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In the fall of 1998, the University announced a $380 million redevelopment plan that focused on the area near the high rises. The plan called for the additions of retail space and low-rise dormitories with housing for 1,000 students.
Penn Medicine Trustee Raymond Perelman and his wife Ruth have donated $25 million to the University Health System.
Eleven years ago, College senior Hilary Ellis did not expect that much good could come from her mother needing a lung transplant.
Medical School and Nursing students recently gathered in Center City to party for relief efforts in the aftermath of a mudslide in Central America.
Mary Vandross, 81, mother of legendary rhythm-and-blues singer Luther Vandross, talked to medical students about her battle with kidney disease and the ravages of diabetes in her family.
Jeffrey Berns, a professor at the School of Medicine, teaches second-year medical students all about the kidney in a five-week course.
The last day of the course is reserved for giving students a chance to interact with patients who suffer from kidney disease.
This year, Vandross was one of two patients whom Berns chose as a way of facilitating learning and interacting with the students.
"It is mainly an opportunity for the students to get a sense that the science they are learning has an impact on patients," Berns said. He added that the presence of the patients illustrated to the students the reality of the disease and its consequences.
Almost 14 years ago, Vandross was told she needed dialysis, a process whereby the blood is cleansed outside of the body using a machine. It takes the place of an improperly functioning kidney.
"I have been on [dialysis] for for one year and five months, and I feel great," Vandross said.
Six members of her family have died as a result of diabetes. Her remaining child, Luther, died July 1, two years after suffering a stroke.
Second-year medical student Gildade Boursiquot enjoyed the interaction with the patients. "It always helps when you see an actual patient," she said.
A 20-ton knife is not a common sight in Philadelphia, but a local hospital will soon be using one to treat patients -- and doing it without making a single cut.
Convention Hall may have been demolished, but its 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard address will soon be home to a new, $232 million clinical building.
On Spruce Street, across from Houston Hall, a huge magnet is attached to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Located on the sidewalk and housed in a trailer that is partially enclosed by blue siding, its purpose is to attract patients.
The five AlliedBarton security guards who were transferred after petitioning President Amy Gutmann in an effort to unionize will soon be embarking on a multi-city tour to bring attention to their plight.
The dentist's office may seem like an odd location for a tete-a-tete between lovers, but it's precisely where Seth Houwer will be meeting his future wife -- for a little bit of oral work.
During the day and when he is on call, Penn lung doctor Morris Swartz works hard to address his patients' needs. During his time off, however, his focus is strictly on his photography.
Michael Lewis of the Philadelphia Eagles paid a visit to the heart-failure unit of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania yesterday afternoon to raise awareness for heart research.
Clinics across the country had to turn away countless patients clamoring for a flu vaccine last year -- a situation that will not be repeated this flu season, according to health-care professionals.
Mood swings may disappear with the pop of a pill if Penn and Princeton-based Wyeth Research Laboratories have their way.
Penn doctors are treating broken hearts in a new home.
While in Italy for a molecular gastronomy conference, Gary Beauchamp, a researcher and director of the Monell Chemical Senses Center, felt a burning sensation in the back of his throat.
Mental-health issues affecting college students form the crux of the American Psychiatric Association's latest campaign.
Pennsylvania residents looking to get a handle on their credit are about to get some help.
Posted on the door of 4309 Locust St. is a sign promising the imminent return of Koch's Deli: "In honor of Bobby Koch, the show must go on. We expect to reopen on Thursday, September 8 at 11:00 a.m."
Acupuncturist and herbalist David Molony uses an integrated approach to understand the role of Chinese medical practices in Western medicine.