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A New LGBTQ+ Affirming Practice Focuses on Safe and Compassionate Care
This winter, Jefferson Health Haddonfield Primary & Specialty Care will open, providing a safe space for LGBTQ+ patients to seek inclusive, multidisciplinary care.
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.
Are People With Sleep Apnea At A Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19?
The answer is not so simple according to otolaryngologist Dr. Maurits Boon and sleep medicine specialist Dr. Karl Doghramji.
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.
Seasonal Affective Disorder: Tips for Brightening Your Mood on Shorter, Dark Days
Daily light therapy from a tabletop light box and walks in bright winter sunshine lead the way in relieving seasonal affective disorder—even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Mobile Testing For COVID-19 Now at All Major TJUH Sites
In addition to testing sites for Jefferson patients, a pair of no-cost sites will help reach underserved patients and communities in Philadelphia and beyond.
How to Get Intimacy Back after Cancer Treatment
Research shows women are less likely to hear how cancer treatments might impact their sexual health. Experts weigh in on how women can explore these questions with their doctors and partners.
This Is the Best Diet for Better Breast Cancer Outcomes
Better breast cancer outcomes could begin with adopting a primarily plant-based diet.
How Women Runners Can Avoid Stress Fractures
Women are twice as likely to develop stress fractures from running as men. Physicians and runners give tips on how to minimize risks and recover from injury.