A Knowledge@Wharton post features the research of Janice Madden of the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences.
A University of Pennsylvania study about Camden, N.J., having the “one of the fastest growing community garden programs in the United States” is cited.
Media Contact:Holly Auer | firstname.lastname@example.org | 215-349-5659June 7, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — For nearly 50 years, the American Heart Association, with the help of researchers and physicians from across the nation, has developed and disseminated guidelines on how best to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on patients experiencing cardiac arrest. But no such evidence-based guidelines existed in the veterinary world.
Uri Simonsohn and Joseph Simmons of the Wharton School are featured for collaborative research on how results labeled having “statistical significance” allow debatable studies to be published in respected journals.
Despite being at risk of cardiovascular problems associated with testicular cancer treatment, survivors of the disease -- the most common type of cancer striking young men -- frequently report behaviors such as smoking and risky alcohol use that could further raise their chances of developing those late effects of treatment, according to a study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that will be presented at the annual meeting of American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting on Saturday, June 2.
New data from an Internet-based study show that patients with head and neck cancers (HNC) may be at risk for significant late effects after their treatment, but they're unlikely to discuss these and other survivorship care issues with their doctors. The findings, from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will be presented Monday, June 4, at the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago.
Penn Researchers Call for Obesity Prevention Efforts to Focus on Community-Wide Systems that Influence Early Life
National data show that currently more than 10 percent of preschoolers in the United States are obese, and an additional 10 percent are overweight. In a recently published article, a researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with peers and colleagues from across the nation, says that effective strategies to target pregnancy, infancy, and toddlers are urgently needed to stop the progression of childhood obesity.