For the past two years, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, in collaboration with numerous members of the Penn community, has been working to revitalize the city of Philadelphia, one photograph at a time.
Since Nov. 2009, Penn Medicine’s Blood Donation Center has supplied the hospital with blood cells and platelets from members of the Penn community.
The county ranked last out of 67 counties in measures of health outcomes, which include mortality rates and health factors, such as smoking, air pollution exposure, the percentage of health-insured residents and residents’ education levels.
To emulate The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, The Daily Pennsylvanian will begin charging readers $20 a month to read online content.
To the surprise of many in the medical community, patients with both liver disease and a certain kind of liver cancer are eight times less likely to die than those who just suffer from the disease.
After four years of studies, researchers at Perelman School of Medicine have found what may be one of the main causes of male pattern baldness — an mRNA chain called PGD2.
Some students suffer from drunkorexia — a combination of an eating disorder and binge drinking.
The Perelman School of Medicine has been selected as a regional center for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Heart Failure Clinical Trials Network for the 2012 to 2018 cycle.
Last Saturday, Penn Dems announced that College junior Andrew Silverstein resigned from his position as president. College sophomore Andrew Brown will assume the position, effective immediately, in leading the student group for the next year.
According to a recently publicized Medicare report, many teaching hospitals — including the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania — were found to have higher complication rates than the U.S. national rate.
The chain, headquartered in Illinois, is currently linked to a five-state outbreak of E. coli.
What some refer to as “the cruise ship virus” is spreading around many college campuses in the northeast. According to a statement released by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health last month, instances of norovirus, also known as the stomach flu, are on the uptick.
Alcohol was found to be the number one culprit for students seeking treatment for substance abuse.
Those complaining that “the bug” is making its way around campus might be surprised to know that this flu season hasn’t been as severe as in years past.
The cure for cancer remains unknown, but researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine may have developed a way to stop one kind of cancer in its tracks.
Researchers are once again citing cell phone use as an obstacle to good health. But the new concern is not another type of cancer nor a fatal disease — it’s neck and back pain caused by texting and checking email on smart phones.
The American Psychiatric Association is looking to redefine autism, which may have a large effect on those currently suffering from the disorder.
SEPTA announced it will unveil a new fare system by the end of 2013. The new fare technology — one of several updates being made to Philadelphia’s transit system — will allow patrons to use train passes instead of tokens. It will also allow people to pay with credit and debit cards.
Last week, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia denied three-year-old Amelia Rivera a kidney transplant. Without a transplant or a suitable substitute — such as dialysis — her life could be in jeopardy.
A common nutrient found in weight training supplements such as Muscle Milk and protein powder — might be the key to successfully treating concussions, or at least speeding up the healing process.