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Shellie Wass
LATEST POSTS BY Shellie Wass
What to Do if You Believe You Are Witnessing an Overdose
Understanding the signs of an overdose and knowing what to do if you believe that you are witnessing an overdose can help to save the lives of those around you.
Just Keep Swimming: Water Safety for Kids
Whether you’re vacationing or staying close to home, keep your kids safe and healthy this summer.
How to Protect Your Eyes From the Summer Sun
Sunglasses are not just a fashion statement, but an essential preventive healthcare tool.
A TikTok Doctor Discusses LGBTQ+ Care and Providers Being Better Allies
Dr. Austin Chiang was nominated by GLAAD for “TikTok Queer Advocate of the Year.” Here, he shares what the recognition means for him and changes he wants to see.
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.