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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660August 22, 2014

Penn Study: Electronic Alerts Significantly Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

A Penn Medicine team has found that targeted automated alerts in electronic health records significantly reduce urinary tract infections in hospital patients with urinary catheters. In addition, when the design of the alert was simplified, the rate of improvement dramatically increased.

DEA to Tighten Control of a Type of Pain Pill

August 22, 2014

Jeanmarie Perrone of the Perelman School of Medicine praises new opioid restrictions set by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

A Gene That Makes You Need Less Sleep?

August 21, 2014

Sleep research from Allan Pack of the Perelman School of Medicine is described.

Article Source: New Yorker

Nickel Allergies on Rise as Devices Meet Skin

August 20, 2014

Bruce Brod of the Perelman School of Medicine share his experience in treating patients sensitive to metals.

Article Source: New York Times

What Cured Ebola Patients Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol?

August 20, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on the next steps in proceeding with an experimental Ebola drug.

Article Source: NBC News

What’s Behind the Challenge

August 21, 2014

Roy Rosin, David Asch and Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine contribute their thoughts about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Wharton’s Jonah Berger is cited for his book Contagious: Why Things Catch On.

Article Source: Philly.com

How Do I Talk to My Kids About Suicide?

August 20, 2014

Cory Newman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how one can help those coping with suicide.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Hospitalizations, Deaths for Heart Disease Fall

August 18, 2014

Howard Herrmann of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on decreasing heart disease.

Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 20, 2014

Taking ‘The Condom Pledge’: Penn Student’s Project Leads to Global Changes

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A graduate student at the Perelman School of Medicine created The Condom Pledge, a social media and lifestyle campaign that calls for young people around the world to promise to use condoms and share their oaths to do so.

Jason Parad is changing lives, and he’s doing it with condoms.

Antiperspirants May Alter Your Armpit Bacteria – but For Better or Worse?

August 14, 2014

Elizabeth Grice of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the use of deodorants and antiperspirants.

Article Source: Huffington Post