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When a College sophomore, who wished to remain anonymous, started feeling anxious about his exam results last semester, he was hesitant to book an appointment with Penn’s Counseling and Psychological Services.
When Penn professor of clinical psychology Edna Foa received an e-mail from Time magazine telling her that she was on this year’s 100 Most Influential People in the World list, she was surprised, to say the least.
A recent study by researchers from the School of Medicine shows that while obese patients may feel discriminated against by physicians, they actually receive a higher quality of health care than normal-weight patients.
Through a collaboration with the University of Illinois and Tufts University, researchers at the Penn School of Medicine have developed a model for an implant device that would “melt into the brain,” according to Jonathan Viventi, a doctoral student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science who worked on the project.
A new blood test for appendicitis under trial at the School of Medicine could eventually replace costly and harmful radiation scans for patients needing immediate diagnoses for abdominal pain.
A recent School of Medicine study examined whether an intervention program designed to promote safe sex practices, like condom use, actually worked beyond the world of research.
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.
How much money would it take for you to donate a kidney to a stranger?
*This story appeared in the 2010 Joke Issue.
When Puneet Maheshwari’s two-year-old son was sick on a family vacation to Florida last February, he found himself wondering, “What if there was a place where I could book a doctor’s appointment over the Internet anywhere, without even having to call?”
Along with Fresh Grocer, there are a number of food establishments near campus currently listed as out of compliance with Philadelphia health code.
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.
A new federal grant could revolutionize how Pennsylvania physicians access patient information.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s new tax proposal may take the sweetness out of purchasing your daily can of Coke.
When Peter Jones, a Penn Medicine professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, wandered into a Penn Design conference and met architect Jenny Sabin, it only took 10 minutes to reshape his philosophy on the intersections between art and science.
The medical license of an abortion doctor who practiced near campus was temporarily suspended Tuesday after investigators came upon “deplorable and unsanitary” conditions in his clinic — including aborted fetuses in jars and bloodied floors, according to investigators’ reports.
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.
Quitting smokers who prolong their use of nicotine patches may find it easier to abstain from cigarette use in the future, according to a recent study by Penn researchers.
Although the effects of the earthquake in Haiti continue to plague 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.