Perelman School of Medicine

BLP Conversations: Jonathan D. Moreno & John Pankow

November 19, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences and actor John Pankow discuss<

Article Source: Bellevue Literary Press

Mothers Comforting Babies in Pain Actually Changes the Gene Activity in Infants’ Brains

November 18, 2014

Gordon Barr of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for collaborating on a study on whether a mother’s presence

Article Source: Washington Post

Bedbugs Could Spread Deadly, Heart-Damaging Chagas Disease

November 18, 2014

Michael Levy of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about bedbugs and Chagas disease.

Article Source: Newsweek

Seeking the Right to Try

November 18, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is quoted about right-to-try laws.

Article Source: U.S. News
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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369November 17, 2014

No Racial Disparities Observed in Development of Atrial Fibrillation Among Heart Failure Patients, According to Penn Medicine Study

Black patients who have been diagnosed with heart failure are no less likely than white patients to get atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia), according to a new study led by researchers in the 

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369November 17, 2014

New Penn Medicine Study Finds Lay Bystanders in Higher Income Pennsylvania Counties More Likely to Perform CPR When Witnessing a Cardiac Arrest

Members of the public in counties with higher median household incomes are more likely to step into action to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, when they witness someone have a cardiac arrest, according to a new study led by researchers in the 

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369November 17, 2014

Penn Study Examines Patients' Perspectives on Deactivation of Implantable Defibrillators in End-of-Life Scenarios

Most patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)—small devices placed in a person’s chest to help treat irregular heartbeats with electrical pulses, or shocks—haven’t thought about device deactivation if they were to develop a serious illness from which they were not expected to recover.  But given c

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369November 17, 2014

Physicians Prescribe Less Brand Name Drugs When Electronic Health Record Default Settings Show Generics First, Penn Medicine Study Finds

Programming electronic health records to make generic drugs the default choice when physicians write prescriptions may offer one way to reduce unnecessary spending and improve health care value in the face of spiraling U.S.

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653November 17, 2014

Penn Study Shows Bed Bugs Can Transmit Parasite that Causes Chagas Disease

The bed bug may be just as dangerous as its sinister cousin, the triatomine, or “kissing” bug.

March of Dimes and Penn to Establish $10M Research Center to Study Pre-Term Births

November 17, 2014

Deborah Driscoll of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “As an obstetrician for 30 years, I have seen firsthand the t