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Here’s What You Need to Know About Going to the Doctor’s During COVID-19
Physicians in cardiology, primary care and urgent care share what you can expect, and what not to, when you come for an appointment.
Boosting Your Immune System – Fact vs. Fiction
From mega-doses of vitamins to nutritional supplements we can’t pronounce – Jefferson experts help us understand what can actually help our immunity during the pandemic.
Your Guide to Women’s Health Screenings
You may visit your primary care physician on a regular basis, but do you really know what screenings you need to stay healthy and when to get them?
At-Home Remedies to Calm Hives and Itchy Skin
Is stress over coronavirus manifesting on your skin? Here are six ways to feel some relief.
A Patient’s Guide to JeffConnect Appointments Now Available
Health concern or issue? There’s an app for that.
Loneliness in Times of Isolation
Social isolation can change our brain and our lives. What are signs loneliness is affecting us, and how do we combat it?
How to Upgrade Your “Sleep Hygiene” During Coronavirus Outbreak
Sleep releases cytokines that need to increase to effectively fight infection. Here's what you can do to ensure you get the zzz's you need.
How the Coronavirus Could be Affecting Your Period
Dr. Beth Schwartz says she’s recently received questions from her patients on spotting and bleeding, as well as early, late and skipped periods.
Taking Care of Your Mental Well-Being During a Pandemic
Tips and strategies from a mental health expert on coping with stress, keeping up routines, and staying connected while in isolation.
At-Home Exercise Programs With Little or No Equipment Needed
Jefferson’s director of fitness and wellness offers pointers on how to stay fit while socially distancing.
Half of Americans Have High Blood Pressure. Are You at Risk?
Nearly 30 million Americans have joined the ranks of people battling high blood pressure—not because their health has changed in any significant way, but because the guidelines for hypertension have evolved.