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From the Experts

Crossing a Cultural Divide to Care for Those in Need
Urologist resident Dr. May Jean Counsilman fulfilled a lifelong goal on an international medical mission trip to Uganda.
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.
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?
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.
Five Blood Donation Myths Debunked
There are many misconceptions around donating blood, but it remains a constant need in the business of saving lives.
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.