Health & Medicine


Video: Parenting Perspective: Comparing Childhood Development

May 17, 2010

Neill Epperson of the School of Medicine and Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness says a child’s development is unique and should not be compared to other children’s.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Doctors and Dentists Can Face Complaints About Pushing Cosmetic Treatments

May 18, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says cosmetic-treatment advertising presents a conflict of interest.

Article Source: Washington Post

More Nurses Mean More Patients Live

May 11, 2010

Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for research on nurse-patient care ratios.

Article Source: CNN

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