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What I Learn From My Patients

Oncology nurse practitioner at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Lauren McGrath shares what she has learned from her patients. Lauren works with hospitalized patients with cancer who are receiving chemotherapy, or facing complications from their disease.

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More Than A Medical Record: The Hearts Between The Lines

On June 6, 2011 Grace Firestone went tubing on the Brandywine River, trained at her local gym, and later went into sudden cardiac arrest on her mother’s bedroom floor. She was 18 years old. The momentary event altered the course of her life thereafter. Here, the second-year Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University medical more »

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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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