Special Reports

The Opioid Crisis: Confronting America’s Other Fatal Health Epidemic
Now in the shadow of COVID-19, opioid misuse is another long-term health crisis that has killed over 450,000 people in this country since 1999.
Why I Became a Doctor: A Profile of Dr. Diana Scott
An inside look at how she was inspired to overcome adversity, no matter what.
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.
Training Physicians to Respond to Vulnerable Patients – At 30,000 Feet
Drs. Lara Phillips and Wendy Ross are creating a Continuing Medical Education program that addresses in-flight emergencies & the myths and theoretical concerns healthcare providers have that may prevent people with medical training from volunteering in the event of an inflight medical emergency.
Dr. Anthony Fauci Shares COVID-19 Challenges During Jefferson Health Grand Rounds
Recently, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci offered Jefferson Health clinicians some expert insights into the public health and scientific challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Blood with Baggage: Prejudice Underlies Current FDA Regulations for “MSM” Blood Donors
The FDA recently revised blood donor regulations, a rapid change two medical school students say highlights discriminatory policies against the LGBTQ+ community.
Allyship, Medicine and Meditation
Dr. Karolynn Echols shares how her experience as a Black woman in America shapes her allyship with her patients, including those within the LGBTQ+ community.
2020 Voters’ Guide to Health Care
This year, every U.S. citizen has an important job to do: vote.
In Light of President Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis, Here Are Available
Treatment Options
For someone with mild symptoms, it’s generally a watch-and-wait approach.
Delivering Food to Patients to Stop Hunger—and Step Up Medical Care
Staff, students and volunteers connect with the community through a new initiative to combat food insecurity rates in Philadelphia.
Confronting Racism in the Therapy Room
From microaggressions to advocacy, Dr. Shawn Blue talks about the challenges and responsibilities that come with being part of an underrepresented minority in the mental health space.