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Jeff Masishin and his wife, Debbie

Kidney Transplant Recipient Finds the Silver Lining in a Difficult Situation

The Jefferson Transplant Institute earned a laudable five out of five star ranking from the Scientific Register of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). The SRTR evaluates the patient survival and organ functionality one year after their transplantation, and then assigns a score of one (the worst) to five (the best). This is the story of one Transplant Institute kidney transplantation patient.

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Woman doing a flying kick to break a board that reads "Epilepsy"

Conquering Epilepsy: Jessie Lentz Thanks Jefferson – and Martial Arts – for Saving Her Life

When Jefferson emergency room technician Jesse Lentz, EDT, recently found herself challenged with epilepsy-related health issues she experienced first-hand the high caliber of Emergency, Critical Care, and Neuroscience patient care Jefferson offers.

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A physical therapist and patients in an exercise class.

JeffFIT Offering Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Class

The health benefits of exercise are no secret. Getting enough exercise helps maintain a healthy weight, can help prevent cardiovascular disease and improves sleep habits. But many people may not realize that appropriate exercise can help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, a chronic, progressive neurologic disease that affects movement.

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