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From the Experts

Rock-a-bye Fly: Why Vibrations Lead to Sleepiness
Researchers discover that gentle vibration can induce sleep in flies through a simple form of learning.
How to Safely Start or Stop a Period, and Answers to Other Common Questions
From irregular periods to inducing or stopping a period, Dr. Beth Schwartz shares answers to frequently asked questions about menstrual cycles.
The Top Ten Health Nexus Articles in 2020
As we near the end of this unprecedented year, here is a look back on our most popular stories of the year.
How to Keep Strong While Recovering from COVID-19 at Home
COVID patients can lose muscle mass quickly while staying in bed. Experts demonstrate safe and effective ways to keep muscles and joints flexible and strong throughout recovery.
Will Pregnant Women Be Able to Get the COVID Vaccine? Experts Hope So
OBGYN experts say the COVID-19 vaccine should be made available to pregnant women who are at higher risk of complications when infected with the virus.
Why Breathing Cold Air Hurts Your Lungs
Colder weather can irritate your airways, though there are many ways to protect your lungs.
Best and Worst Types of Face Masks To Wear In Colder Months
A pulmonologist weighs in on which types of masks provide the best protection against COVID-19, from traditional face masks to winter scarves.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Causes and How to Ease the Pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome affects millions of Americans every year. But what exactly is it? And how is it treated?
The Center for Healthy Aging Introduces Initiative to Improve LGBTQ+ Patient Care
The Center for Healthy Aging staff and providers enrolled in training in order to learn cultural competency and inclusive care in order for aging LGBTQ+ patients to know they’re welcome, seen and safe in their care.
Types of Prostate Cancer Screenings and Why They’re Important
A Jefferson urologist breaks down when men should start getting screened, types of tests available and weighs in on the necessity of rectal exams.
What I Wish People Knew About Surviving Breast Cancer
A closer look at the physical and emotional impacts that continue after treatment is over, and how to better support breast cancer survivors