College students have long been known as some of the most sleep-deprived people in the nation, but one recent study found that sleepiness may be the least of our problems.
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Although shoppers have generally accepted that eating organic foods will be more costly, a recent and rapid rise in prices may force some consumers to alter their eating habits.
Sipping water out of that Nalgene bottle might not be so good for you.
We've long been told to drink eight glasses of water a day - but that may not be necessary.
Hospitals are in the business of curing what ails their patients, but in 2006 about 19 out of every 1,000 patients developed an infection while being treated at Pennsylvania hospitals.
The Recording Industry Association of America has hit a roadblock in its efforts to prosecute four students at Boston University for copyright infringement.
Twenty percent of college students - a total of 1.7 million individuals - lack health insurance and racked up $120 to 235 million in uncompensated medical bills, according to a recent report released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
All patients are not completely satisfied with their treatment at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, but the hospital scored above average on a recent government survey of patients.
There is a growing gap between the life expectancies of richer and poorer Americans, recent government data shows.
Sometimes, good can come from tragedy - and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is trying to make that happen more often.
Tracy McIntosh, the former Penn neurosurgery professor who was resentenced last month for a 2002 sexual assault, is now challenging his new sentence.
With a new citywide partnership, Penn is helping senior-citizen immigrants educate their communities - by making videos.
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Penn scientists at the School of Veterinary Medicine recently discovered a protein that slows the spread of the Ebola virus.
Hospital patients who experience cardiac arrests are more likely to die during nights and weekends compared with the daytime, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Dental students had something to smile about last month when Penn's School of Dental Medicine opened its new periodontal clinic.
"I've never tried this before" is the last thing you want a doctor to say to you. However, there is a first time for everything, and medical procedures are no exception.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System is doing a little spring cleaning, rearranging and remodeling this year.
At Penn Medicine, officials are thinking green, and they're not just referring to nauseated patients.
Feeling crappy? You're not the only one. Universities around the country have been experiencing recent outbreaks of influenza. At Penn, the trend is the same. Student Health is trying to manage this year's increased number of flu cases, however, this flu season is not atypical, said Evelyn Wiener, director of Student Health Service. The increase is mostly due to milder flu seasons in recent years. The city of Philadelphia is looking a little green around the gills as well. At the end of January, hospital emergency departments reported an increase in the number of people exhibiting flu symptoms, according to a statement by Health Commissioner, Donald Schwarz . "This year we are seeing what we typically see [during a regular flu season]," Wiener said. "We've tried very much to be proactive and make it so people don't get the flu." The best way a person can reduce their chances of getting the flu is to get a flu shot. "I got the flu vaccine so I wouldn't be sick during OCR," College junior Yohann Sidhwa said. She was vaccinated in November and, citing a fear of needles, opted for the nasal spray vaccine instead. This year, Penn's Student Health Service gave 3,000 people the flu shot in October and November, which is considered the optimal time to receive the vaccination because it can take up to two weeks to build up immunity. However, Wiener stressed that students can still be vaccinated now. "It's still helpful, especially for people who may be concerned about having lots of work or people that are susceptible to respiratory illnesses," she said. Last week 200 more students were given the flu shot. This was thanks in part to an outreach service that sent emails to the student body and made flu shots available at Houston Hall last week. Thankfully, the outbreak may soon be reaching an end - just in time for midterms. "A typical flu season lasts about two to four weeks," Wiener said.