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The Health Nexus is powered by Jefferson's experts, our ground-breaking research and much more. We hope to empower you with information you can trust and inspire you on your personal health journey.

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The Health Nexus is powered by Jefferson's experts, our ground-breaking research and much more. We hope to empower you with information you can trust and inspire you on your personal health journey.

    Personal Stories of the Impact of Racism Against Asian Americans during COVID-19

    Personal Stories of the Impact of Racism Against Asian Americans during COVID-19

    In this episode, emergency medicine physician Dr. Xiao Chi Zhang and Sara Campbell share their experiences of racism and how they’ve found support by telling their stories. Plus, psychiatrist Dr. Deanna Nobleza weighs in on the trauma of the pandemic, its ripple effects and the importance of self-care.

    • 38 min
    Should You Be Worried About Fatty Liver Disease?

    Should You Be Worried About Fatty Liver Disease?

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease may be a disease you may not know about, or even know you have, and it is predicted to be the number one indicator of the need for liver transplant in the next few years. In this episode, we connect with transplant hepatologist Dr. Dina Halegoua-DeMarzio, dedicated to trying to prevent patients from needing a liver transplant because of fatty liver disease. She breaks down what causes it, symptoms (or sometimes lack of symptoms), risk factors and what makes this disease so complicated to diagnose. We also connect with her patient, Karl Burrows, who shares his personal journey after being diagnosed with fatty liver disease in the 1980s. He shares how he was able to keep the disease at bay for more than 20 years before his health took a turn in 2018 and how he’s working with Dr. Halegoua-DeMarzio to stay well through lifestyle choices. 


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    • 10 min
    Cardiologist Travels to Ukraine to Provide Medical Care to Refugees

    Cardiologist Travels to Ukraine to Provide Medical Care to Refugees

    It’s been over a month since Russian invaded Ukraine. For Dr. Alex Hajduczok, a first year cardiologist fellow at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, the war felt at first inconceivable and then it felt impossible to follow from the sidelines. In this episode, he tells us about traveling to Medyka, Poland, a town just on the Polish/Ukrainian border, to provide medical care to the thousands of Ukrainian refugees arriving there each day. The nine days he spent at the pop-up medical tent changed his life and will forever impact his life’s work as a cardiologist.

    To read more about Dr. Hajduczok’s trip, plus see photos and videos, visit TheHealthNexus.org

     

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    The Health Nexus Podcast is powered by Jefferson Health. Jessica Lopez and Carly Williams are our co-hosts and producers. Our team includes Dan Bernstein and Barbara Henderson. Additional support for this episode provided by Patrick Monaghan.

    • 11 min
    Two Years Later: An Update on COVID with Dr. John Zurlo

    Two Years Later: An Update on COVID with Dr. John Zurlo

    When it comes to COVID, we’ve seen our fair share of progress and set-backs over the last two years. This episode, we hear from Chief of Infectious Disease, Dr. John Zurlo on the what life will look like from here. He comments on recent changes to masking restrictions, timelines for vaccinations for young children, the challenges we face in declaring an “end” to the pandemic.


     


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    • 11 min
    What You Need to Know About the National Blood Crisis

    What You Need to Know About the National Blood Crisis

    The nation is experiencing a shortage of blood products. There’s been decline in the number of people donating blood and a drop in blood drives. The result is doctors being forced to make tough decisions about who receives transfusions and who will need to wait until more products are available.


     


    Experts from Jefferson and the American Red Cross address myths behind donating blood, explain how blood is used regularly in the hospital setting, and detail what you can do to help in this time of crisis.


     


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    • 8 min
    Weight Management Tips and the Truth About Bariatric Surgery

    Weight Management Tips and the Truth About Bariatric Surgery

    Bariatric surgeon Dr. Candice Chipman notes that 60 percent of the country is obese, yet only 2 percent are seeking help from a bariatric surgeon when other weight loss methods fail. A misconception about the reason to seek bariatric surgery could be the culprit. She explains the various benefits to this type of surgery and why it isn’t simply about physical appearance.


     


    Then, registered dietician Alexandra Agasar offers tips that you can implement into your life today to manage a healthy weight year round.


     


    Read more on The Health Nexus about how you can manage your weight during holidays, celebrations and year round and snack on a dietician’s tips on how to create long-lasting resolutions for a healthier you.


     


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    • 7 min

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