On average, states allowing the medical use of marijuana have lower rates of deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses than states without such laws. Opioid analgesics, such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin, are prescribed for moderate to severe pain, and work by suppressing a person’s perception of pain.
By Christina Cook
A Penn Medicine team has found that targeted automated alerts in electronic health records significantly reduce urinary tract infections in hospital patients with urinary catheters. In addition, when the design of the alert was simplified, the rate of improvement dramatically increased.
Jason Parad is changing lives, and he’s doing it with condoms.
By Christina Cook
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Penn Study Finds Dopamine Replacement Therapy Associated with Increase in Impulse Control Disorders Among Early Parkinson's Disease Patients
New Penn Medicine research shows that neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety and fatigue are more common in newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients compared to the general population.
Minh Nguyen says he dropped out of medical school after just one year when he realized that there was a better way to save lives.
Minh Nguyen, a third-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts & Sciences, has received the 2014 Sabin Metal Ron Bleggi Award from the International Precious Metals Institute.
Penn IUR has just released a new report that examines the power of universities as anchor institutions. The Power of Eds & Meds: Urban Universities Investing in Neighborhood Revitalization and Innovation Districts explores the motivations and strategies behind six universities investing in revitalization and innovation beyond their c