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Medical Musings With Dr. Shane Marshall: Can Treating Depression Prevent a Heart Attack?

Do you get frustrated by all those pills you have to take? Maybe part of the reason is not understanding what the purpose of each is. A medication should benefit you in one of three ways – it should make you feel better (e.g., pain killers), it should prevent bad things from happening (in the way blood pressure pills prevent strokes) or it should lengthen life (in the way aspirin does after a heart attack). In doctor’s lingo we refer to these things as alleviating symptoms, preventing morbidity, and having a favorable mortality effect....

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Dawn’s Story: A Jefferson University Hospital Experience

"They just make you feel comfortable — like family." Dawn Jackson's transplant journey began in 2001. That's when this now-41-year-old Philadelphia native, mother of two and grandmother of one, had a routine check-up with her primary care p...

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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: The Latest on Coconut Oil

Moringa. Tiger nuts. Blue green algae. Do you scan the health news for the latest superfood? If you’re like me, some products make a brief kitchen appearance, but only a few linger. A quick forage in the back of my fridge reveals half-consumed...

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Healthy Doesn’t Have to Be Hard! Creating Optimal Health, Enhanced Energy Levels and Sustained Weight Loss One Easy Step at a Time

I was riding to a pre-summer party the other day, with one of my friends on the back of my scooter, and she asked me, randomly, about multivitamins. She said “I need to do something different, I know I do. It’s just that I’m not really rea...

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Felix’s Story

A self-proclaimed “sports-fanatic,” Felix always enjoyed staying active. He also enjoys watching sports on television, cooking and gardening. A devoted family man, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Gloria, their children and grandchildr...

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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: Barbershop Blood Pressures

How often do you get your hair cut? If you’re like me, it depends on how many obstacles exist between you and the haircut. Scheduling time from work, getting in the car, driving to town, finding parking, and quickly returning to my office, are...