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
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Doctoral student Andrew Stokes of the School of Arts and Sciences says, “Illness simultaneously reduces BMI and increases risk for mortality.”
The consequences of modern life -- shift work, cell phone addiction, and travel across time zones -- all disturb internal clocks. These are found in the brain where they regulate sleep and throughout the body where they regulate physiology and metabolism.
Michael Grandner of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Sleep is probably easier to change than diet or exercise.”
Charles O’Brien of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that more research is needed in order to categorize caffeine use disorder as a mental illness.
Penn Researchers Determine Mechanism by Which Lung Function is Regulated in Rare Disease Known As Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome
Researchers at Penn Medicine have discovered that the tumor suppressor gene folliculin (FLCN) is essential to normal lung function in patients with the rare disease Birt-Hogg-Dube (BHD) syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, skin and kidneys.
Charles O’Brien of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on Narcan.
Karin Rhodes of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses primary-care accessibility.
Robert Vonderheide of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for co-leading a study of pancreatic cancer treatment.