Evelyn Wiener, the executive director of Student Health Service, used to visit students when they were sick in the hospital.
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Students and Counseling and Psychological Services staff alike are trying a new approach to helping people discuss and deal with mental health and mental illness.
Everyone can remember the story of how Cinderella lost her glass slipper.
As health care has finally begun to expand over the past few months, fewer Americans are now without health insurance.
Jennifer Ruger, a professor of medical ethics and health policy at the Perelman School of Medicine, was elected a member on the Council on Foreign Relations last month.
Doctors may now be able to determine whether an infant’s blood pressure is within normal range under anesthesia, thanks to a senior design project by two Penn School of Engineering and Applied Science students.
A patient comes in and complains of cold-like symptoms. Her past medical history includes an open reduction internal fixation of the right hip — in this case, a hip replacement. Her CO2 levels and her white blood cell count are both elevated, and her hemoglobin and platelet counts are normal.
Just when you think Penn’s wide-ranging campus couldn’t get any bigger and better — it does.
Two freshmen in the third floor Green Suite of Hill College house are bringing a whole new meaning to the term “hallcest.”
If you don’t get enough sleep, it’s possible that you’ll get brain damage, according to a recent Penn study.
Penn researchers will work with NASA to examine the biological and cognitive differences in twins while one is on Earth and one launches into space.
The Class Boards announced in an email Sunday night that they, with nine other student groups, will be hosting a wellness project throughout the month of March.
Community health workers are at the heart of a new program implemented at Penn hospitals in order to help improve patient outcomes post-discharge.
Guidance by peers from communities in Philadelphia helped improve medical outcomes of post-discharged patients from the same low-income neighborhood, according to a recent Penn study.
The student-run mental health group Active Minds launched a new blog Monday to provide students with a forum to discuss mental health issues.
Two prestigious health programs at Penn have scheduled their departures.
Cogwell, a mental health group on campus, is training students with the necessary tools to reach out to friends and peers who are struggling.
Researchers at the Annenberg School of Communications’ Adolescent Risk Communication Institute have found that marijuana and tobacco use decreases in a positive academic environment. However, their study shows that environment has no effect on alcohol use.
Talking to peers is often easier than talking to a professional — this is the philosophy and ultimate approach of Penn’s mental health group Active Minds.
Radioing to the dispatcher, checking equipment, charting calls, speaking to the incoming freshman during New Student Orientation and regularly running meetings — these are just some of the many duties of new Medical Emergency Response Team Chief Grace Kunas, a College junior.