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03/01/16 1:39am
People struggling to keep up with overly ambitious New Years’ resolutions may have found a solution: behavioral economics.
02/29/16 11:44pm
Yesterday the Philadelphia Department of Public Health reported that the first case of Zika virus was diagnosed in a Philadelphia resident.
02/24/16 2:33am
In the case that a student screened positively for the virus, SHS would draw a blood sample and cooperate directly with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to coordinate the sample’s processing and testing.
02/24/16 2:07am
Though nursing students question whether death is sufficiently addressed in the curriculum, patient loss can be a routine part of healthcare professions.
02/23/16 12:47am
The discussion focused on smoking prevention as well as the impact of SHS and CAPS.
02/20/16 6:00am
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.
02/18/16 12:08am
Two professors recently found that a drug typically used to treat obesity can be used to treat cocaine addiction.
02/17/16 12:54am
A particular concern of is reaching freshman, who are adjusting to the college environment and may be learning how to practice safe sexual habits
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.