Perelman School of Medicine

With Soap and Water or Sanitizer, a Cleaning That Can Stave Off the Flu

September 14, 2009
Neil Fishman of the School of Medicine comments on the importance of hand washing in preventing the spread of disease.
Article Source: New York Times

Depression Linked to Earlier Death When Cancer Is Diagnosed

September 14, 2009
James Coyne of the School of Medicine is cited for his study of cancer patients coping with their diagnoses in their own ways.
Article Source: Los Angeles Times

U. of P. Expert Says Pa. Should Legalize Medical Marijuana

September 14, 2009
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine suggests legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.
Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)

FDA Advisers Back Glaxo's Drug for Cervical Cancer

September 10, 2009
Diana Zuckerman of the School of Medicine discusses the FDA’s approval of Cervarix.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Preparing for a Stressful Flu Season

September 7, 2009
Neil Fishman of the School of Medicine discusses the H1N1 virus and what to expect this flu season.
Article Source: New York Times

Calling Out All the Hypocrisies

September 6, 2009
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine authors an op-ed piece on government and health care.
Article Source: Chicago Tribune

Mistrust May Cause People to Put Off Treatment

September 3, 2009
Chanita Hughes-Halbert of the School of Medicine and the Penn Center for Population Health and Health Disparities discusses patients’ mistrust of the health system.
Article Source: HealthDay News

Combination Implant Appears to Help More Heart-failure Patients

September 2, 2009
Mariell Jessup of the School of Medicine discusses automatic defibrillators.
Article Source: Chicago Tribune

VA Booklet on End-of-life Issues for Vets Defended by Ethicists, Experts

September 2, 2009
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on controversy surrounding Veterans Affairs health-planning literature.
Article Source: MCT News Service

Radio Coverage: Spotlight Africa

August 30, 2009
Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses her research on the African genome.
Article Source: KPFK Radio (Los Angeles)