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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. “My dad cares deeply for my children and my family.” says his daughter, Vanessa. “Knowing that we might lose him was like being hit with a ton of bricks.” The heart attacks severely damaged and narrowed the arteries around Elroy’s heart. His doctors in Harrisburg realized they could no long...

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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...

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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...