Health & Medicine


Skip the Homework If You’ve Got a Concussion

January 6, 2014

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the varied recovery time of concussion injuries.

Article Source: NBC News

Video: Aging Hands

December 18, 2013

Ivona Percec of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about ways to rejuvenate the appearance of aging hands.

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)

Baseball and the Brain: New Danger in Concussion Crisis?

December 16, 2013

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on individuals more susceptible to long-term problems from any type of brain injury.

Article Source: NBC News

A Few Words on Antibiotics, Livestock With an Expert

December 17, 2013

Sherrill Davison of the School of Veterinary Medicine is interviewed.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: Relationship Talking Points: Speak Your Spouse’s Language

December 16, 2013

Penn Medicine research about brain differences between men and women is cited.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Research Suggests When Is as Important as How Much You Eat in Dieting

December 15, 2013

Garret FitzGerald of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about studying mice with broken clock genes and the effect of eating on their circadian schedules has on their weight.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | | 215-349-5653December 17, 2013

Penn Medicine: Despite Rising Health Care Costs, Few Residency Programs Train Doctors to Practice Cost-Conscious Care

Despite a national consensus among policy makers and educators to train residents to be more conscious of the cost of care, less than 15 percent of internal medicine residency programs have a formal curriculum addressing it, a new research letter published today in JAMA Internal Medicine by a Penn Medicine physician found.

Video: Gene Therapy Offers New Hope to Cancer Patients

December 9, 2013

David Porter of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on targeted cellular therapy that has helped leukemia patients.

Article Source: NBC News
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658December 11, 2013

Penn Medicine: Sleep-Deprived Mice Show Connections Among Lack of Shut-eye, Diabetes, Age

Sleep, or the lack of it, seems to affect just about every aspect of human physiology.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | | 215-662-6183December 11, 2013

Penn Medicine: Dietary Amino Acids Relieve Sleep Problems after Traumatic Brain Injury in Animals

A new study suggests a potential dietary treatment - a cocktail of key amino acids that improved sleep disturbances caused by brain injuries in mice - for millions of people affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI)—a condition that is currently untreatable.