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May 12, 2020
A Frontline Physician On Her Coronavirus Hospitalization Experience
Dr. Chang was at first incredulous that her mild symptoms were COVID-19. Here she shares her survival story.
May 8, 2020
What I Wish Women and Their Support Systems Knew About Miscarriage
Navigating the stigma, mental toll, and difficult conversations with family, friends, and doctors – a Jefferson researcher shares her experiences and what she’s learned from studying a grieving community.
May 6, 2020
Diagnosed with Cancer During COVID-19, A Nurse Takes One Day at a Time
After a life-changing diagnosis in the middle of the pandemic, one nurse is grateful that she didn’t put off her health, and for her fellow healthcare workers and staff as she navigates treatment.
April 30, 2020
Bariatric Surgery Became the Bridge to a New Heart
At age 29, I went into my family doctor’s office for my yearly check-up. I walked out with a diagnosis of congestive heart failure. This is my story.
April 28, 2020
Tony Luke’s Son Michael Shares His COVID-19 Experience
Michael Lucidonio started developing classic COVID-19 symptoms and within days learned he would need to be put on a ventilator.
April 17, 2020
A Daughter’s Perspective On Her Dad’s Dire Diagnosis
My dad’s uveal melanoma diagnosis changed my view on life—both as a daughter and a nurse.
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.