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From the Experts

Head & Neck Cancers: A How-to and Why You Should Do a Self-Exam Guide
Catching cancer early often starts at home. Here’s what may increase your risk for head or neck cancer and the early warning signs you can look for.
In Case of an Emergency: ER Wait Times Explained and More
If you’re ever waiting in the emergency room, the triage process and how emergencies are handled may feel disconnected or even unorganized, but all is not as it may appear.
What to Expect from Your First Session with a Therapist
Seeking professional help is a courageous first step. Here’s how to prepare.
How COVID Can Affect Your Heart Health
The effects of COVID on your heart are widespread, and can happen to anyone—from those with severe illness to those with no initial symptoms at all.
Gender Affirmation Roadmap: Getting Started and Knowing Your Options for Affirming Care
If you are considering medical-affirming care or are seeking additional treatment steps, specialists who are culturally competent in LGBTQ+ health care can help you along your journey.
Laparoscopic vs. Robotic Surgery: What’s the Difference?
Small incisions allow for huge benefits. Learn how these two surgery techniques are similar and different and when they’re appropriate.
Easy Ways to Improve Vaginal Health
A Jefferson nurse midwife weighs in with tips she offers her patients to keep their vagina healthy and happy, from foods to eat to safe sex practices.
What You Need to Know About Esophageal Cancer
With no screening tools available, it’s important to be aware of your risk for and symptoms of esophageal cancer.
Hernia Repair: Prevent Health Risks and Boost Recovery with Robotic Surgery
Not all hernias will require surgery, but when they lead to other chronic and worsening symptoms, robotic hernia repair surgery may be what you need.
Facts and Myths About Organ Donation
Critically ill patients in need of an organ transplant are in a race against time, though many are not registered to donate due to fear of the unknown.
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.