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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658January 15, 2016

Finding the Needle in a Microbial Haystack: Penn Researchers Test New Pathogen Detection Technology

Patients who are undergoing treatment for diseases such as cancer often face the added challenge of a compromised immune system, which can be a toll both of their condition and the drugs used to treat it, leaving them vulnerable to various opportunistic infections.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964January 14, 2016

Health Warning Labels May Deter Parents from Purchasing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages for Kids, Penn Study Shows

Health warning labels similar to those found on tobacco products may have a powerful effect on whether parents purchase sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) for their children, according to a new study led by the 

Insurer Rewards Push Women Towards Mammograms

January 18, 2016

Harald Schmidt of the Perelman School of Medicine writes about employers and health plans offering incentives to women to get frequent mammograms.

Article Source: New York Times

The Mistake You’re Making With Your Fitbit

January 14, 2016

Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how there is not enough evidence to know if wearable activity trackers transform health behaviors.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Deborah Lang | dlang@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386January 20, 2016

The Penn Institute for Urban Research Announces New Photo Contest

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Enter this new photo contest today, a collaboration between Penn IUR and the Center for Public Health Initiatives.

The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR), in collaboration with the Center for Public Health Initiatives, recently announced a photo contest on the theme of public health and the urban environmental landscape. The contest asks participants to submit images

Burning Question: Does Pot Make You Stupid?

January 19, 2016

Adrian Raine of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the push to legalize marijuana and research studying pot’s impact on verbal ability.

Article Source: Philly.com

Motion Control Running Shoes Prevent Injuries in Some

January 12, 2016

Rahul Kapur of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on those that would benefit from motion-control shoes.

Article Source: Reuters Health

Infrequently Asked Questions: Do Ear Gauge Holes Close?

January 13, 2016

Thomas Leung of the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about the concept of ear gauging.

Article Source: PhillyVoice.com

Video: Art of Aging: Screenings Save Lives

January 11, 2016

Carmen Guerra of the Perelman School of Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center talks about the importance of colon cancer screening.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721
Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751January 11, 2016

Penn Science Café Presents ‘Friendship and Your Brain’

WHO: Michael Platt
Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor
James S. Riepe University Professor of Neuroscience
Perelman School of Medicine