Melanie Lei


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'Time' 100 list honors Penn prof.

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.





U. dining waits for inspections

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.


*Students break health codes

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.



Phila. receives millions for health programs

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.

PHIXing medical record sharing

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.



Local abortion clinic raided

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.

Study finds a link between brain diseases

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.


Penn doctors make a difference in Haiti

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.


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