Perelman School of Medicine

Study: Heart Disease More Likely in People With Psoriasis

January 11, 2012

Joel Gelfand of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Our advice to patients with psoriasis is to make sure they get screened for their modifiable cardiovascular risk factors.”

Article Source: Reuters
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183January 11, 2012

Penn Research: Gout Flares Reduced With Protein-trapping Treatment

Patients with gout – a painful type of inflammatory arthritis caused by the crystallization of urates in soft tissues – are advised to start treatment that lowers uric acid levels in the blood. Unfortunately, as the long-term medication starts to break down crystals deposited in the joints, many patients experience gout attacks caused by the release of crystals from softened deposits.

Treating Depression, Diabetes Simultaneously Proves Effective

January 10, 2012

Hillary Bogner of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the research she led about treating Type 2 diabetes and depression together.

Nicotine Patch May Help Improve Memory, Study Finds

January 9, 2012

Frank Leone of the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about research on the effects of nicotine patches on improving memory.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

A Sort of Happy New Year for the New Science Budget

January 10, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the newly signed budget bill and how it affects new science.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Before You Buy That Defibrillator …

January 11, 2012

Arthur Caplan and James Kirkpatrick of the Perelman School of Medicine co-author an op-ed about defibrillators.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 11, 2012

Eight Professors Named 2012 Penn Fellows

PHILADELPHIA – Eight University of Pennsylvania professors have been named Penn Fellows for 2012. 

Audio: When More Is More

January 7, 2012

Andrea Spivack of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on why it is important to eat vegetables.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

America’s Problem With “Progress”

January 6, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences explains his perspective about the county’s problem with “progress.”

Article Source: Huffington Post

Video: Mental Decline Starts Early

January 5, 2012

Steven Arnold of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses cognitive decline.

Article Source: ABC News