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DNA Screening and Counseling: Answering Tough Questions in the Genetic Era

The genetic era is upon us. DNA is tested for a variety of reasons, from forensics and policing to ancestry and familial relationships. But the most promising applications may be in the medical field, where genetic screening can define our risk for a life-threatening condition. One example of this is a mutation of the BRCA more »

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Flu vaccine

Should You Get a Flu Shot? Dr. Condoluci Answers Questions from Instagram Users

Flu season is upon us, and many people are unsure about whether or not they should get vaccinated. Common misconceptions about the effectiveness of flu shots have caused some uncertainty surrounding the topic, but infectious disease specialist David Condoluci, DO, of Jefferson Health-New Jersey, helped to provide some clarity. He recently fielded questions that were more »

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Pain Management: How Doctors Provide Much-Needed Relief

“Take two aspirins and call me in the morning.” If only resolving pain were as simple as this age-old joke about the benefits of a few pain relievers and a good night’s rest. In reality, the situation for patients suffering from chronic or acute pain is much more difficult. It’s a complex equation that includes more »

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Dr. Doghramji

Tips to Make a Smooth Daylight Saving Transition

Tomorrow we “Fall back” one hour for Daylight Saving Time, but how does this affect our sleep cycle? Theoretically, we gain an hour of sleep, but some people struggle to adjust their internal clock to the new daylight pattern. We asked Karl Doghramji, MD, Medical Director of the Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center, about the most more »

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