Health & Medicine

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Public Transport Is Good for Your Health and Your Wallet, According to Scientists

June 29, 2010

John MacDonald of the School of Arts and Sciences says public transportation encourages exercise.

Article Source: Telegraph (U.K.)

Worried About a Moody Teen?

June 29, 2010

Guy Diamond of the School of Medicine discusses teen-behavior patterns.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Preparing More Care of Elderly

June 28, 2010

Mary Naylor of the School of Nursing says hospitals need to refocus efforts to ensure elderly patients aren’t caught in a cycle of readmission.

Article Source: New York Times

Why Gay Men Can't Donate Blood

June 29, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses blood-donation regulations.

Get Moving: Cancer Survivors Urged to Exercise

June 29, 2010

Kathryn Schmitz of the School of Medicine says keeping an exercise regimen helps the overall health of cancer patients.

Article Source: Associated Press

Fruit Fly Genes Yielding Clues to Lou Gehrig's Disease

June 28, 2010

Gillian Ritson, a graduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences, uses mutant fruit flies to study possible Alzheimer's treatments.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: Keeping Danger Down When Temps Go Up

June 23, 2010

Tamara Zurakowski of the School of Nursing says heat waves are especially dangerous for the elderly.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Promise Seen for Detection of Alzheimer’s

June 23, 2010

Hank Kung of the School of Medicine is cited for his Alzheimer’s diagnostic research.

Article Source: New York Times

U. Penn Group Builds 'Virtual Blood' Simulator

June 22, 2010

Scott Diamond of the School of Engineering and Applied Science leads a team of researchers in the creation of a virtual heart attack simulator.

Cash to Follow the Doc’s Orders

June 15, 2010

Kevin Volpp of the School of Medicine tests a prescription-incentive program.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)