Health & Medicine


Patient Navigators Lead the Way Through a Complex Medical World

June 13, 2010

Margaret Rummel of the School of Medicine discusses “patient navigators.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Self-Control/Sugar Model Challenged

June 14, 2010

Robert Kurzban of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the relationship between certain brain activities and glucose.

Article Source: United Press International

Study Ranks Philly Medical Schools On How Well They Fulfill Social Mission

June 15, 2010

In the first study of its kind, a group of researchers has evaluated medical schools on how well they meet their social mission, and found that none of the five Philadelphia schools ranked in the top third.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

'Summer Colds' May Not Be Just That

June 14, 2010

Alexander Chiu of the School of Medicine comments on treatments for the common cold.

Article Source: CNN

Doctors on the Cutting Edge of Reality

June 13, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses ethical concerns surrounding the new medical documentary series “Boston Med.”

Article Source: Boston Globe

Life Made to Order

June 14, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on the creation of a human-made bacterium.

Article Source: Today (Singapore)

For Forgetful, Cash Helps the Medicine Go Down

June 13, 2010

Kevin Volpp of the School of Medicine and the Wharton School and Stephen Kimmel of the School of Medicine use incentives to test patient commitment to prescriptions.

Article Source: New York Times

Eye Exam May Someday Spot Multiple Sclerosis

June 10, 2010

School of Medicine researchers use ophthalmology to investigate multiple sclerosis.

Article Source: HealthDay News

Use of Long-Term Acute Care Hospitalization Growing

June 8, 2010

Jeremy Kahn of the School of Medicine says long-term hospitalizations are on the rise.

Article Source: HealthDay News

Part IV: Comparing Medical Treatments

June 4, 2010

Craig Umscheid and P.J. Brennan of the School of Medicine discuss the Center for Evidence-Based Practice.

Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)