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Video: America’s Disappearing Post Offices

December 18, 2011

Student Evan Kalish of the School of Design is highlighted for documenting the decline of the U.S. Postal Service.

Article Source: BBC News

For Medicare, We Must Cut Costs, Not Shift Them

December 19, 2011

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School shares his commentary on Medicare.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Katie Delach | | 215-349-5964December 20, 2011

Penn Medical Researchers Dispute the Efficacy of a Breast Cancer Treatment

PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine are suggesting that a prophylactic treatment option increasingly offered to breast cancer patients has only a slight benefit, and the modest gains to life expectancy the treatment provides may actually be offset by decreases in quality of life for many patients.

Study: Middle-Class Students Are Better at Asking for Help Than Low-Income Students

December 16, 2011

Doctoral candidate Jessica McCrory Calarco of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses her research about middle-class students who ask for more help from teachers than their working-class classmates.

Audio: For Black Girls, Lack of Exercise Heightens Obesity Risk

December 19, 2011

Shiriki Kumanyika of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on obesity amongst African-American women.

Article Source: National Public Radio

Planet of the Apes: Why We Hate Broccoli

December 19, 2011

Sarah Tishkoff of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences and Michael Campbell of the Perelman School are featured for their research on the bitterness gene.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Walk 3 MPH or Faster to Outpace the Grim Reaper, Scientists Say

December 15, 2011

Anne Cappola of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how walking faster may be able to delay death.

Article Source: MSNBC

Karl Rove ‘Issue Ads’ Attacking Elizabeth Warren Help Hide His Group’s Donors

December 14, 2011

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is quoted about political-ad strategies.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Audio: Canning Food Drives?

December 13, 2011

Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy discusses alternatives to donating canned food.

Article Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting

Stent Committee Member Faces Accusations

December 14, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine says stent have “definitely become a legal target.”

Article Source: Baltimore Sun