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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 matter whether you’re looked after by a man or a woman? Now let me ask another question - do you think, if you’re having a heart attack, that it’s wrong to ask for the best possible care in the Emergency Room? Should you just accept whatever doctor is assigned to you? Do you have a choice? If you...

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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...

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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...