Perelman School of Medicine

Video: Insomniacs Suffer Depression, Heart Woes After Years of Little Sleep

January 20, 2012

Philip Gehrman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on insomnia.

Article Source: ABC News
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369January 20, 2012

Sleep Problems Increase Risk for Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Obesity, Penn Study Shows

People who suffer from sleep disturbances are at major risk for obesity, diabetes, and coronary artery disease, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Penn Medicine to Launch Innovation Contest to Improve Patient Experiences

January 17, 2012

Judy Schueler of Perelman School of Medicine comments on Penn Medicine’s new “innovation tournament.”

Article Source: MedCity

Why People Who Pray Are Healthier Than Those Who Don’t

January 18, 2012

Andrew Newberg of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for his study of meditation and prayer in relation to personal health.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658January 18, 2012

Penn Lung Biologists to Receive $2.5 Million to Study Repair and Regeneration

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is one of six institutions to be named part of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Lung Repair and Regeneration Consortium (LRRC). Each of the institutions will receive $2.5 million over five years.

Parents Say Disabled NJ Girl Was Denied Transplant

January 17, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the medical ethical issues concerning a child and a kidney transplant.

Article Source: Associated Press

Sideshow Deen, Diabetes and a Drug

January 18, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on television-cooking star Paula Deen’s decision to conceal her Type 2 diabetes diagnosis until recently.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 20, 2012

Penn Researchers Help Solve Questions About Ethiopians’ High-Altitude Adaptations

PHILADELPHIA --  Over many generations, people living in the high-altitude regions of the Andes or on the Tibetan Plateau have adapted to life in low-oxygen conditions. Living with such a distinct and powerful selective pressure has made these populations a textbook example of evolution in action, but exactly how their genes convey a survival advantage remains an open question.

Overweight Teen Girls May Have Higher Acne Risk

January 17, 2012

Joel Gelfand of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study that uncovered an association between excess weight and acne among teenage girls.

Article Source: HealthDay

Video: Rebooting the Brain: New Progress in the Treatment of Insomnia

January 12, 2012

James Findley and Michael Perlis of the Perelman School of Medicine are featured in discussing Penn’s Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program.

Article Source: ABC News