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How Could She? Mother Accused in Death of Infants April 15, 2014 | NBC News

Neill Epperson of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about infanticide.

Video: Cancer Treatment Can Be Toxic to the Heart April 14, 2014 | KFSN-TV (Fresno)

Mariell Jessup of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how cancer treatment can affect a patient’s heart health.

Check Up: New Study Recalculates Weight’s Effect on Mortality Risk April 13, 2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Doctoral student Andrew Stokes of the School of Arts and Sciences says, “Illness simultaneously reduces BMI and increases risk for mortality.”

It’s Time to Pay Attention to Sleep, the New Health Frontier April 9, 2014 | Time

Michael Grandner of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Sleep is probably easier to change than diet or exercise.”

Video: Coffee Dependence Could Be Sign of Mental Disorder April 9, 2014 | CBS News (New York)

Charles O’Brien of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that more research is needed in order to categorize caffeine use disorder as a mental illness.