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Use of Long-Term Acute Care Hospitalization Growing

June 8, 2010

Jeremy Kahn of the School of Medicine says long-term hospitalizations are on the rise.

Article Source: HealthDay News

Part IV: Comparing Medical Treatments

June 4, 2010

Craig Umscheid and P.J. Brennan of the School of Medicine discuss the Center for Evidence-Based Practice.

Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)

Study Evaluates Risk of Anti-Depressant Use and Miscarriage

June 2, 2010

Deborah Kim of the School of Medicine says “antidepressants may increase the risk of miscarriage, but the overall risk is still low.”

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Some Cures Can Be Worse Than the Diseases

June 7, 2010

Alex Friedman of the School of Medicine says electronic fetal monitors can increase the chance of cesarean section.

Article Source: Associated Press

Stent Investigation Is Out of Control

June 7, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses a medical ethics case involving cardiac stents.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

Medical Ethics Lapses Cited in Interrogations

June 6, 2010

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the medical ethics of waterboarding.

Article Source: New York Times

Officials Broaden Stent Investigation

June 5, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on a medical-malpractice case involving unnecessary surgeries.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

Genes Set Jews Apart, Study Finds

June 3, 2010

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the largest study ever conducted of what it means genetically to be Jewish.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 1, 2010

Jumping Genes Provide Extensive “Raw Material” for Evolution, Penn Study Finds

PHILADELPHIA - Using high-throughput sequencing to map the locations of a common type of jumping gene within a person’s entire genome, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found extensive variation in these locations among the individuals they studied, further underscoring the role of these errant genes in maintaining genetic diversity.

New Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Patients Say Regular Activity Is a Good Thing

June 3, 2010

Kathryn Schmitz of the School of Medicine says even those with life-threatening cancer should avoid complete inactivity.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times