Perelman School of Medicine

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660February 5, 2014

Some Patients Receive Unnecessary Prioritization for Liver Transplantation, Penn Medicine Study Finds

Patients waiting for liver transplants who develop hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS), a lung disorder associated with end-stage liver disease, are eligible to move up on the wait list.

Video: CVS Calls It Quits: No More Tobacco Products

February 6, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on smoking being a top health issue in the United States.

Article Source: USA Today

Chasing the Winter Blues Known as SAD

February 4, 2014

Mahendra Bhati of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Why Heroin Is Becoming Deadlier

February 4, 2014

Kyle Kampman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the potency of heroin.

Article Source: Discovery News
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658February 4, 2014

New Sleep Gene, Redeye, Discovered in Fruitflies Promotes the Need to Sleep, According to Penn Study

All creatures great and small, including fruitflies, need sleep. Researchers have surmised that sleep – in any species -- is necessary for repairing proteins, consolidating memories, and removing wastes from cells. But, really, sleep is still a great mystery.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658January 30, 2014

Penn Medicine: Regulatory Protein Serves as a Natural Boost for Immune System's Fight Against Infection, Tumors

Substances called adjuvants that enhance the body’s immune response are critical to getting the most out of vaccines. These boosters stimulate the regular production of antibodies -- caused by foreign substances in the body -- toxins, bacteria, foreign blood cells, and the cells of transplanted organs.

Repealing Health Care Law Would Mean Higher Costs

February 1, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School says repeal of the Affordable Care Act would be “cataclysmic.”

Article Source: USA Today

Newer Football Helmets Could Slash Concussion Risks, Study Suggests

January 31, 2014

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study about newer football helmets that could decrease concussion risk.

Article Source: NBC News

One Third of Women Have Hot Flashes for 10 Years After Menopause

January 31, 2014

Ellen Freeman of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about the importance of individualized treatments for women with menopause.

Article Source: Business Standard
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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964January 30, 2014

Penn Medicine Study Finds More than A Third of Women Have Hot Flashes 10 Years after Menopause

A team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that moderate to severe hot flashes continue, on average, for nearly 5 years after menopause, and more than a third of women experience moderate/severe hot flashes for 10 years or more after menopause.