Joel Gelfand of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses men’s facial hair growth.
Perelman School of Medicine
National data show that currently more than 10 percent of preschoolers in the United States are obese, and an additional 10 percent are overweight. In a recently published article, a researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with peers and colleagues from across the nation, says that effective strategies to target pregnancy, infancy, and toddlers are urgently needed to stop the progression of childhood obesity.
Jeanmarie Peterson of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for co-authoring an article outlining components of an “ideal” prescription-drug monitoring program.
Penn: Photodynamic Therapy Added to Lung-Sparing Surgery Improves Survival for Mesothelioma Patients
Among patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, treatment with lung-sparing surgery in combination with photodynamic therapy (PDT) yielded unusually long survival rates, with median survival rates up to two or more years longer than is reported with traditional treatments, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The research is published in the latest issue of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and School of Dental Medicine, has been designated a national Center of Excellence in Pain Education (CoEPEs) by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Individual use of prescription opioids has increased four-fold since the mid-1990s, in part due to increased awareness of pain control for chronic conditions such as low back pain and fibromyalgia and a Joint Commission mandate that hospitals assess patients' pain as a "vital sign" along with their blood pressure and temperature. During the same timeframe, however, the number of people using these drugs recreationally, becoming addicted to them, and dying of overdoses has also shot up.
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences details a Harvard psychological experiment in which Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, was included.
Robert Whitmore of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on brain injury treatments.