My BlackBerry without a data plan, which takes after its owner, has faked being smart for the last four years.
Addressing the mental health needs of over 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students poses a challenge to a center that has the equivalent of 23 full-time clinicians.
Thirty years ago, before the term post-traumatic stress disorder was used in mental health discourse, Edna Foa wondered how individuals processed disturbing and distressing events. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs now treats PTSD patients, thanks to Foa’s treatment program.
A recent study by researchers from the School of Medicine shows that while obese patients may feel discriminated against by physicians, they actually receive a higher quality of health care than normal-weight patients
Through a collaboration with the University of Illinois and Tufts University, researchers at the Penn School of Medicine have developed a model for an implant device that would “melt into the brain.”
A new blood test for appendicitis under trial at the School of Medicine could eventually replace costly and harmful radiation scans for patients needing immediate diagnoses for abdominal pain.
Two professors studied the effectiveness of HIV/STD risk-reduction intervention when carried out by community-based organizations.
While recent food safety violations at Penn Dining have alarmed some students, the many factors that affect the results of health inspections might not be immediately clear.
Researchers at Penn Medicine conducted the first study of how financial incentives affect a healthy person’s decision to donate his or her kidney.
Two students were cited for more than 20 violations of city health code, according to Philadelphia Health Department spokesman Jeff Moran, causing HUP visits to increase 10 percent.
Founded by a Wharton alumnus, DocAsap, which went public last August, allows users to search for immediate appointments, with the possibility of seeing a doctor within the same day.
Along with Fresh Grocer, there are a number of food establishments near campus currently listed as out of compliance with Philadelphia health code.
Obesity and smoking rates in Philadelphia are among the highest in the nation, but $25.4 million in federal stimulus grants and an aggressive public health campaign aim to change that statistic.
After receiving $17.1 million of federal stimulus funds, the Governor’s Office of Health Care Reform is developing a statewide system to share electronic medical records between health institutions, called the Pennsylvania Health Information Exchange, or PHIX.
Because the sugary drinks tax will be charged to distributors and not individual consumers, some critics argue that this initiative will not directly affect soda consumption habits.
The exhibit, currently housed in a digital art museum in Austria, is a model of the process of blood vessel formation in early lung development.
Investigators say they found fetuses in jars and bloodied floors in Kermit Gosnell’s clinic at 38th Street and Lancaster Avenue. Gosnell has temporarily lost his license.
A recent Penn-led study identified a particularly toxic form of the protein Elk-1, which provides clues to the first link between Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.
Quitting smokers who prolong their use of nicotine patches may find it easier to abstain from cigarette use in the future, according to a recent study by Penn researchers.
Although the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti continues to ravage the island, the members of a relief team from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine returned home last week knowing that they had made a substantial, positive impact.