Perelman School of Medicine

GreenSpace: The Uncertain State of Gas Drilling and Health

March 2, 2014

Trevor Penning and Reynold Panettieri of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on researching the impact of gas drilling on personal health.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Katie Delach | | 215-349-5964March 3, 2014

Penn Study Results Confirm BMI is a Direct Cause of Type 2 Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Using new genetic evidence, an international team of scientists led by experts at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has found that an increased body mass index (BMI) raised the risk for both type 2 diabetes and higher blood pressure.

Audio: Smoking Trends, Policies and Prevention

February 27, 2014

Kevin Volpp of the Wharton School and the Perelman School of Medicine and Joseph Cappella of the Annenberg School for Communication discuss incentives to help people live healthier lives.

Trying to Curb Painkiller Addiction With a Story

February 27, 2014

Zachary Meisel of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for leading a study that suggests evidence-based narratives help emergency medicine physicians improve recall of opioid prescribing guidelines.

Article Source: NBC Philadelphia

‘Football on Trial’: America’s Pride or America’s Shame?

February 26, 2014

H. Branch Coslett of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for discussing the issue of head injuries in football.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658February 26, 2014

Penn Study Shows Way to Make Treatment of Rare Blood Disorder More Affordable and Effective

A University of Pennsylvania research team has defined a possible new way to fight a disease that is currently treatable only with the most expensive drug available for sale in the United States.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | | 215-349-8369February 26, 2014

Penn Medicine Researchers Ask: Can A Story Help Doctors Curb the Prescription Opioid Abuse Epidemic?

In the fight against a nationwide prescription opioid abuse epidemic, Penn Medicine researchers are using storytelling to help doctors recall important, potentially lifesaving national guidelines on how to prescribe these medications. 

Penn Researchers Study a Drug That Slows Heavy Drinking

February 27, 2014

A study on the anticonvulsant drug topiramate led by Henry Kranzler of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Test Is Improved Predictor of Fetal Disorders

February 26, 2014

Deborah Driscoll of the Perelman School of Medicine shares her comments on a test that analyzes fetal DNA.

Article Source: New York Times

Mammograms Aren’t Perfect but They Still Save Lives

February 26, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School co-authors an article about the usefulness of mammograms.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal