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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653July 16, 2014

Potassium Supplements May Increase Survival in Patients Taking Diuretics for Heart Failure, Penn Study Suggests

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that patients taking prescription potassium supplements together with loop diuretics for heart failure have better survival rates than patients taking diuretics without the potassium. Moreover, the degree of benefit increases with higher diuretic doses.

Research Questions Prostate Cancer Care

July 15, 2014

Alan Wein of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses prostate cancer care.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

As Pancreatic Cancer Threat Grows, so Do Strategies

July 13, 2014

Jeffrey Drebin and Robert Vonderheide of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss strategies for pancreatic cancer treatment.

Article Source: Philly.com

Audio: Orphan Disease Fundraising Finds a Home at Penn’s Million Dollar Bike Ride

July 10, 2014

H. Lee Sweeny of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on orphan diseases.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660July 14, 2014

Penn Researchers Successfully Alleviate Pulmonary Inflammation through Targeted Drug Delivery

Pulmonary inflammation can cause shallow breathing and the lungs to become brittle in patients who experience multiple blood transfusions, sepsis, lung surgery and acute lung trauma.

Philadelphia Researchers to Create Brain Prosthesis to Restore Memory Loss

July 10, 2014

Michael J. Kahana of the School of Arts & Sciences and Gordon Baltuch of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about developing a device to help restore memory to those affected by traumatic brain injuries.

Let’s Improve Care Website

July 8, 2014

Charlene Wong, Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine and David Asch of Medicine and the Wharton School contribute their thoughts on improving healthcare.gov.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964July 10, 2014

New Penn Study Shows Drinking Alcohol, Even Light-to-Moderate Amounts, Provides No Heart Health Benefit

Reducing the amount of alcoholic beverages consumed, even for light-to-moderate drinkers, may improve cardiovascular health, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure, according to a new multi-center study published in The BMJ and co-led by the

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964July 9, 2014

Penn Study Finds Living Kidney Donation Does Not Increase Risk of Death or Heart Disease for Older Adult Donors

Previous studies linking older age with kidney and heart disease have raised concerns about the safety of living kidney donation among older adults.

Battle Breaks Out Over Europe’s Billion-dollar Brain Project

July 9, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the European Union’s Human Brain Project.

Article Source: Vice News