On Thursday, May 8, Director of Student Health Services Evelyn Wiener died. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and had been undergoing chemotherapy treatment since then.
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iCare, a new initiative by CAPS, is intended to integrate a variety of different approaches through an eight-hour workshop in order to help further the mental health conversation on campus.
Professors Zachary Meisel and Jeanmarie Perrone are studying how doctors adopt medical guidelines, and how their adoption of the guidelines affects prescribing pain medications, such as oxycontin and percocet.
As health care has finally begun to expand over the past few months, fewer Americans are now without health insurance. Polsky is one of many Penn professionals who interact directly with health policy and the legislation that has come out of the Obama administration.
Ruger specializes in global health governance.
Seniors Deepthi Shashidhar and Mingze Lin designed a program that can generate graphs using data collected from infants under anesthesia to determine if an infant’s blood pressure is too high or low, a feat never before accomplished, the seniors say.
A patient comes in and complains of cold-like symptoms. Her past medical history includes an open reduction internal fixation of the right hip — more commonly known as a hip replacement. Her CO2 levels and her white blood cell count are both elevated, and her hemoglobin and platelet counts are normal. This is a typical scenario given to Penn students in simulation labs, a class that composes a core part of the School of Nursing's curriculum.
Penn Medicine, in an attempt to meet its ever-growing needs, is adding a number of new buildings and spaces.
Two freshmen in the third floor Green Suite of Hill College house are bringing a whole new meaning to the term “hallcest.”
A study conducted by Penn psychology professor Sigrid Veasey over the past year shows continuous sleep loss could result in brain damage.
Penn researchers will work with NASA to examine the biological and cognitive differences in twins while one is on Earth and one launches into space.
Class Boards plan to add to the mental health initiatives on campus and host the Wellness Project, working with CAPS to coordinate Mental Health Week and implementing Wellness Wednesdays.
Community health workers are at the heart of a new model implemented in order to help improve patient outcomes post-discharge.The community health workers work in two different settings, some in a primary care clinic and some at the hospital.
Hospitals and doctorsapostrophe after "s" offices alike are made more accountable for improving patient outcomes given the new healthcare laws,added comma and the Individualized Management for Patient Center Targets aims to fulfill this duty.
Pennsive aims to combat stigma of mental illness by engaging Penn student body in a conversation about mental wellness and personal struggles.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars program and Clinical Scholars program will admit one final batch of grad scholars.
“We aren’t encouraging students to become someone’s counselor or psychiatrist but want to help them make the right decisions if they have to seek some other form of help,” Cogwell Chair and College junior Joanna Heinz said.
The DP sat down with researcher Dan Romero, of the Annenberg School of Communications to discuss his results on the relationship between the academic environment and the use of narcotics such as tobacco and marijuana.
Talking to peers is oftentimes easier than talking to a professional — this is the philosophy and ultimate approach of Penn’s mental health group Active Minds.
Grace Kunas, the new chief of MERT, sat down with the DP to discuss her plans for improving the organization internally and increasing campus awareness of its services