Health & Medicine


Video: Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Beats the Odds

November 11, 2010

The Roberts Proton Therapy Center is spotlighted for innovative cancer treatment.

Article Source: WCAU-TV (Philadelphia)

Uncovering Ancient Brews, and Cures

November 11, 2010

Patrick McGovern of Penn Museum and the School of Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with the Abramson Cancer Center, has discovered the “earliest chemical evidence of wine with organic medicinal additives.”

Article Source: Miller-McCune

Video: Experimental Drug Stops Some Lung Cancers

November 12, 2010

The Abramson Cancer Center is cited for its trial in providing help for lung-cancer patients.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Studies Suggest Another Way to Treat Heart Failure

November 15, 2010

Mariell Jessup of the School of Medicine comments on new developments in heart-failure treatment.

Article Source: Boston Globe
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Media Contact:Holly Auer | | 215-349-5659 November 14, 2010

Penn Study: Hospital CPR Quality Is Worse at Night

CHICAGO -- CPR quality is worse during in-hospital cardiac arrests occurring overnight than those that happen during the day, according to a new University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study that will be presented at the American Heart Association's annual Scientific Sessions on November 14.

The Case for a Carlos Beltran Switch

November 11, 2010

Brian Sennett of the School of Medicine comments on athletes with osteoarthritis.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658November 12, 2010

Penn-Led International Study Finds No Difference in Nonsuicide Mortality Between Two Anti-Psychotic Drugs

     PHILADELPHIA - The potential for harmful side effects associated with anti-psychotic medications for treating schizophrenia is a frustration for mental-health professionals who must balance this with the positive benefits of drugs. For example, the issue of the antipsychotic drug ziprasidone lengthening the QTc interval, a possible indicator of life-threatening heart arrhythmias, has demanded much attention among clinicians since the drug was introduced in 2001.

Video: You Are What Your Friends Eat; Study Finds Obesity Is Contagious

November 8, 2010

David Sarwer of the School of Medicine comments on the effect overweight people might have on their friends’ eating habits.

Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)

Calorie Counting Is Not as Easy as You Think

November 9, 2010

A 1996 study led by Paul Rozin of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited.

Article Source: MarketWatch

Local Groups Call for Moratorium on Taser Use

November 7, 2010

Michael Riley of the School of Medicine comments on connection between Taser use and deaths.

Article Source: WHYY (Philadelphia)