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Twitter Can Predict Rates of Coronary Heart Disease, According to Penn Research

Penn researchers have now shown that the social media platform Twitter can serve as a dashboard indicator of a community’s psychological well being and can predict rates of heart disease.

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Should Teens Get to Say ‘No’ to Life-saving Medical Treatment? January 23, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Andrew Siegel and Dominic Sisti of the Perelman School of Medicine write about giving teenagers the power to decide on life-saving treatment for themselves.


Audio: New Blood Test Could Indicate Long-term Severity of Concussions January 22, 2015 | “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Douglas Smith and Robert Siman of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss how a new blood test could indicate severity of concussions.


‘Big Data’ Coming Soon to Cancer Care in Philly January 22, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Bill Hanson of the University of Pennsylvania Health System is quoted about big-data initiatives in medicine.


Video: Health Care…Biggest Revolution in 100 Years: Pro January 21, 2015 | CNBC: “On The Money”

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses the changes in the health care industry.


Paid More, Doctors Saw More Medicaid Patients, Penn Study Finds January 22, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Daniel Polsky of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on a Penn study on Medicaid reimbursements for physicians and the number of poor patients.


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