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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.

    How 21-Minute Walks Can Greatly Impact Your Health

    How 21-Minute Walks Can Greatly Impact Your Health

    Lace up those sneakers! Dr. Christine Marschilok joins the latest episode of The Health Nexus Podcast to validate walking as a legitimate form of exercise and break down its many benefits.

    • 20 min
    Anxiety and What to Know Before Starting Medication

    Anxiety and What to Know Before Starting Medication

    There’s the normal day-to-day fleeting anxieties that affect everyone—from meeting someone for a first date to the anticipation of giving a big presentation. Then, there’s anxiety that feels ever-present. Moments of anxiety are normal. Long-term anxiety affecting your quality of life isn’t and coping with it isn't something anyone has to do alone. In this episode, meet adult psychiatrist Dr. Tal Weinberger, who both normalizes the anxiety we all feel from to time and explains when it might be time to start an anti-anxiety medication. Tune in for everything you need to know, from who to discuss anxiety and medication with, what lifestyle changes may happen when starting medication and how long people typically stay on these medications.
    For more stories on supporting mental health, visit TheHealthNexus.org:
    - Recognizing Signs of Depression and When It May Be Time to Start Medication
    - How to Recognize and Support Someone Who Feels Hopeless
    - Red Flags a Therapist Isn’t Right for You
    - How to Find a Culturally Competent Therapist
    - What to Expect Your First Session with a Therapist
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    • 25 min
    Dr. John Zurlo on the COVID-19 Bivalent Booster, Monkeypox and Polio

    Dr. John Zurlo on the COVID-19 Bivalent Booster, Monkeypox and Polio

    Infectious diseases expert and chair of the Jefferson Health COVID-19 Task Force brings us up to speed on the latest information on COVID, monkeypox and polio, plus, his thoughts on masking going into the flu season.

    • 28 min
    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. 
    For more from Dr. Dina Halegoua-DeMarzio and Burrows, click here.
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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

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