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Health

02/17/16 12:39am
Whether you were spending your Valentine's Day with Dunkin’s heart-shaped donut or your loved one, doctors at Penn Medicine were already looking beyond the holiday
02/10/16 1:42am
Biden is leading a “moon shot” effort to create tangible milestones in cancer treatment, which is especially meaningful after the loss of his son, former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, to brain cancer only last year.
02/03/16 12:38am
On Jan. 15, Richard “Buz” Cooper passed away from pancreatic cancer complications at 79 years old in New York.
01/16/16 6:00am
Out of 1,018 department chairs, only 13 percent were female while 19 percent were mustachioed men.
06/04/15 3:00am
On Sunday morning the Awbury Arboretum in Germantown opened its doors to scurrying children in search of hidden treasures, a raffle full of attractive prizes and a lively picnic abundant with coffee and bagels. The event, Awbury Morning, was one of eight cancer fundraisers taking place simultaneously in different cities around the globe.
03/02/15 2:57am
Penn’s acquisition of LG Health would add more than 689 hospital beds to its already 2,893 beds. 
10/17/14 6:01pm
Student Health Services and the Penn's Health System are working with the CDC and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to monitor the Ebola situation.
10/13/14 1:17am
Penn recently named Jessica A. Mertz the Director of Student Sexual Violence Prevention and Education, a position that is new to the university.
09/30/14 2:13am
Despite pulling tobacco products off its shelves, CVS hasn’t ruffled many feathers at Penn.
09/16/14 1:49am
Penn Medicine University City, a new outpatient and surgical center at 38th and Market streets, celebrated its opening on Friday.
04/15/14 7:40pm

Penn professors interact with Obamacare through health care research

As health care has finally begun to expand over the past few months, fewer Americans are now without health insurance. Polsky is one of many Penn professionals who interact directly with health policy and the legislation that has come out of the Obama administration.
04/01/14 7:55pm

A day in Penn Nursing's simulation lab

A patient comes in and complains of cold-like symptoms. Her past medical history includes an open reduction internal fixation of the right hip — more commonly known as a hip replacement. Her CO2 levels and her white blood cell count are both elevated, and her hemoglobin and platelet counts are normal. This is a typical scenario given to Penn students in simulation labs, a class that composes a core part of the School of Nursing's curriculum.
04/01/14 7:28pm

Penn Medicine will expand to new buildings and spaces

Penn Medicine, in an attempt to meet its ever-growing needs, is adding a number of new buildings and spaces.
03/02/14 4:58pm

Helping community members improve health

Community health workers are at the heart of a new model implemented in order to help improve patient outcomes post-discharge.The community health workers work in two different settings, some in a primary care clinic and some at the hospital.
02/16/14 7:53pm

Changing the dynamics of LGBT health

Last week, Penn Medicine announced the creation of its new Program for LGBT Health, an initiative dedicated to tailoring health care practices to the specific needs of the LGBT community.
11/06/13 6:44pm
To declare e-cigarettes a silver bullet to smoking simply because it is the lesser of two evils is to blatantly ignore the lessons we have learned from tobacco control.
02/24/13 11:00pm

How much weight you put on sleep

A recent study from the Perelman School of Medicine shows that certain nutrients may play an essential role in sleep duration and that variety in diet is associated with healthier sleeping patterns.
04/11/12 2:04am
In hindsight, I did have time. But I didn’t think it was important to make time to relax, catch up with friends, exercise and sleep.
03/22/12 10:03pm
Despite the challenges of campus life and limited options, many students still try to cook complete and nutritious meals with little time and money.
02/22/12 9:37pm
Q: I’ve really been kicking my ass at the gym since the beginning of the semester. Why aren’t I losing any weight? — Gym Fanatic*