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November 30 , 2018
November 30 , 2018

Jefferson Health Welcomes Austin Chiang, MD, MPH, as Chief Medical Social Media Officer

Dr. Chiang's digital presence and innovative approach will allow him to serve as a key liaison between clinicians, medical students and residents to educate them on effective usage of social media, and amplify key organizational messages across medical communities.
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November 29 , 2018
November 29 , 2018

Jefferson Announces Raise of Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour for Employees & Wage Adjustments in January 2019

This pay increase applies to all 14 hospitals, including Magee Rehab, as well as Thomas Jefferson University, and will benefit more than 1,800 current employees.
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November 20 , 2018
November 20 , 2018

In Heart Failure, a Stronger Heart Could Spell Worse Symptoms

Patients with stronger-pumping hearts have as many physical and cognitive impairments as those with weaker hearts, suggesting the need for better treatment.
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November 08 , 2018
November 08 , 2018

Jefferson Health Hospitals Earn Passing Grades for Patient Safety from Leapfrog

Five Jefferson Health hospitals were assigned “A” grades in patient safety for Fall 2018.
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October 31 , 2018
October 31 , 2018

Is it Brain Infection or Cancer? A New Rapid Test Could Hold the Answer

A diagnostic test based on cytokine profile could help distinguish between infection and other diseases.
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October 23 , 2018
October 23 , 2018

RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles in Atlantic City to Benefit Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health

Jefferson Health brings RAIN - A Tribute to the Beatles, to Atlantic City for a ticketed event that will donate 100% of the proceeds to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Jefferson Health.
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October 22 , 2018
October 22 , 2018

Jefferson Mourns Beloved Surgeon, Dr. Richard H. Rothman

Dr. Richard Rothman, 81, has died. He leaves behind thousands of doctors and patients who have been positively affected by his passion for orthopedics.
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October 11 , 2018
October 11 , 2018

Lassa Fever Vaccine Shows Promise and Reveals New Test for Immunity

A new Lassa fever and rabies vaccine shows lasting immunity and suggests a new way to test for protection.
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October 09 , 2018
October 09 , 2018

Seizures Begin with a Muffle

Contrary to long-held assumptions, researchers find that some seizures start after a burst from neurons that inhibit brain activity.
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September 25 , 2018
September 25 , 2018

Combination Therapy of Prostatectomy Plus Radiotherapy May Improve Survival in Patients with Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer

A comparison of two of the most common combination therapies for locally advanced prostate cancer show the more aggressive option is linked with a higher rate of survival.
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