Perelman School of Medicine

Regimens: Antidepressant May Help Quench Hot Flashes

January 21, 2011

Ellen Freeman of the School of Medicine is featured for her research on the use of an antidepressant to treat hot flashes.

Article Source: New York Times

Federal Research Center Will Help Develop Medicines

January 22, 2011

Garret FitzGerald of the School of Medicine says a new federal drug-development agency “could be a really good idea.”

Article Source: New York Times

FDA Weighs Alzheimer’s Test for Living Patients

January 20, 2011

Steven Arnold of the School of Medicine suggests that a new test for Alzheimer’s will be more helpful in the future.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Study: Antidepressants May Relieve Hot Flashes

January 18, 2011

Ellen Freeman of the School of Medicine is featured for her research on antidepressants and menopause.

Article Source: Time

Bill Would Make Coloradans Organ Donors by Default

January 19, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine shares his views on a proposal to make organ donation a default decision.

Article Source: Associated Press

Skin Creams May Not Protect Against All UV Light

January 18, 2011

Bruce Brod of the School of Medicine says there is “a lot of variability” in sunscreen products.

Article Source: Reuters Health

Study: Antidepressants May Relieve Hot Flashes

January 18, 2011

Ellen Freeman of the School of Medicine is featured for her research on antidepressants and menopause.

Article Source: Time

Bill Would Make Coloradans Organ Donors by Default

January 19, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine shares his views on a proposal to make organ donation a default decision.

Article Source: Associated Press

Skin Creams May Not Protect Against All UV Light

January 18, 2011

Bruce Brod of the School of Medicine says there is “a lot of variability” in sunscreen products.

Article Source: Reuters Health
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Media Contact:Olivia Fermano | olivia.fermano@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653 January 19, 2011

New Study from Penn Medicine: Antidepressant Use Reduced Hot Flashes in Menopausal Women

“Our findings suggest that among healthy women who were not depressed or anxious, a 10 to 20 milligram dose of escitalopram – which is well below the dosage level for psychiatric use – provides a nonhormonal, off-label option that is effective and well-tolerated in the management of menopausal hot flashes,” said Ellen W. Freeman, PhD, Penn research professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and principal investigator of the national, multi-site study.