Video: Wake-Up Call: University of Pennsylvania

August 23, 2011

Women’s health nurses and lactation consultants from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania participate in local wake-up-call segment.

Article Source: NBCPhiladelphia.com

‘Explosive’ Growth in Foreign Drug Testing Raises Ethical Questions

August 23, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about the growth in foreign drug testing.

Article Source: PBS NewsHour

Therapeutic Hypothermia: Keeping Cool in Emergencies

August 22, 2011

Lance Becker of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about the use of therapeutic hypothermia.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Cut Medicare, Help Patients

August 22, 2011

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School co-authors an op-ed about Medicare.

Article Source: New York Times

Check Up: University of Pennsylvania Researchers Regrowing Cartilage in Lab

August 22, 2011

Jason Burdick of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Robert Mauck of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss their efforts to regrow cartilage that might lead to better treatments.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | Jessica.Mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369August 18, 2011

Medical, Surgical Treatments Equally Effective for Common Inflammatory Eye Condition, Penn Study Finds

PHILADELPHIA — Patients with uveitis, the fifth leading cause of vision loss in the United States, treated with either systemic anti-inflammatory medicine or with a time-release implant surgically placed inside the eye experienced a similar degree of visual improvement over two years, according to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Wisconsin.

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Media Contact:Marc Kaplan | marc.kaplan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-2560August 18, 2011

New Penn Medicine/Wharton Center to Study Health-care Financing

PHILADELPHIA — University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) is partnering with the Leonard Davis Institute Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics of the University of Pennsylvania on a new initiative to be called the UPHS Center for Innovations in Health Care Financing.

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Media Contact:Greg Richter | gregory.richter@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-614-1937August 18, 2011

Relationship Between Exercise, Breast Cancer Recurrence to Be Studied by New Penn Med Center

PHILADELPHIA — A $10 million grant from the National Cancer Institute will fund a new center at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania focusing on the relationship between exercise, weight loss, and improving the length and quality of life for the nation's 12 million cancer survivors.

Projects in the Penn Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Survivor Center will include:

Vitamin B Battles Erectile Dysfunction

August 18, 2011

Howard Herrmann of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on erectile dysfunction.

Article Source: MyHealthNewsDaily.com

Local Doctor Warns of Potentially Dangerous Effects of Controversial Cancer Treatment

August 17, 2011

Stephen Rubin of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his views on a controversial cancer treatment.

Article Source: CBSPhilly.com