Articles by Meg Bevilacqua
CHOP healthcare workers allege unfair firingsNine employees at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia were fired Dec. 4 allegedly for refusing to be vaccinated against influenza.
H1N1 cases remain lowReported influenza-like illnesses at Penn remain low, with 12.9 cases per 10,000 students for the week of Nov. 29 through Dec. 5.
Penn researchers investigate testosterone replacement therapyScientists at Penn, the National Institute on Aging and Solvay Pharmaceuticals will run a year-long study to test the benefits of testosterone hormone replacement therapy for men with low testosterone caused by aging.
H1N1 cases declining at PennPandemic influenza may be retreating, but health officials warn against relaxing just yet. Suspected H1N1 cases at Penn have dropped 31 percent over the past week.
VA cited for treatment errorsThe Philadelphia Veteran Affairs Medical Center was found to have committed eight apparent rule violations in connection with the use of radioactive ipellets to treat prostate cancer.
SHS reports 100 possible H1N1 casesPenn Student Health Service reported 100 cases of influenza-like illness suspected to be type H1N1 on campus for the week of Nov. 8 through 15, according to VPUL.
Army Chief of Staff Casey reviews resiliency training sessionsArmy Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey reviewed the first Master Resilience Training class of 150 non-commissioned officers Monday.
More than 3,000 students get H1N1 vaccineVolunteers distributed more than 3,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine to students last Friday in what was described as a “ridiculously efficient” H1N1 vaccination clinic at the ARCH building.
Positive Psychology Center trains army officers in resilienceResearchers from the Penn Positive Psychology Center will train 155 Army non-commissioned officers and family members in “Master Resilience Training” in an attempt to bring them up to that psychological standard.
SHS reports 111 cases of possible H1N1Penn Student Health Service reported 111 cases of influenza-like illness suspected to be type H1N1 on campus for the week of November 1-7.
Reporter's Notebook | Public health expo focuses on H1N1, waterThis year, more than 13,000 professionals descended upon the Philadelphia Convention Center for the American Public Health Association's 137th Annual Meeting and Exposition, whose theme was “Water and Public Health.”
Med School researchers use engineered cells to attack HIVResearchers at the School of Medicine have partnered with Adaptimmune, Ltd. for the first-ever study to use HIV-positive patients’ own modified immune cells to specifically target and attack infected cells.
Treating eating disorders at PennPenn Counseling and Psychological Services and other University staff handle treatment for students with disordered eating habits mostly without organized student involvement.
HUP to change rules for young visitorsThe University of Pennsylvania Health System is considering a policy that would prevent visitors under the age of 16, according to early reports by Fox 29.
H1N1 vaccine will be available on campusThe injectable H1N1 vaccine will be available for priority students at a special clinic set up by the Student Health Service on the first three Fridays in November.
TB test is a requirement for international, med studentsThe Student Health Service requires all incoming students to complete a questionnaire designed to identify students at risk for tuberculosis.
SHS: 137 probable H1N1 cases reported last weekThe new cases make Penn’s weekly infection rate 67.9 cases per 10,000 students per week, significantly above both state and national averages.
Suspected H1N1 cases above national and state averagesPenn Student Health Service reported 88 cases of influenza-like illness, suspected to be type H1N1 on campus for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 4.
Prof: Low life expectancy in U.S. due to history of smokingRecent research suggests that the United States’ low life expectancy, when compared to that of other developed nations, is not due to problems in the medical system but to the high rates of smoking in the past.