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Elderly, Ailing – and Treated at Home May 2, 2016 | Wall Street Journal

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School writes about a pilot program for elderly Medicare patients which gives them the primary care right where they live.

Just Out of the Gate: A CT Scanner Fit for a Horse April 28, 2016 | Philly.com

Dean Richardson, Barbara Dallap Schaer and Thomas Schaer of the School of Veterinary Medicine are quoted about a new robotic system for taking CT scans of animals while standing.

Locating Language Within the Brain April 27, 2016 | The-Scientist.com

Anjan Chatterjee of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “In cognitive neuroscience in general, we’re in a transition period between hypothesis- or theory-driven investigations and data-driven investigations.”

Statins Might Not Lower Colon Cancer Risk: Study April 26, 2016 | U.S. News & World Report

Ronac Mamtani of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about leading a study that suggests cholesterol levels, not statins, influence colorectal cancer risk.

Audio: Pain and Addiction April 26, 2016 | “Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Michael Ashburn and Jeanmarie Perrone of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss treating pain while opioid addiction rates rise.