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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

An Ace Multitasker? No, You Really Aren’t

November 16, 2014

Ruben Gur of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how the brain has limited resources and multitasking.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964November 17, 2014

Penn Medicine and March of Dimes Launch New $10 Million Prematurity Research Center

In recognition of World Prematurity Day, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the March of Dimes Foundation today announce the establishment of a new Prematurity Research Center.

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369November 16, 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 

Man’s Leukemia in Remission Thanks to the HIV Virus

November 12, 2014

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses performing T-cell/HIV treatments on leukemia patients.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Greg Richter | gregory.richter@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-614-1937November 13, 2014

Penn Medicine Study Finds Increased Risk of Cardiac Events in Those with Psoriatic Arthritis, Psoriasis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Those experiencing psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis are at higher risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and cardiovascular death, according to a multi-institutional study led by Penn Medicine researchers published online last month in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.