Health & Medicine


Darvon Pulled From Market by F.D.A.

November 19, 2010

John T. Farrar of the School of Medicine comments on a drug being pulled from the market.

Article Source: New York Times

Lawsuit Adds Heat to ‘Stop and Frisk’ Controversy

November 11, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice suggests that ‘stop and frisk’ has not been successful in crime fighting.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

Stem-Cell Pioneer Says Clear Law Is Needed

November 22, 2010

John Gearhart of the School of Medicine comments on federal funding of stem-cell research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Experts on Aging: Stay Fit After 65 to Live Longer, Better

November 21, 2010

Kathryn Schmitz of the School of Medicine discusses her research on the benefits of exercise for patients undergoing cancer treatments.

Article Source: USA Today

An Older Scourge

November 22, 2010

Cynthia Connolly of the School of Nursing comments and is cited for her book, “Saving Sickly Children: The Tuberculosis Preventorium in American Life, 1909-1970.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Q&A: Ethics Chair on Synthetic Biology

November 19, 2010

President Amy Gutmann is interviewed as chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

Article Source: The Scientist

Video: New Penn Study Uses Genetics to Help Smokers Stop

November 18, 2010

Caryn Lerner of the School of Medicine comments on how genetics may play a role in smoking cessation.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Hey, Lame-Duck Congress! Fix the Awful Medicare Waiting Period for Disabled People

November 18, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on the ethics of reneging on prior transplant approvals.

Article Source: New Republic

Nurses’ Role in the Future of Health Care

November 18, 2010

Mary Naylor of the School of Nursing stresses the importance of nurses in the health-care system.

Article Source: New York Times

Zapping Nerves Helps Control High Blood Pressure

November 17, 2010

Mariell Jessup of the School of Medicine suggests that high blood pressure patients should be followed long term to make sure that treatments have lasting benefits.

Article Source: Associated Press