Health & Medicine


Police Dog, Shot Twice, Hailed as a ‘Hero’

November 11, 2009
The Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania cares for Delaware dog-hero Diablo.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Police Dog Recovering After Being Shot in Delaware

November 11, 2009
David Holt of the School of Veterinary Medicine says police-dog Diablo is expected to make a full recovery.
Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)

Politics Aside, Doctors Universally Fed Up With Insurers

November 10, 2009
David Asch of the Wharton School offers insight on physicians’ relationships with insurance companies.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Harvard, Yale, Three Schools Back Drug Policies to Help Poor

November 9, 2009
Penn is among several institutions pledging for affordable medicine for the less fortune.
Article Source: Bloomberg

Video: A Government That Works

November 8, 2009
Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice makes the case for universal health care.
Article Source: Big Think

With Doctors in Short Supply, Responsibilities for Nurses May Expand

November 6, 2009
Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses patient satisfaction with the work of nurse practitioners.
Article Source: New York Times

Do Fat Parents Have Taller Babies?

November 4, 2009
Tracy Bale of the School of Veterinary Medicine is cited for research on genetic body types.
Article Source: Newsweek

A Rise in Mental-Health Help on Campus

November 2, 2009
William Alexander of Counseling and Psychological Services discusses Penn’s counseling services.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604November 2, 2009

There’s a Speed Limit to the Pace of Evolution, Penn Biologists Say

PHILADELPHIA –- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a theoretical model that informs the understanding of evolution and determines how quickly an organism will evolve using a catalogue of “evolutionary speed limits.” The model provides quantitative predictions for the speed of evolution on various “fitness landscapes,” the dynamic and varied conditions under which bacteria, viruses and even humans adapt.

Docs See Swine Flu Moving to Adults

October 30, 2009
Neil Fishman of the School of Medicine discusses potential H1N1 outbreak scenarios.
Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News