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New Heart Disease Risk Genes Point to Flaws in Blood Vessel Walls

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of death worldwide. Despite dozens of regions in the genome associated with CAD, most of the genetic components of heart diseases are not fully understood, suggesting that more genes are out there to...
22-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Study Pinpoints Accuracy of ICU Doctors’ and Nurses’ Predictions of Patient Outcomes

Physicians in intensive care units routinely consider their patients’ chances of survival and recovery when guiding patients and family members in making important decisions about care plans. A new study is shedding light on the accuracy of those...
19-May-2017 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Researchers Receive $9.25M Grant From the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to Study Cellular Mechanisms of Concussion and Ways to Improve Recovery

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announced today it has awarded a $9.25 million grant to Penn researchers to study the underlying mechanisms of concussion and help uncover potential clinical interventions that could improve recovery.
19-May-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

To Curb Medical Errors, Physicians Must Be Better Trained to Admit Mistakes

The medical community has made strides to normalize and encourage error disclosure for physicians and medical trainees in order to improve patient safety and health care outcomes, but these guidelines fall short when it comes to addressing the...
19-May-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Chances of Receiving CPR at Home Decreases with Age

The likelihood of a family member or friend stepping in to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a person suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) at home decreases with the victim’s age, suggests a new study from Penn Medicine that...
16-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Researchers Identify Biomarkers That May Predict Cognitive Impairment in New Parkinson’s Disease Patients


New biomarkers identified by a research team in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania could help predict which Parkinson’s disease patients will suffer significant cognitive deficits within the first three years of...
16-May-2017 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Even Small Quantities of Opioids Prescribed for Minor Injuries Increase Risk of Long-Term Use

Patients who received their first opioid prescription for an ankle sprain treated in U.S. emergency departments commonly received prescriptions for anywhere from 15 to 40 pills, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the...
16-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Hospitals Receive $1.35 Million from PA Department of Health to Establish Safe Sleep Program for Infants

Penn Medicine’s Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH) and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) have received a three-year, $1.35 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to design an innovative and replicable program for...
16-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ramping Up Cancer Care in Resource-Limited Settings


24-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT

10 Minutes. 22 People. 54 Percent.

At this moment, more than 118,000 people in the United States are in need of a lifesaving organ transplant. And 64 percent of them are currently on a waiting list – to which roughly 1 person is added every 10 minutes – according to the United...
10-Apr-2017 11:00 AM EDT

Greater Insight Into Basic Biology of Pain Will Reveal Non-Addictive Remedies, Say Penn Experts

The U.S. medical community needs a better understanding of the biology of pain and how it plays out in individuals to be able to combat the national epidemic of addiction to painkillers.
9-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST

Dr. Anil Rustgi, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology in the Perelman School of Medicine, Is Available for Interviews on Rising Colorectal Cancer Rates Among Millennials and Gen Xers

1-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST

Dr. O'Brien, the Vice-Chair of Psychiatry at Penn Medicine, Is Available for Interviews on Drug Addiction and the Neurobiology of Relapse

24-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST

Is Running Really Good for the Heart?

From the Broad Street Run here in Philadelphia to the Cherry Blossom 10-mile run in Washington, DC, and others across the country and overseas, running season is just around the corner! And for many people, from avid runners to weekend warriors,...
13-Feb-2017 11:00 AM EST

Linking Human Genome Sequences to Health Data Will Change Clinical Medicine, Says Penn Expert

The value of intersecting the sequencing of individuals’ exomes (all expressed genes) or full genomes to find rare genetic variants -- on a large scale -- with their detailed electronic health record (EHR) information has “myriad benefits,...
22-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST

Health & Medicine at the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics: Penn Medicine Experts Available for Comment

17-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT

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