Health & Medicine


Condom Design Contest Draws Attention to STDs

December 14, 2010

Christopher Coleman of the School of Nursing suggests that the a condom-design contest “may remove some of the stigma that remains associated with condoms.”

FDA Panel Calls for Safety Review of Mercury in Dental Fillings

December 15, 2010

Marjorie Jeffcoat of the School of Dental Medicine comments on a federal panel’s precautionary steps for dental-filling safety.

Article Source: BusinessWeek

The Secret Key to Happiness

December 15, 2010

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the difference between the physical and psychological ideas of happiness.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Panel Set to Study Safety of Electronic Patient Data

December 13, 2010

Ross Koppel of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the accuracy of electronic health data.

Article Source: New York Times

Penn to Join Select Hospitals Offering Hand Transplants

December 14, 2010

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania will offer hand transplants.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Scientists to Test Marking Human Embryos With Bar Codes to Prevent IVF Mix-Ups

December 14, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says, “When you’re talking about mismatch, those kinds of errors are psychologically and emotionally devastating.”

Article Source: (Australia)

Of Mice and Men on Diets

December 10, 2010

Tracy Bale of the School of Veterinary Medicine is cited for her study on what humans can learn from mice in connecting dieting and depression.

Article Source: ABC News
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Penn Medicine Establishes Hand Transplant Program

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn Transplant Institute, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) have collaborated to form the Penn Hand Transplant Program.

Professor Finds It Hard to Keep Silent on Race

December 7, 2010

John Jackson of the Annenberg School for Communication is highlighted for his “race diet.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Drugs Dilemna

December 12, 2010

Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured assessing the situation in an area infested with illegal drugs.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer