Health & Medicine

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Video: School Lunch

April 1, 2011

The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships is featured on the “Friday Arts” program.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Vast Gene Study Yields Insights on Alzheimer’s

April 3, 2011

Gerard Schellenberg of the School of Medicine comments on his study of Alzheimer’s.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369April 4, 2011

Severe Psoriasis Linked to Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease, and if severe, has been demonstrated to be a risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease. However, the degree to which psoriasis is associated with major adverse cardiac events (MACE), such as heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular death has not been defined. Now, new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has revealed an increased incidence of MACE in patients with severe psoriasis.

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joyme@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074 April 4, 2011

Breakfast Reduces Lead Poisoning

It is known that fasting increases lead absorption in adults and consequently regular meals and snacks are recommended for children to prevent lead poisoning. New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Environmental Health demonstrates that having a regular breakfast is associated with lower blood lead levels in children.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369April 4, 2011

Penn Study: Cardiovascular Patients’ Perspectives On Guilt As A Motivational Tool

Current research supports the notion that lifestyle choices influence cardiovascular health, but to what extent specific emotions play is undefined. Now, new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has revealed the role that guilt may play as a motivational tool for cardiovascular patients.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369April 4, 2011

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation as Good as Surgery for High Risk, Operable Patients

Just released data from a clinical trial shows continued promise for a new minimally invasive treatment option for patients with severe aortic stenosis.  New research presented at the 2011 American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions from the first arm, Cohort A, of the Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves (PARTNER) Trial shows that transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is as good as traditional open heart surgery for high-risk, but operable patients.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 1, 2011

Penn Study Suggests Another Avenue for Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have determined that a well-known chemical process called acetylation has a previously unrecognized association with one of the biological processes associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The findings were published in the latest issue of Nature Communications.

New Drug May Boost Hepatitis C Treatment

March 30, 2011

Raj Reddy of the School of Medicine comments on a new treatment for hepatitis C.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

The Rise of Desktop Medicine

March 31, 2011

Jason Karlawish of the School of Medicine comments on the future of health and medicine.

Article Source: New York Times

Video: Penn Docs Race to End Alzheimer’s

March 31, 2011

John Trojanowski and Virginia Lee of the School of Medicine are featured for their research to slow the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)