Perelman School of Medicine

Finding Best Way to Kick the Habit Could Depend on How Smokers Process Nicotine

January 12, 2015

Caryn Lerman of the Perelman School of Medicine says how your body reacts to nicotine can help you find the best way to

Audio: Brain Scans May Help Predict Future Problems, and Solutions

January 7, 2015

Caryn Lerman of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about researching smoking cessation.

Drug May Help Fight Obesity

January 4, 2015

Thomas Wadden of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the history of weight-loss drugs.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653January 5, 2015

Penn Study: Overly Conservative FDA Label Likely Prevents Use of Metformin in Many Type 2 Diabetics

Many patients with type 2 diabetes in the United States may be discouraged from taking metformin—a proven, oral diabetes medicine—because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration inappropriately labels the drug unsafe for some patients also suffering from kidney problems, researchers from Penn Medicine and Weill Cornel Medical College report this week in a research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369January 8, 2015

Wearable Tracking Devices Alone Won't Drive Health Behavior Change, According to Penn Researchers

New Year’s weight loss resolutions are in full swing, but despite all the hype about the latest wearable tracking devices, there’s little evidence that this technology alone can change behavior and improve health for those that need it most, according to a new online-first viewpoint piece in JAMA.

A New Year’s Resolution That Benefits Everyone: Upgrading How We Evaluate and Shape Our Food Environment

January 7, 2015

Karen Glanz of the School of Nursing and the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for working with fellow researchers t

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653January 6, 2015

Penn Study: Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy Prolongs Survival for Older Men with Prostate Cancer

Adding radiation treatment to hormone therapy saves more lives among older men with locally advanced prostate therapy than hormone therapy alone, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology this week from Penn Medicine researchers.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 7, 2015

Penn Grad Students Share Expertise Across Disciplines to Address Social Problems

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Five Penn graduate students are beginning their journeys as ELISS fellows this spring. Four other Penn students are wrapping up their experiences in the program’s inaugural year and reflecting on the lessons they’ve gleaned about working across disciplines for the public good.

“In today’s world, the stereotype of the nerdy scientist, by himself, looking at a microscope, is no longer accurate and no longer useful,” says Gabriel Innes, a third-year student in the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Most Heart Attacks in Young Women Preventable – by Following 6 Habits

January 5, 2015

Chileshe Nkonde-Price of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “This is a real shift in the cardiovascular community to

Article Source: Today.com

Who Will Be the GOP’s Conservative Culture Hero?

January 5, 2015

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about who will serve as

Article Source: Huffington Post