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From the Experts

Surgical Milestone: Philadelphia’s First Transoral Thyroidectomy
Otolaryngologists Dr. Christopher Fundakowski and Dr. Elizabeth Cottrill recently performed the first transoral thyroidectomy in Philadelphia.
Food for Good Sleep? Here’s What You Should Eat
While there are many things that affect the quantity and quality of the sleep you get, one most people overlook is the food they eat before bedtime.
How to Avoid “Airplane Acne”
Whether you’re traveling for the holidays, a much needed vacation, or an important meeting, your trip can be ruined when you’re greeted by an unwelcome acne breakout upon your arrival at your destination.
Operating on the “Rattlesnake of the Abdomen”
How performing more than 1,600 Whipple procedures has advanced the fight against pancreatic cancer.
Food as Medicine
How MANNA, a Philadelphia volunteer service, helps a Jefferson physician nourish her patients to achieve greater health.
How to Start a Heart-Friendly Fall Fitness Routine
A cardiac rehabilitation specialist offers the tips she gives her heart patients to start a fall fitness routine.
How to Make a Smooth Daylight Saving Transition
While for some "falling back" one hour means extra time in bed, others struggle to adjust their internal clock to the new daylight pattern. Read on for tips to ensure a satisfying snooze!
What Foods to Eat & Avoid During Breast Cancer Treatment
When you’re battling a disease like breast cancer, a nutritious diet can be one of your strongest allies in the fight.
The Warning Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer You Need to Know
A lump in your breast might be the most known warning sign of cancer, but it certainly isn’t the only one.
Cancer Researchers’ Failure to Disclose Industry Payments Damages Patient Trust — and Care
Any relationship with industry, whether with a center director or any other member of the scientific or medical community, must be honest.
When to Take Your Daughter to the Gynecologist
Puberty can be a nerve-wracking time for parents and their children. Pediatric gynecologist Dr. Beth Schwartz breaks down when is the right time to take this step.