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Shellie Wass
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Coping with Social Anxiety as COVID-19 Restrictions Are Lifted
Restrictions being lifted can be anxiety inducing and stressful and having the tools to cope with these feelings can help socialization feel more accessible and comfortable.
Summer Safety Guide 2021: What’s Safe and What’s Not in the ‘New Normal’?
With COVID-19 still prevalent, it’s important to understand what summer activities are safe—whether you are vaccinated or not.  
A Lost Dementia Patient Finds Her Way Back Home
Medical students were faced with the difficulties of reuniting a dementia patient with their family.
No, Your Exercise Bike is Not Giving You a UTI
It is possible to break the cycle of recurring UTIs and yeast infections, whether they are from exercise or not.
How Working From Home Has Affected Our Bodies
You're not alone in back, neck, or wrist pains after working from home. We talked with an expert on ways to alleviate these discomforts.
Receiving Pennsylvania’s First Robotic Aortic Valve Replacement Saved My Life
Facing heart failure, Brian Martin made a life-saving decision to get heart valve replacement after reflecting on the final words of his late father.
How to Get Your Smell and Taste Back After COVID-19
The social media videos on eating strange combinations of food to get your sense of taste back may not be as crazy as they seem.
Sleeping Soundly: Is There Really a Surgery to Stop Your Snoring?
Loud snoring is just a nuisance for some. But for others, it could pose some serious health issues.
The Top Nine Reasons Why I Got the COVID-19 Vaccine
Family medicine physician Dr. John J. Russell shares why he was personally motivated to get vaccinated and how he tolerated the first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Breathe Easier: The Ins and Outs of Lung Nodules
Are you at high risk of lung issues? Screenings and preventative care are easier than ever to help keep patients informed.
Can the COVID-19 Vaccine Cause Bell’s Palsy? Experts Say No.
Facial paralysis and sensitivity are alarming symptoms of Bell's palsy, but full recovery is possible, especially when treated at the right time.