Penn in the news

Tongue Fat May Become Key in Treating Sleep Apnea October 1, 2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Richard Schwab of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Tongue size is one of the physical features that should be evaluated by a physician when screening obese patients to determine their risk for obstructive sleep apnea.”

Penn Medicine Has Made 75 Apps to Make Its Hospitals Run Better September 26, 2014 | Philly

Penn Medicine is highlighted for developing apps, such as Connexus, that assist doctors and nurses with patient data.

Antibiotics ‘Linked to Childhood Obesity’ September 30, 2014 | BBC News

Charles Bailey of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how repeated courses of antibiotics are linked to childhood obesity.

Vets Face Rising Worry Over Fleas September 29, 2014 | New York Times

Christine Cain of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on flea outbreaks among pets.

New Smart Catheters Help Doctors Navigate the Heart September 28, 2014 |

Francis Marchlinski and David Frankel of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about a new kind of “smart” catheter.