Health & Medicine

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DNA Study Shows Why Neanderthals, Modern Humans Are So Different

April 18, 2014

Sarah Tishkoff of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about a study on what fundamentally distinguishes present-day humans from Neanderthals.

Article Source: Reuters

Audio: Researchers Replace Guidelines With Fables, to Test Doctors’ Memories

April 17, 2014

Zachary Meisel of the Perelman School of Medicine and Austin Kilaru, a recent graduate of the school, are highlighted for researching “narrative medicine.”

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 17, 2014

Penn Study Connects Sleep Deficits Among Young Fruitflies to Disruption in Mating Later in Life

Mom always said you need your sleep, and it turns out, she was right.

Penn Study: Patients More Satisfied With Treatment When Part of Decisions

April 16, 2014

Neha Vapiwala of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for researching the impact of shared decision-making.

Video: Is Coffee Becoming an Addition for Some?

April 16, 2014

Charles O’Brien of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on physicians studying “caffeine use disorder.”

Article Source: CBS News (Pittsburgh)

Visualizing Philadelphia’s Public Health Nurses at Work: A Century of Photos

April 16, 2014

Jean Whelan of the School of Nursing writes about public health nurses in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

To Get Better Sleep, Which Foods Should You Seek and Which Should You Avoid?

April 14, 2014

Michael Grandner of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his suggestions about foods that interfere with sleep.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653April 15, 2014

Penn Medicine First to Investigate Shared Decision Making in Radiation Oncology

Playing an active role in their radiation treatment decisions leaves cancer patients feeling more satisfied with their care, and may even relieve psychological distress around the experience, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report in the

Video: Cancer Treatment Can Be Toxic to the Heart

April 14, 2014

Mariell Jessup of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how cancer treatment can affect a patient’s heart health.

Article Source: KFSN-TV (Fresno)

Check Up: New Study Recalculates Weight’s Effect on Mortality Risk

April 13, 2014

Doctoral student Andrew Stokes of the School of Arts and Sciences says, “Illness simultaneously reduces BMI and increases risk for mortality.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer