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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | | 215-746-1798April 25, 2011

Penn Study: Preventing Chronic Diseases in People Living With HIV/AIDS

A new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that interventions to promote healthy behaviors, including eating more fruits and vegetables, increasing physical activity, and participating in cancer screenings appear beneficial for African-American couples who are at high risk for chronic diseases, especially if one of the individuals is living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).  

Organs From Inmates? That Idea Should be DOA

April 21, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine shares his perspective on using executed inmates’ organs as donors.

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Drug War Shouldn’t Claim New Victims

April 21, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says, “I’ve already heard doctors say, ‘I don’t want to prescribe because I don’t want to attract DEA or police attention.’”

Article Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

Center Studies Safer Cars for Kids

April 20, 2011

Flaura Koplin Winston and Kristy Arbogast of the School of Medicine are cited for their work with the Center for Injury Research and Prevention.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

Caution Urged as Smartphone Technology Expands into Medicine and Health

April 21, 2011

Raina Merchant of the School of Medicine discusses her development of a mobile-phone app that provides oral instructions for CPR.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Struggling to Manage Pain

April 20, 2011

Anita Gupta of the School of Medicine shares her views on suffering patients who are neglected because health care is focused elsewhere.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Nose May Not Know What It’s Missing

April 18, 2011

The Smell and Taste Center in the School of Medicine is cited for its work.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460April 19, 2011

Five University of Pennsylvania Professors Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

PHILADELPHIA –- Five University of Pennsylvania faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  They are among 212 new Fellows and 16 Foreign Honorary Members recognized as some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business,
public affairs, the humanities and the arts.

The new AAAS Fellows at Penn are:

Psoriasis Linked With 6% Higher Cardiovascular Disease Risk

April 18, 2011

Nehal Mehta and Joel Gelfand of the School of Medicine are cited for their research on psoriasis.

Article Source: Internal Medicine News

Good Night’s Sleep by a Nose

April 19, 2011

Richard Schwab of the Penn Sleep Center and the School of Medicine comments on a need for more studies about sleep apnea.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal