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Religious Freedom Balanced With Responsibility

March 10, 2015

Kristen Feemster of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on balancing freedom of speech and religion while making d

Article Source: New York Times

Audio: Alzheimer’s and End-of-life Decisions

March 9, 2015

Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses end-of-life decisions for patients with Alzheimer’s diseas

Audio: Penn Trial Suggests ‘Triple Threat’ for Melanoma Patients Could Be Effective

March 9, 2015

Lynn Schuchter of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the results of a clinical trial that introduces a “triple t

Protection Without a Vaccine

March 9, 2015

Philip Johnson and James Wilson of the Perelman School of Me

Article Source: New York Times

3 Bad Infections That Can Floor You

March 9, 2015

Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on pneumonia.

Article Source: Washington Post

Audio: 55 Years Later, Local Cancer Discovery Still Shaping Research

March 5, 2015

Jennifer Morrissette and Peter Nowell of the Perelman School

Audio: Gene Therapy’s Potential Pricing Problem

March 4, 2015

James Wilson of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on gene therapy treatment prices and policies.

Bump Up the Incline: High-intensity Workouts May Fight Diabetes

March 2, 2015

Raza Ahmad of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for studying the health benefits of intense workouts.

Article Source: Today.com

Study Questions Close Monitoring of Thyroid Growths

March 3, 2015

Anne Cappola of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on monitoring thyroid growths.

Article Source: HealthDay
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Twitter Chatter Predicts Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment, Penn Study Shows

An increase in Twitter sentiment (the positivity or negativity of tweets) is associated with an increase in state-level enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance marketplaces — a phenomenon that points to use of the social media platform as a real-time gauge of public opinion and provides a way for marketplaces to quickly identify enrollment changes and emerging issues.