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From the Experts

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.
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.
Summer Colds vs. Coronavirus: Here’s What You Should Know
Respiratory viruses may closely resemble COVID-19 with similar symptoms. Here are the key differences.
An Oncologist Reflects on Patient and Self Care During COVID-19
Although Dr. Ana Maria Lopez has been a medical oncologist for more than 20 years, she observes that the challenges of caring for patients during this pandemic are unique.
Surgical Milestone: Philadelphia’s First Micra AV Pacemaker Implanted
The newly FDA-approved pacemaker is the world’s smallest pacemaker with atrioventricular (AV) synchrony, specifically designed for patients with AV block.
A Guide on Going Back – Or Not – in the “Green Phase” of Coronavirus Reopening
As salons, yoga studios, gyms, restaurants and workspaces prepare to open in Pennsylvania’s “green phase” of coronavirus reopening, here’s what you need to consider to stay safe.