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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369February 11, 2015

Smartphone Apps Just as Accurate as Wearable Devices for Tracking Physical Activity, According to Penn Researchers

Although wearable devices have received significant attention for their ability to track an individual’s physical activity, most smartphone applications are just as accurate, according to a new research letter in JAMA

Jefferson Scientist’s Study of SAD Took Him to Space and Back

February 2, 2015

Michael Thase of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his concerns about evening light therapy and seasonal affective disorder.

Article Source: Philly.com

Smartphone Apps Keep Pace With Costly Fitness Trackers

February 10, 2015

Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on researching the accuracy of smartphone fitness applications and wearable fitness trackers

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Adults With Autism Are Left to Navigate a Jarring World

February 10, 2015

The research of Edward Brodkin from the Perelman School of Medicine is profiled in this article on adult autism.

Article Source: Science News
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653February 9, 2015

Immune Biomarkers Help Predict Early Death, Complications in HIV Patients with TB, Penn Study Finds

Doctors treating patients battling both HIV and tuberculosis (TB)—many of whom live in Africa—are faced with the decision when to start those patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) while they are being treated with antibiotics for active TB disease. 

Outreach to Botswana Brings Art to Philadelphia

February 6, 2015

Harvey Friedman of the Perelman School of Medicine and wife Cindy Friedman are highlighted for traveling with the Botsw

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Ebola Drug Aids Some in a Study in West Africa

February 4, 2015

Susan Ellenberg of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about decisions to offer the drug favipiravir as an Ebola

Article Source: New York Times

Greek Suicides Linked to Economic Woes

February 3, 2015

Charles Branas of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about researching how economic turmoil in Greece is linked

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Audio: Asylum for the Severely Mentally Ill

February 2, 2015

Dominic Sisti of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses why some Penn bioethicists are calling for a return to asylu

Article Source: WHYY-Radio (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653February 3, 2015

Sharp, Sustained Increases in Suicides Closely Shadowed Austerity Events in Greece, Penn Study Finds

Sharp and significant increases in suicides followed select financial crisis events and austerity announcements in Greece, from the start of the country’s 2008 recession to steep spending cuts in 2012, Penn Medicine researchers report in a new study published online this week in the British  Medical Journal Open, along with colleagues from Greece and the United Kingdom.