Heavy drinking is common in the United States and takes a personal and societal toll, with an annual estimated cost of $223.5 billion due to losses in workplace productivity, health care and criminal justice expenses.
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Penn Study Finds Topiramate Reduces Heavy Drinking Among Patients Seeking to Cut Down on Alcohol Consumption
David Dinges of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on the psychological effects of a trip to Mars.
Mental Health Patients up to Four Times More Likely to Be Infected with HIV, Penn Medicine Study Finds
People receiving mental health care are up to four times more likely to be infected with HIV than the general population, according to a new study published Feb.
A new Penn Medicine study shows that remote consultations from dermatologists using a secure smart phone app are reliable at prioritizing care for hospitalized patients with skin conditions.
Penn Medicine Study Suggests "Growth Charts" for Cognitive Development May Lead to Earlier Diagnosis and Treatment for Children with Risk for Psychosis
Penn Medicine researchers have developed a better way to assess and diagnose psychosis in young children. By “growth charting” cognitive development alongside the presentation of psychotic symptoms, they have demonstrated that the most significant lags in cognitive development correlate with the most severe cases of psychosis.
Shreya Kangovi of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about research that shows how community health worker support improves patient outcomes.
Penn Medicine and CHOP Study: New Genetic Analysis Confirms Connection Between Cholesterol and Heart Disease
New research is adding to a growing body of evidence showing the effects that genetics, cholesterol and other lipids in the blood have on coronary heart disease (CHD).
Experts at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have devised an effective, replicable program using trained lay Community Health Worker (CHWs) to improve a range of outcomes among patients at high risk for poor post-hospital outcomes.