Health & Medicine


Belatedly, the Recession Clobbers Phila.

September 6, 2009
Mark Pauly of the Wharton School comments on the health-care job market in Philadelphia.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Resurfacing, a Critic Stirs Up Debate Over Health Care

September 4, 2009
Jane Barnsteiner of the School of Nursing comments on the work of Betsy McCaughey.
Article Source: New York Times

Mistrust May Cause People to Put Off Treatment

September 3, 2009
Chanita Hughes-Halbert of the School of Medicine and the Penn Center for Population Health and Health Disparities discusses patients’ mistrust of the health system.
Article Source: HealthDay News

Combination Implant Appears to Help More Heart-failure Patients

September 2, 2009
Mariell Jessup of the School of Medicine discusses automatic defibrillators.
Article Source: Chicago Tribune

Would Tort Reform Lower Costs?

August 31, 2009
Tom Baker of the Law School is cited for his book, “The Medical Malpractice Myth,” as he discusses medical-malpractice suits and their effect on health-care costs.
Article Source: New York Times

A New Approach to Inevitable End of Life

August 31, 2009
Mary Ersek of the School of Nursing discusses palliative care.
Article Source: Wilmington News-Journal

Supporting Health Care Reform Is the Right Thing to Do

August 30, 2009
Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences co-authors an op-ed in support of health-care reform.
Article Source: Science Progress

A Penn-Botswana Tie Born of AIDS Crisis

August 30, 2009
President Amy Gutmann; Stephen Gluckman, Harvey Friedman, Robin Canada and student Mosepele Mosepele of the School of Medicine; and Nursing student Don Payette Jr. discuss Penn’s HIV/AIDS-fighting program and other activities in Botswana.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Radio Coverage: Senior Groups Reject Health Care 'Scare Tactics'

August 30, 2009
Brooks Jackson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s comments on prior health-care-reform debates.

Would Tort Reform Make a Difference in Health Care?

August 29, 2009
Tom Baker of the Law School is cited for his book "The Medical Malpractice Myth.”
Article Source: Kansas City Star