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From the Experts

Cannabis and Cancer: What You Should Know
Cannabis can be used medicinally for pain and nausea relief, particularly during cancer treatment, but can it have preventative or curative potential?
Is It Safe To Attend Family Gatherings This Holiday Season?
While many people are vaccinated, COVID-19 still poses a risk to family gatherings. Emergency medicine physician Dr. Efrat Kean weighs in on how to minimize your level of risk.
‘Eye’ Can See Clearly: What You Should Know About Diabetic Retinopathy and How to Reduce Your Risk
An ophthalmologist and diabetes educator discuss what causes diabetic retinopathy and how you can stop it in its tracks.
How Lung Cancer Can Affect People Who Have Never Smoked
A pulmonologist discusses various environmental and health factors that can contribute to lung cancer risk, and what you can do to be proactive.
Why Empathy Is Critical in Health Care
Dr. Jennifer Hummel shares why being a good doctor is about more than just a medical degree and how empathy is a key element in patient care.
What You Need to Know About the COVID Vaccine and Kids Ages Five and Up
The COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children ages 5-11, so we spoke with pediatrician Dr. Meg Frizzola to answer questions from parents.
Can You Have Natural Immunity
to COVID-19?
Dr. John Zurlo breaks down the difference between natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity, and why COVID-19 vaccination remains critical.
Is a Midwife Right for You?
You may have heard of a midwife from a friend or perhaps from a recent binge of “Call The Midwife” on Netflix, but do you know what midwives actually do?
Why Gynecological Cancer Screening is a Must for the LGBTQ+ Community
Jefferson obstetrician-gynecologists share the importance of routine screening and how they aim to break the barriers and promote affirming care.
Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Have Fertility Treatment Options
Ovulation-inducing medications and other treatments have proven overwhelmingly successful in overriding the fertility challenge posed by PCOS.
Understanding Why Women Are at a Greater Risk for Celiac Disease
Gastroenterologists explain the prevalence of celiac disease, health risks, warning signs and treatment options.