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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721June 22, 2012

At Penn: Special Trips for Special Babies

PHILADELPHIA -- Providing health care for children through doctor visits and hospitals is important, but there are also other activities that can help youngsters develop into healthy adults.

That is the thinking behind the Special Babies Clinic and its Special Trips for Special Babies program.

Tell Toddlers What’s Private About Their Bodies

June 20, 2012

Cindy Christian of the Perelman School of Medicine contributes her views about having conversations with children about what is private about their bodies.

Article Source: CNN

Graphic Warning Labels May Improve Smokers’ Recall

June 21, 2012

Andrew Strasser of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses new research about the impact of graphic cigarette warning labels on smokers.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659June 20, 2012

Penn Researchers Say Automated Strategies to Engage Patients at Home Are Key to Improving Health Outcomes

In a Perspective piece published Online First this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, a group of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania propose a multi-pronged approach to the new practice of so-called "automated hovering" that aims to improve patients' compliance with medication and dietary regimens and other positive health behaviors.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369June 20, 2012

Regional Anesthesia Reduces Complications and Death for Hip Fracture Patients, Penn Medicine Study Finds

In a study of more than 18,000 patients having surgery for hip fracture, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that the use of regional anesthesia, instead of general anesthesia, was associated with a significant reduction in major pulmonary complications and death. The new study will be published in the July issue of the journal Anesthesiology.

Egypt’s Mubarak Said to Be Off Life Support and in Coma

June 20, 2012

Lance Becker of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on Hosni Mubarak’s condition.

Article Source: USA Today
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Child Abuse

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