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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660February 12, 2014

Penn Medicine Study Suggests "Growth Charts" for Cognitive Development May Lead to Earlier Diagnosis and Treatment for Children with Risk for Psychosis

Penn Medicine researchers have developed a better way to assess and diagnose psychosis in young children.  By “growth charting” cognitive development alongside the presentation of psychotic symptoms, they have demonstrated that the most significant lags in cognitive development correlate with the most severe cases of psychosis.

Philly Students Get a Chance to Live WELL

February 11, 2014

Namni Goel and Michael Grandner of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss sleep research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Poor Patients Might Benefit From Trained Helpers After Hospital Discharge

February 10, 2014

Shreya Kangovi of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about research that shows how community health worker support improves patient outcomes.

Article Source: HealthDay
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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964February 5, 2014

Penn Medicine Study Reveals Genetics Impact Risk of Early Menopause Among Some Female Smokers

New research is lighting up yet another reason for women to quit smoking.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660February 5, 2014

Some Patients Receive Unnecessary Prioritization for Liver Transplantation, Penn Medicine Study Finds

Patients waiting for liver transplants who develop hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS), a lung disorder associated with end-stage liver disease, are eligible to move up on the wait list.

Video: CVS Calls It Quits: No More Tobacco Products

February 6, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on smoking being a top health issue in the United States.

Article Source: USA Today

Chasing the Winter Blues Known as SAD

February 4, 2014

Mahendra Bhati of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Why Heroin Is Becoming Deadlier

February 4, 2014

Kyle Kampman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the potency of heroin.

Article Source: Discovery News
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658February 4, 2014

New Sleep Gene, Redeye, Discovered in Fruitflies Promotes the Need to Sleep, According to Penn Study

All creatures great and small, including fruitflies, need sleep. Researchers have surmised that sleep – in any species -- is necessary for repairing proteins, consolidating memories, and removing wastes from cells. But, really, sleep is still a great mystery.

Repealing Health Care Law Would Mean Higher Costs

February 1, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School says repeal of the Affordable Care Act would be “cataclysmic.”

Article Source: USA Today