Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses transplant centers’ right to turn away patients.
Health & Medicine
Ever since Congress passed the federal gender-equity law known as Title IX, universities have opened their gyms and athletic fields to millions of women who previously did not have chances to play. But as women have surged into a majority on campus in recent years, many institutions have resorted to subterfuge to make it look as if they are offering more spots to women. At the University of South Florida, more than half of the 71 women on the cross-country roster failed to run a race in 2009. Asked about it, a few laughed and said they did not know they were on the team.
A new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that interventions to promote healthy behaviors, including eating more fruits and vegetables, increasing physical activity, and participating in cancer screenings appear beneficial for African-American couples who are at high risk for chronic diseases, especially if one of the individuals is living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has been awarded a $4.35 million grant from the Helene Fuld Trust, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., to support laboratory development and undergraduate curriculum revisions, which begin in September.
The award will underwrite:
Raina Merchant of the School of Medicine discusses her development of a mobile-phone app that provides oral instructions for CPR.