Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on how health-problems are reported and solved.
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Bert O’Malley, Gregory Weinstein and Erica Thaler of the School of Medicine are featured for their development and work with the use of transoral robotic surgery.
Mouse Nose Nerve Cells Mature After Birth, Allowing Bonding, Recognition With Mother, Penn Study Finds
For rodent pups, bonding with mom isn’t hard-wired in the womb. It develops over the first few weeks of life, which is achieved by their maturing sense of smell, possibly allowing these mammals a survival advantage by learning to identify mother, siblings, and home.
Phil Gehrman of the School of Medicine comments on the impact on daylight savings time on the sleep cycle.
Benjamin Abella of the School of Medicine is quoted about a new study about people more likely to attempt CPR after watching a short instructional video.
When Medicare hospice eligibility criteria expand in 2011 as part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, efforts to test whether palliative care and aggressive treatment provided concurrently will be judged based on costs.
The liver normally makes and stores fat, which is required in moderation for normal body function. However, if the process goes awry, excess fat in the liver can cause major liver damage. In fact, fatty liver is a leading cause of liver failure in the United States, and is often brought on by obesity and diabetes. In turn, the increasing prevalence of these diseases has brought with it an epidemic of liver disease.