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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.
Grief and Prejudice – How Asian Americans Are Coping During the Pandemic
A Jefferson faculty shares her family’s experience of grieving the loss of a loved one to COVID-19, while facing racial prejudice and stigma.
What I Wish People Knew About Being a DACA Recipient
A certified medical assistant openly shares the hurtful stereotypes she faces and her struggles with living in fear and caring for her family.
One Year Later, Hahnemann’s Cystic Fibrosis Program Thriving at Jefferson
The closure of Hahnemann University Hospital included a cystic fibrosis program with 110 patients who could not afford a lapse in care.
Dealing With Grief in the Age of COVID-19
Facing an inconceivable loss of human life, a mounting economic toll, and a “new normal,” we look for answers on how to cope with grief in various forms.
A History of Injustice – Coping with Racial Trauma
In the wake of police violence against Black people, a Jefferson mental health expert shares her own experiences of dealing with the emotional impact of racial trauma, and offers tips for coping with the anger, grief, and pain.