From the Experts
Research & Innovation
April 16, 2020
Life Extended After A Dire Diagnosis
A dad’s diagnosis of uveal melanoma wouldn’t keep him from his daughter’s wedding day.
March 31, 2020
What I Wish My Doctor’s Office Knew About Caring For Transgender Patients
From the front desk staff to nurses to doctors, a Jefferson patient tells us how we can pitch in to provide safe and inclusive health care for the transgender community.
March 17, 2020
A “Thank You” After 30 Years Cancer Free
Brad Shelly’s life has been dotted with minor and major miracles—including surviving kidney cancer.
February 14, 2020
A Heart Transplant Story: More Years to Spend With the Love of My Life
"While my heart always skipped a beat for Theresa, it skipped a few too many beats over the years. Several people on my mother’s side of my family suffered from heart disease, so I knew I might, too."
February 11, 2020
It Happened to Me: I Went Into Cardiac Arrest When I Was 18 Years Old
A Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University medical student tells her story of adversity, hardship and recovery—and how it will forever change how she views a patient.
January 21, 2020
Tracking William’s Journey, One of Jefferson’s Tiniest Patients
In 2018, an incredibly vulnerable, tiny patient, named William, was born at Jefferson via an emergency C-section at 17 weeks premature, 23 weeks gestation.
January 13, 2020
Finding the Power to Fight Cancer—From Within
Using his own immune system to fight chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Russell Powell credits CAR T-cell therapy with helping him battle cancer.
January 6, 2020
An 80 Pound Weight Loss and Life Gain Thanks to Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
Fed up with the yo-yo dieting cycle, feeling like all she was losing was hope, a webinar led Henrietta to getting sleeve gastrectomy surgery and a new lease on life.
January 2, 2020
What Happened When a Rare Neuro Disorder Cut My Vacation Short
What was supposed to be a dream vacation turned into a nightmare for 27-year-old Morgan Smith.
December 13, 2019
An Ironman Athlete Gets a Second Chance at Life After Bike Accident
An Ironman athlete was sure he could face anything until one fateful summer day when he crashed his bike into a downed tree and couldn't feel anything beneath his neck.
November 25, 2019
Why MANNA Matters as Part of My Healthcare
South Philly resident Peter Clayton is 80 years old, diabetic, on oxygen 24/7 and sometimes can't even walk five feet before needing a break. Here, he shares the comfort in receiving meals from MANNA for himself and his wife.