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From the Experts

COVID-19: Your Questions Answered
Should you worry about the virus being transmitted in the mail? Jefferson experts answer this question and more.
Allyship, Medicine and Meditation
Dr. Karolynn Echols shares how her experience as a Black woman in America shapes her allyship with her patients, including those within the LGBTQ+ community.
What Medicaid Expansion Has Meant for Mental Health during COVID-19
Researchers reflect on the impact the Affordable Care Act has had on opening up access to mental health services.
Complaints of Ringing Ears Increase During COVID-19
If you believe you are experiencing ringing in your ears, especially during COVID-19, you are not alone.
Is it Seasonal Allergies or Coronavirus?
Loss of smell can happen with seasonal allergy, but may also be an early sign of COVID-19 disease. Doctors weigh in for the answers.
How to Recognize and Support Someone Who Feels Hopeless
Is someone you care about just down, or is it more serious? Jefferson mental health experts share warning signs of suicide that shouldn’t be missed, and how to reach out with a listening ear.
COVID-19 Long Haulers: Surviving May Not Mean Thriving
Specialists in rehabilitation medicine, pulmonology, neuroscience and cardiology share early observations about post-COVID challenges patients may face.
Are Health Systems Prepared to Handle a COVID-19 and Flu Surge?
A global pandemic has raised public awareness about virus transmission and the importance of handwashing, mask-wearing and social distancing and avoiding crowds. Surge and scenario planning are key to health system readiness.
Surgical Milestone: Philadelphia’s First Endovascular Arteriovenous
Fistula Creation
For someone experiencing kidney failure, dialysis is a lifesaver. Until very recently, open surgery was the only method available for creating the preferred dialysis access, an arteriovenous fistula.
The Challenges of Communicating With a Mask While Hearing-Impaired
For the almost 48 million Americans who suffer from mild to severe hearing loss, communicating with others wearing masks presents new challenges.
A Realistic Expectation for a COVID-19 Vaccine Debut & Distribution
Dr. John Zurlo, chief of infectious disease at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, weighs in with the latest developments on the COVID-19 vaccine.