Battling Jet Lag

February 11, 2013

Steven Dinges of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how to cope with time-zone changes and jet lag.

Article Source: New York Times

Nonprofit Helping Latino Youngsters With Academic, Cultural and Social Needs

February 10, 2013

Steven Larson and student Daphne Owen of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about an after-school program for Latino youth called Puentes Hacia El Futuro.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 8, 2013

Penn to Offer Free, Online Class on ADHD


If you’re one of the people who takes the University of Pennsylvania online course “’Pay Attention!!’ ADHD Through the Lifespan,” you will learn that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder isn’t just kid stuff.

Even though between 5 and 8 percent of school-aged children in the United States are diagnosed with ADHD, it is estimated that 4 percent of adults also suffer from some form of attention deficit disorder -- and that number is increasing.

First Novel Anti-tuberculosis Drug in 40 Years

February 7, 2013

Harvey Rubin of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited.

Article Source: Nature.com

Audio: ‘Side Effects’ Tells a Tale of Medicine, Big Business and Murder

February 7, 2013

Mahendra Bhati of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the pharmaceutical industry and how it is portrayed in Steven Soderbergh’s new movie “Side Effects.”

Article Source: Marketplace
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369February 8, 2013

New Statistical Tool May Help Detect Novel Genes Linked to Heart Disease, Penn Study Reports

PHILADELPHIA — Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Massachusetts Amherst report in the latest edition of PLOS ONE utilizing a novel statistical tool to analyze existing large databases of genetic information to mine new information about genes that modulate low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and its downstream consequences, heart attack, stroke and death.  This new approach to analyzing existi

We Can Be Healthy and Rich

February 2, 2013

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School pens an op-ed about health-care costs.

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Video: New Treatment Helps Swollen Limbs for Cancer Survivors

February 5, 2013

Suhail Kanchwala of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses a new treatment for lymphedema.

Article Source: 6ABC

Does Your Diet Influence How Well You Sleep?

February 7, 2013

Michael Grandner of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about the correlation between diets and quality of sleep.

Article Source: Time Health & Family
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 6, 2013