A research project at Penn was recently given a grant of 1.4 million from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to develop methods of preventing and managing chronic diseases.
Two professors recently found that a drug typically used to treat obesity can be used to treat cocaine addiction.
A particular concern of is reaching freshman, who are adjusting to the college environment and may be learning how to practice safe sexual habits
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
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.
On Jan. 15, Richard “Buz” Cooper passed away from pancreatic cancer complications at 79 years old in New York.
Out of 1,018 department chairs, only 13 percent were female while 19 percent were mustachioed men.
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.
Penn’s acquisition of LG Health would add more than 689 hospital beds to its already 2,893 beds.
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.
Penn recently named Jessica A. Mertz the Director of Student Sexual Violence Prevention and Education, a position that is new to the university.
Despite pulling tobacco products off its shelves, CVS hasn’t ruffled many feathers at Penn.
Penn Medicine University City, a new outpatient and surgical center at 38th and Market streets, celebrated its opening on Friday.
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.
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.
Penn Medicine, in an attempt to meet its ever-growing needs, is adding a number of new buildings and spaces.
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.
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.
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.
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.