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FDA Discourages Unnecessary ‘Keepsake’ Ultrasounds During Pregnancy December 17, 2014 | Huffington Post

Peter Gearhart of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about repeated exposure to ultrasounds.


‘Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,’ but Encourage Your Girl Babies to Be Engineers December 9, 2014 | Philly.com

Flaura Winston of the Perelman School of Medicine writes about parents encouraging their female children to study STEM topics.


Let’s Help Patients Make Informed Decisions December 17, 2014 | Philly.com

Brandon Maughan of the Perelman School of Medicine wrote an op-ed about helping to inform health-care patients to make the best decisions for themselves.


A Scientific Case for Starting the Workday at 10 A.M. December 15, 2014 | Huffington Post

Mathias Basner of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “The evidence that time spent working was the most prominent sleep thief was overwhelming.”


Could a Lie in Dramatically Improve Your Life? Experts Call for Workers to Start at 10AM to Improve Sleep Quality December 11, 2014 | Daily Mail (U.K.)

Mathias Basner of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about studying an association between earlier starting times for work or school and less sleeping time.