U.S. Food and Drug Administration researchers found that in 2010, 3.3 billion prescriptions were dispensed to adults, an 11 percent increase from 2002 after population size adjustments.
Three restaurants near campus — Penne Restaurant and Wine Bar, Sabrina’s Café and Pizza Rustica — joined a program that showcases nutritional information on their menus and offers healthier options.
In response to collegiate stress levels, one school — Wake Forest University — recently implemented subtle innovations to their campus to enable students to improve their well-being. Director of Counseling and Psychological Services William Alexander said that Penn is working to implement a similar concept in addition to existing programs.
Cutting-edge, genome-wide tests can find rare mutations even high-power microscopes cannot detect
The liquor store at 43rd and Chestnut streets is set to open in just a few months. Barry Grossbach, chair of the Spruce Hill Community Trust expects the “premium” Wine and Spirits Shop to be open sometime in late summer, if not before.
Ralph Muller was named chief executive officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System in 2003.
Living Independently for Elders, a one-of-a-kind program of the School of Nursing, has recently added new zip codes in Delaware County in addition to those it already serves in West and Southwest Philadelphia.
Approximately 4,700 miles south of Penn’s campus, in Argentina, stands a house called “Casa 100.”
Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative’s launched student-supported Fruit Stands. Here, Penn students work with public school students to prepare and sell fruit, fruit salads and smoothies to their classmates during the school day.
Launched by Hatch Labs, Inc. in September, Tinder has recently gained popularity on college campuses. The application is an addition to a recent dating trend — phone dating apps, today’s version of online dating websites.
Since 2011, nine out of a total of 12 patients have responded successfully to the treatment, for which June — the Director of the Translational Research Program and the Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine — was awarded first place in Men’s Health magazine’s “2012 Heroes of Health and Fitness.”
A recent study from the Perelman School of Medicine shows that certain nutrients may play an essential role in sleep duration and that variety in diet is associated with healthier sleeping patterns.
The Tobacco Free Hiring policy, which extends to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, aims to “improve the health of its workforce and reduce the cost of health-care benefits,” according to the system’s website.
The Karabots Pediatric Care Center officially opened on Feb. 6 and is located at 48th and Market streets.
Professor Emeritus John Mikuta, who taught gynecologic oncology in the Perelman School of Medicine, died last Friday of natural causes. He was 88.
The Perelman School of Medecine and the Department of Medical Ethics launched the Penn Neurodegenerative Disease Ethics and Policy Program.
The Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification was derived in part from the work of Richard Zorowitz, who used to serve as medical director of Inpatient Rehabilitation and director of Stroke Rehabilitation at HUP.
College juniors Julie Berez and Mia Garuccio have recently been elected Programs in Religion, Interfaith and Spirituality Matters co-chairs. The DP sat down with them to talk about their journey, past experiences and future goals.
Penn Hillel Director Rabbi Michael Uram was recently named one of the country’s top 50 Jewish leaders by The Jewish Daily Forward. He shares the honor with Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and singer and actress Barbra Streisand, among others.
The recent escalation of the Gaza-Israel conflict presents uncertainty to those scheduled to participate in the Taglit-Birthright Israel trip planned for late December.