Perelman School of Medicine

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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659March 26, 2012

Penn Study Reveals Safety of Coronary CT Scans for Rapidly Ruling Out Heart Attacks Among ER Patients

A highly detailed CT scan of the heart can safely and quickly rule out the possibility of a heart attack among many patients who come to hospital emergency rooms with chest pain, according to the results of a study that will be presented by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session and published concurrently in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658March 26, 2012

Inner Weapons Against Allergies: Gut Bacteria Control Allergic Diseases, Penn Study Finds

When poet Walt Whitman wrote that we "contain multitudes," he was speaking metaphorically, but he was correct in the literal sense. Every human being carries over 100 trillion individual bacterial cells within the intestine -- ten times more cells than comprise the body itself.

Experimental Cholesterol-busting Drug Shows Promise: Study

March 21, 2012

Dan Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a cholesterol-medication experimental study.

Article Source: ABC News

Clue to Male Baldness Discovered

March 21, 2012

George Cotsarelis of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study about male pattern baldness.

Article Source: BBC

Learning From Other Patients

March 22, 2012

Judith Long of the Perelman School of Medicine and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics discusses her study about diabetes patients who mentor and learn from each other.

Article Source: Well
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National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus ISDN line and ready access to a satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability.

 

Expert:

Debra Schilling Wolfe
Executive Director, Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research
University of Pennsylvania



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