Health & Medicine


40 Under 40

May 13, 2011

Samir Mehta of the School of Medicine is highlighted for being a top physician younger than 40.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604May 12, 2011

Penn Researchers Identify the Roots of Memory Impairment Resulting From Sleep Deprivation

PHILADELPHIA — From high-school students to surgeons, anyone who has pulled an all-nighter knows there is a price to be paid the next day: trouble focusing, a fuzzy memory and other cognitive impairments.  Now, researchers at Penn have found the part of the brain and the neurochemical basis for sleep deprivation’s effects on memory. 

Penn Medical School Gets Record $225 Million Gift

May 12, 2011

The gift from Raymond and Ruth Perelman is the largest in Penn’s history.

Article Source: Associated Press

With Latest Gift to Penn, Perelmans Focus on Providing Health Care

May 12, 2011

 The Perelmans' $225 million gift is meant to have Penn educate more physicians.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: Pet Grief Support Groups

May 10, 2011

Michele Pich of the School of Veterinary Medicine discusses comforting grieving pet owners.

Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Phyllis Holtzman | | 215-898-8721May 11, 2011

Raymond and Ruth Perelman Donate $225 Million to the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine


Hot Flashes May Last a Decade or More: Study Reuters

May 9, 2011

Ellen Freeman of the School of Medicine comments on her study of menopause and hot flashes.

Article Source: Reuters
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | | 215-662-6183May 10, 2011

ADHD Drug Helps Menopausal Women With Focus, Memory Deficits, Penn Study Shows

At menopause, many women begin to notice a decline in their attention, organization, and short-term memory. These cognitive symptoms can lead to professional and personal challenges and unwarranted fears of early-onset dementia.

Clinton: Allergy Led to My Situation Room Photo

May 5, 2011

S. Michael Phillips of the School of Medicine comments on the “prolonged pollen release this spring.”

Article Source: MSNBC

Heart Bypass Surgery Rates Plummet as Patients Turn to Stents

May 3, 2011

Peter Groeneveld of the School of Medicine leads a study on the decreasing number of Americans receiving bypass surgery.

Article Source: Bloomberg News