Health & Medicine


Germs in Hiding

May 14, 2010

Cindy Hoegg of the School of Medicine provides tips on germ management.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Medical School Graduate's Passion Spans Globe

May 16, 2010

Aura Obando, a graduating student in the School of Medicine, is profiled for her international medical work.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Beware of Genetic Testing

May 16, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine authors an op-ed on ethical issues surrounding genetic testing.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | | 215-898-5074May 14, 2010

Mary Naylor of Penn Nursing Named to Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

PHILADELPHIA -- Mary Naylor of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has been appointed to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

Naylor is a professor of gerontology and director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health.     

Mind Control: How to Focus and Pay Attention

May 14, 2010

Andrew Newberg of the School of Medicine discusses meditation and is cited for his book “How God Changes Your Brain.”

Article Source: Family Circle

Patterns: Lighter Load for Nurses May Aid Patients

May 10, 2010

Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing and the School of Arts and Sciences says lighter patient loads would improve nursing care.

Article Source: New York Times

APS: U.S. Veterans Plagued by Multi-Symptom Pain Disorders

May 13, 2010

Rollin Gallagher of the School of Medicine says veterans’ pain-management outcomes can be problematic due to multi-symptom diagnoses.

Article Source: HealthDay News

New Jersey Needs Independent Panel to Resolve Disputes Over End-of-Life Care

May 12, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on the ethical complications related to end-of-life care decisions.

Article Source: Newark Star-Ledger

Exploring 10 Popular Sleep Myths

May 11, 2010

Philip Gehrman of the School of Medicine says sleeping patterns are highly individualized.

Article Source: ABC News

Audio: Meditation and the Military

May 10, 2010

Amishi Jha of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses meditation’s value to soldiers.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)