Video: Caregivers Neglect Their Own Health in Order to Look After Others

December 11, 2012

Melissa Gartenberg Livney of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on caregivers severely neglecting their own health.

Article Source: NBC News Health

Military Cracks Down on Alcohol Abuse Amid Age-old Bingeing Habit

December 11, 2012

Charles P. O’Brien of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a report about binge drinking and active-duty troops.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964December 12, 2012

Penn Medicine Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery Elected to American College of Surgeons Board of Regents

PHILADELPHIA — L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, was recently elected to the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Board of Regents.

Coating on Aspirin Sets Off a Debate

December 10, 2012

Garret FitzGerald from the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about his study that found the coating on aspirin designed to protect the stomach slowed the body’s ability to absorb the drug.

Article Source: New York Times

University of Pennsylvania Gene Therapy Shows Promise in Eradicating Some Blood Cancers

December 10, 2012

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine and his research team discuss their unique genetic therapy that has “tamed terminal leukemia in seven out of the first 10 patients” and its risks.

Article Source: Philly.com

Study May Spur Wider Use of Prenatal Gene Tests

December 6, 2012

Lorraine Dugoff of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on prenatal gene testing.

Article Source: USA Today

Despite Success, Demand Low for Hand Transplants

December 10, 2012

L. Scott Levin of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about the outcome and recovery of a transplant patient.

Article Source: Philly.com

With New Technique, Penn Doctors ‘Recondition’ Lung for Transplant

December 10, 2012

Edward Cantu of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for successfully performing the first “ex vivo lung perfusion” transplantation in the Philadelphia region.

Article Source: Newsworks

Audio: PA Task Force on Child Protection, Post-Sandusky

December 5, 2012

Cindy Christian of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the Pennsylvania Task Force onChild Protection.

Article Source: WHYY
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194December 7, 2012

Penn-Led Research Suggests a New Strategy to Prevent or Halt Periodontal Disease

PHILADELPHIA — Periodontitis, a form of chronic gum disease that affects nearly half of the U.S. adult population, results when the bacterial community in the mouth becomes unbalanced, leading to inflammation and eventually bone loss. In its most severe form, which affects 8.5 percent of U.S. adults, periodontitis can impact systemic health.