During the Pandemic
A Jefferson faculty shares her family’s experience of grieving the loss of a loved one to COVID-19, while facing racial prejudice and stigma.
How to Manipulate Brain Waves for a Better Mental State
Understanding activity in the brain to help with sleep, stress and focus.
Dealing With Grief in the Age of COVID-19
Facing an inconceivable loss of human life, a mounting economic toll, and a “new normal,” we look for answers on how to cope with grief in various forms.
Boosting Your Immune System – Fact vs. Fiction
From mega-doses of vitamins to nutritional supplements we can’t pronounce – Jefferson experts help us understand what can actually help our immunity during the pandemic.
A History of Injustice – Coping with Racial Trauma
In the wake of police violence against Black people, a Jefferson mental health expert shares her own experiences of dealing with the emotional impact of racial trauma, and offers tips for coping with the anger, grief, and pain.
How to Approach Conversations About Social Distancing and Masking
From perceived risk to caution fatigue, Jefferson experts share insights into why there are differences in how people approach measures intended to prevent spread of the coronavirus.
Survey Reveals the Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Patients
A team of researchers at The Neu Center at SKCC launched a survey to understand the main concerns of cancer patients, and barriers to their care and treatment during the pandemic