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Media Contact:Abbey Anderson | abbey.anderson@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369November 8, 2015

In First Real-World Example, Penn Study Shows Mechanical and Manual CPR Produce Equivalent Survival Rates for Cardiac Arrest Patients

Mechanical CPR, in which a device is used by Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers to deliver automated chest compressions during cardiac arrest resuscitation care, is associated with an equivalent survival rate for patients experiencing cardiac arrest outside of the hospital as manual CPR, according to new findings

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Media Contact:Abbey Anderson | abbey.anderson@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369November 8, 2015

Video-Based CPR Training May be as Valuable as Hands-On Approach, Penn Study Finds

Using a video to train family members of patients at risk for cardiac arrest in CPR may be just as effective as using the traditional hands-on method with a manikin, according to new research from the 

Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964November 8, 2015

Penn Study Asks: To Improve Patients' Health, Should you Pay Physicians, Patients, or Both?

Providing financial incentives to both primary care physicians and patients leads to a greater reduction in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in patients than paying only the physician or only the patient, according to a new study led by researchers at the 

Belly Fat Raises Risk of Death Even If Weight Is ‘Healthy’

November 9, 2015

Mitchell Lazar of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on visceral fat.

Article Source: Today.com

Does Brisk Walking Beat the Gym for Weight Control?

November 9, 2015

Rex Ahima of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on a study that revealed the impact of brisk walking on body mass indexes and waist circumference when compared to people who played sports or exercised in the gym.

Article Source: CBS News

Penn Study: Pay Patients to Take Their Pills

November 9, 2015

David Asch and Kevin Volpp of the Perelman School of Medicine are highlighted for studying how monetary incentives can help patients take medicine to help reduce health issues.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658November 5, 2015

Transparent Zebrafish Reveal How Axons Regenerate on a Proper Path, Finds Penn Study

When peripheral nerves are damaged and their vital synaptic paths are disrupted, they have the ability to regenerate and reestablish lost connections. But what about when a nerve is severed completely, its original route lost?

Why Drug Prices Spike and What Patients Can Do About It

November 4, 2015

Mark Pauly of the Wharton School and Joshua Liao of the Perelman School of Medicine co-author an article addressing sudden increases in specialty drug costs.

Article Source: Philly.com

The Black-white Sleep Gap

October 23, 2015

John Hogenesch of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about researching clock genes in mammals.

Article Source: National Journal
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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660November 3, 2015

Brain's Hippocampus Is Essential Structure for All Aspects of Recognition Memory, Penn Medicine Researchers Find

The hippocampus, a brain structure known to play a role in memory and spatial navigation, is essential to one’s ability to recognize previously encountered events, objects, or people – a phenomenon known as recognition memory – according to new research from the departments of Neurosurgery and Psychology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the Unive