Health & Medicine

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Audio: How Much Sleep Is Enough? Researchers Will Evaluate National Guidelines

April 18, 2014

Michael Grandner of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses sleep research and “really looking into seeing how sleep fits alongside other aspects of health like diet, exercise.”

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653April 21, 2014

Radiation Oncologists at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center Say Model Will Preserve Access to Technology and Propel Research

Proton therapy is in the proverbial chicken or the egg scenario.  Companies are pulling back on reimbursements to treat some cancers—notably prostate, breast and lung—because of the added expense and limited evidence to back it up.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 21, 2014

Penn Study Clarifies Action of Potential New Class of Pain Relievers that May Benefit, not Hurt, the Heart

Nonsteroidal antinflamatory drugs (NSAIDs) that block an enzyme called COX-2 relieve pain and inflammation but can cause heart attacks, stroke, heart failure, and even sudden cardiac death. This has prompted a decade-plus search for safer, but still effective, alternatives to these commonly prescribed, pain-relieving drugs.

Arkansas Lab Conducts Research on Living Lungs

April 20, 2014

Reynold Panettieri of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for collaborating on studying living lungs.

Article Source: Associated Press

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