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  • Medicine in Black and White
    It wasn’t that long ago in America that separate hospitals for black and white patients were the norm. In places where a black hospital didn’t exist, black patients might be directed to separate entrances, waiting areas, and wings of a white hospital—or they would simply be denied care.

  • The Flu Can Impair Your Brain
    According to research published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the virus could have a long-lasting effect on your brain, leaving your memory impaired for months.

  • Colorectal Cancer Rates Spike in Younger Adults
    According to a recent study from the American Cancer Society, people born in 1990 have double the risk of developing colon cancer and quadruple the risk of developing rectal cancer as someone born in 1950.

  • Rothman Studies Shows Less Need for Opioids in Hand Surgery
    According to two new studies conducted at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, preoperative counseling and administration of non-opioid pain relievers resulted in overall less need for opioids to manage pain after hand surgery.

  • Don’t Try This at Home
    Jefferson Doctor Concerned about Home DNA Tests

    Recently, the FDA granted marketing authorization to 23andMe for a home DNA-testing kit that allows consumers to find out if they might have a mutation that puts them at higher risk of some types of cancer. Daniel P. Silver, MD, PhD, who leads the Breast Cancer Research Program at Jefferson Health’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, has concerns.

  • Jefferson Pledges to Work with VA for Information Exchange
    Thomas Jefferson University Health has signed on to work with the Veterans Administration (VA) to improve the efficiency of exchanging healthcare information electronically.

  • Rothman Institute to Study Medical Marijuana for Pain Relief, Pot Prescriptions Could Reduce Need for Opioids
    The Rothman Institute at Jefferson announced recently it would collaborate on a study to investigate the benefits of medical marijuana for patients suffering from chronic and acute pain.

  • What Eggsactly is the Deal With Eggs and Health?
    One-minute eggs are a healthy diet choice. The next they are not. Then they are again. Cathy Ricker, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, clinical dietician at Jefferson University Hospital, gives eggs the once-over to make it easy to figure out the health effects of a favorite breakfast food.

  • A Designing College—Jefferson Program Named to Top Honors List
    Thomas Jefferson University was named one of the top schools in the country for graphic design by Graphic Design USA Magazine.

  • Jefferson-Philadelphia University Merger Setting New Standards, Getting Attention
    What do you get when you combine a university known for its design, engineering, and health science programs and one of the best health sciences universities in the country? A winning combination called Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University).


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SKMC Bulletin

The Bulletin is published quarterly for alumni of Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. 



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Thomas Jefferson University Colleges' Review

The Review is published twice a year for alumni of Jefferson Colleges of Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy and Population Health.