Health & Medicine


Getting Graphic to Try to Convince People to Quit Smoking

June 21, 2011

Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and Joseph Cappella of the Annenberg School for Communication share their views on graphic images used to help people quit smoking.

Study Discovers How Microbes Make it Past Tight Spaces Between Cells

June 17, 2011

Jeffrey Weiser and post-doctoral research Thomas Clarke of the Perelman School of Medicine are cited for their research on microbes.

Article Source: Infection Control Today

Medicaid Deserves More Respect

June 17, 2011

Robert Field of the Wharton School shares his opinion on Medicaid.

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Michael Steele in a Dress?

June 16, 2011

Annenberg Public Policy Center’s is cited for declaring DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s statements on Medicare “simply wrong.”

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Many Multivitamins Don’t Have Nutrients Claimed in Label

June 17, 2011

Michael Cirigliano of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on digesting too much vitamin A.

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FDA: Why Bigger Isn’t Better When It Comes to SPFs

June 15, 2011

Joseph Sobanko of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses why higher SPFs are not more effective than others.

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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | | 215-746-1798June 16, 2011

Penn Study Will Investigate HIV-Testing Awareness Using Videos on Los Angeles Buses

PHILADELPHIA -- A University of Pennsylvania study will determine if public transit can convey more than people going from point A to point B. Video displays on public buses in Los Angeles will be used to help determine the efficacy of an innovative soap opera-like video program designed to increase HIV testing among low-income African Americans 14 to 24 years of age.

Penn Health Providing Lodging for Families of Transplant Patients

June 14, 2011

Abraham Shaked of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the Barker Transplant House.

Penn Study Finds Doctors Delaying or Rejecting Specialty Care for Publicly Insured Children

June 16, 2011

Karin Rhodes of the Perelman School of Medicine leads a study about publicly insured children and their access to medical assistance.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658June 15, 2011

Penn Researchers Identify a New Marker That Predicts Progressive Kidney Failure and Death

A high level of a hormone that regulates phosphate is associated with an increased risk of kidney failure and death among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, according to a recent study led by researchers at the University of Miami and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Diseases and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Results were published in the June 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.