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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 14, 2014

Penn Psychologist Develops Cognitive Therapy Book for IBS Patients

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Irritable bowel syndrome, a condition affecting up to 10 percent of the population, often occurs alongside anxiety and depression. Melissa Hunt, an associate director of clinical training in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, has developed a self-help workbook for patients with irritable bowel syndrome, which uses cognitive behavioral therapy to treat patients with IBS and improve their quality of life.

By Madeleine Stone @themadstone 

A Volunteer Group Makes Music Part of Patient Care

November 11, 2014

Lynn Schuchter of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how music is “humanizing” for her patients enduring hospi

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369November 4, 2014

Medicare May Need to Expand Options for Behavioral Weight Loss Counseling in Primary Care Settings, According to Penn Research Review

An important addition to the “eat less, move more” strategy for weight loss lies in behavioral counseling to achieve these goals.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964November 4, 2014

Penn Medicine Studies Show New Evidence that Exercise Therapy, Acupuncture Benefit Breast Cancer Survivors

Two new studies from the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania offer

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660October 30, 2014
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 20, 2014

Penn Physician and Historian Robert Aronowitz Elected to Institute of Medicine

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Robert Aronowitz, a physician and historian at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, one of the nation's highest honors in the health-care field.

Robert Aronowitz, a physician and historian at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, one of the nation's highest honors in the health-care field.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 20, 2014

See-Through, One-Atom-Thick, Carbon Electrodes are a Powerful Tool for Studying Epilepsy, Other Brain Disorders, Penn Study Finds

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and 

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194December 1, 2014

Penn Dental Medicine Welcomes Its First Thouron Scholar

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This year, the Thouron Scholars, a community of 700-plus whose disciplines range from geology to English literature, welcomed their very first dentist to the ranks.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964October 16, 2014

Penn Medicine Researchers Zero in on Psoriasis-Hypertension Link

Patients with more severe psoriasis are also more likely to have uncontrolled hypertension, according to new research by a team at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194November 11, 2014

Collaborative Penn-Dresden Study Blocks Multiple Sclerosis Relapses in Mice

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In a new study, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and co-investigators have identified a key protein that is able to reduce the severity of a disease equivalent to multiple sclerosis in mice.

In multiple sclerosis, the immune system goes rogue, improperly attacking the body’s own central nervous system. Mobility problems and cognitive impairments may arise as the nerve cells become damaged.