Perelman School of Medicine

How Target-ed Advertising Strips Away Our Privacy

February 20, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine contributes his thoughts about advertising and privacy.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

Audio: The Eldest Emanuel Brother: Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel

February 20, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is interviewed.

Article Source: WBEZ Radio (Chicago)
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-459-0544February 20, 2012

Penn: New Combo of Chemo and Well-Known Malaria Drug Delivers Double Punch to Tumors

Blocking autophagy -- the process of "self-eating" within cells -- is turning out to be a viable way to enhance the effectiveness of a wide variety of cancer treatments.

George Orwell and the Values Speech That Rick Santorum Would Like to Give

February 19, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences outlines a speech he believes Rick Santorum would like to deliver.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Video: Surgical Robot Is the Latest Tool for Sleep Apnea

February 17, 2012

In discussing sleep-apnea surgery, Erica Thaler of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “It’s basically opened up a whole new area of surgery that wasn’t doable before.”

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659February 17, 2012

Study Provides Road Map for Improved Care of Epilepsy Emergencies by Paramedics

Injecting epilepsy patients with medication via an autoinjector -- similar to the EpiPens used to treat serious allergic reactions -- works more quickly to stop seizures than delivery of a drug via IV on board ambulances, according to a national study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Let’s Move. She Said – and We Have

February 13, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School reviews Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative.

Article Source: New York Times

More Doctors ‘Fire’ Vaccine Refusers

February 15, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the rise of patient “firings” based on parental refusal to vaccinate their children.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Making Good Citizenship Fun

February 13, 2012

Kevin Volpp of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is cited for helping conduct an experiment to urge the employees at a health-care management company undertake a health risk assessment.

Article Source: New York Times

Are Your Sleep Types Compatible? (Infographic)

February 14, 2012

Phillip Gehrman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on sleep types in couples.

Article Source: Huffington Post