Health & Medicine


Small Wonder

June 29, 2010

HUP nurse Melissa McKinney is cited for her work in the neonatal intensive-care unit.

Article Source: Courier-Post

Child Abuse Expert Hired for Philadelphia's DHS

July 2, 2010

Cindy Christian of the School of Medicine and Safe Place, the Center for Child Protection and Health, is appointed child-abuse expert at the Philadelphia Department of Human Services.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Guarding Against Medical Conflicts of Interest

June 30, 2010

Penn Medicine is cited for its strict conflict of interest policy.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Tanning-Bed Enthusiasts Say Tax Won't Deter Them

July 1, 2010

William James of the School of Medicine says tanning beds pose a risk for cancer.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Five Reasons To Be Careful About Cannabis

June 25, 2010

Marina Goldman of the School of Medicine discusses marijuana side effects.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

The Jury's In-Staffing Laws Work

July 1, 2010

Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing and the School of Arts and Sciences says improved nurse staffing saves lives.

Article Source: American Journal of Nursing

Is the “Synthetic Cell” About Life?

July 1, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine debates synthetic life’s larger implications.

Article Source: The Scientist

A Bid to Shorten Shifts for Novice Doctors

June 29, 2010

Lisa Bellini of the School of Medicine comments on the debate surrounding the length of medical student residency shifts.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

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