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Medical Musings With Dr. Shane Marshall: Sarcoidosis and The Body Politic

What if a foreigner moved to your country and took your job? Worse yet, what if he opened the door to your house, looked around, and said “Hmm, this looks good, I’ll just crash here”. You’d want to defend your turf. But what if you had no recourse but to watch, quietly fuming, as he set up shop, with all his stuff spread around, while he went about his alien rituals? What if his pungent spices make your eyes water or that stuff he smokes makes you wheeze and rattle or his mere presence leaves you exhausted and unable to function? W...

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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: The Latest on Chips and Apples

Last month Mrs. Darrell got dropped off on Reid Street and headed into a dress shop. She was browsing through the racks when she paused, thinking, “Something’s not right.” Then she promptly slumped to the ground, unconscious. It was 11:34 ...

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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: Are Women Better Doctors Than Men?

What do you look for in a doctor? I’m guessing competence is right up there, someone who’s up to date, not too intimidating; someone who listens. Is it important your doctor be the same ethnicity as you? Why? How about gender – does it mat...

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Elroy’s Story: A Temple University Hospital Experience

For Elroy, a special moment is reading his granddaughter her favorite story, or getting out on the court to teach his grandsons how to shoot a jump shot. A few years ago, Elroy had a heart attack, then another one. His heart was failing. “M...

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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), i...

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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...