Perelman School of Medicine

There’s Cold Comfort for Phila. on Bedbugs

January 9, 2014

Michael Levy of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses his research on bed bug hot spots in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: Are You a Binge Drinker? Your Doctor Likely Doesn’t Know, Report Finds

January 7, 2014

Charles O’Brien of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on reasons why doctors avoid the subject of binge drinking with patients.

Article Source: NBC News

Audio: 5 Ways Extreme Cold Affects Your Body

January 6, 2014

Tejvir Khurana of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses how extreme cold weather affects the body.

Video: How to Stay Safe in the Dangerous Cold

January 3, 2014

Peter Sananman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on hypothermia.

Article Source: CBS News (Philadelphia)

How to Keep Your Resolutions

January 3, 2014

Katherine Milkman of the Wharton School and Kevin Volpp of Wharton and the Perelman School of Medicine offer tips to improve the chances of keeping New Year’s resolutions.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183January 3, 2014

Disparities Run Deep: Parkinson's Patients Utilization of Deep Brain Stimulation Treatment Reduced within Demographic Groups

Among Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, female, black, and Asian patients are substantially less likely to receive proven deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery to improve tremors and motor symptoms, according to a new report by a Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania researcher who identified considerable disparities among Medicare recipients receiving DBS for

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369January 2, 2014

Survival Rates Similar for Gunshot, Stabbing Victims Whether Brought to the Hospital by Police or EMS, Penn Medicine Study Finds

A new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found no significant difference in adjusted overall survival rates between gunshot and stabbing (so-called penetrating trauma injuries) victims in Philadelphia whether they were transported to the emergency department by the police department or th

Skip the Homework If You’ve Got a Concussion

January 6, 2014

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the varied recovery time of concussion injuries.

Article Source: NBC News

93 Percent of Hospital Executives Think Obamacare Will Make Health Care Better

December 19, 2013

Ralph Muller of the Health System, Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School and Andrew Steinmetz of the School of Arts and Sciences suggest that hospital and health system executives have a better vantage point on health care reform changes than politicians and the general public.

Article Source: Washington Post

Many Doctors Report Trouble Getting Cancer Drugs

December 18, 2013

Keerthi Gogineni of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about U.S. cancer specialists struggling to find drugs needed to best treat their patients.

Article Source: Reuters Health