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Four Ways to Avoid Back Pain
Back pain can interfere with you doing what you enjoy. Thankfully, there are some things you can do each and every day to prevent it.
Why Wearing a Mask Can Be Controversial
Researchers investigate the social drivers of mask wearing during COVID-19.
Mind Over Matter
One stroke patient's journey to help researchers understand if brain implants connected to a robotic arm brace can help him…and eventually other survivors…restore movement.
MATER Staff Turns to their Mindfulness Therapy Research to Navigate COVID-19 Stressors
Proven to help moms in through opioid abuse disorder, mindfulness practice may also be helpful to others in crisis.
Investigating the Long-term Impact of COVID-19
Jefferson researchers join a CDC study to follow COVID-19 “long-haulers” and their symptoms.
To Sleep or Not to Sleep?
Neuroscience researchers study how fruit flies decide between sleep and other behaviors, like mating, and the factors that influence that decision.
A Margin of Error
College of Nursing assistant professor Karen Alexander, PhD, RN, talks candidly and bravely about her unconscious bias that crept into the care she had once provided as a nurse.
Can the COVID-19 Vaccine Cause Bell’s Palsy? Experts Say No.
Facial paralysis and sensitivity are alarming symptoms of Bell's palsy, but full recovery is possible, especially when treated at the right time.
What I Wish You Knew About My Endometriosis
How to be more empathetic for those suffering from endometriosis, a poorly studied disease that affects more than six million people in the U.S., and nearly 200 million worldwide.
Home Remedies for Endometriosis During COVID-19
Endometriosis pain doesn't stop when you can't see a doctor. We spoke with a researcher on endo home remedies that work.
A Call for Action Against Racism in Medicine
Worn from carrying the burden of fighting against racial injustice, a group of physicians pen a letter titled “Dear White People” asking colleagues in medicine to take up the cause of anti-racism.