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Electronic Health Records Fail Because They are Merely Digital Remakes of Paper Charts

Writing in a new Perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from Penn Medicine’s Center for Health Care Innovation argue that Electronic Health Records should be restructured from mere digital remakes of their old...
18-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In Helping Smokers Quit, Cash is King, E-cigarettes Strike Out

Free smoking cessation aids, such as nicotine patches and chewing gum, are a staple of many corporate wellness programs aimed at encouraging employees to kick the habit. But, new research shows that merely offering such aids for free does not help...
21-May-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Social Media Usage Linked to Underage Drinking

Penn Medicine researchers found a statistically significant relationship between teen and young adult alcohol related social media engagement and both alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems.
23-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Researchers Identify Cellular Source of Molecule Implicated in Nasal Polyps, Asthma Attacks

A new discovery about how the immune system responds to common sinus infections and asthma could explain why patients develop these issues in the first place and ultimately may lead to improved targeted therapies.
23-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Future Doctors Take to the Streets to Address Real-Life Problems at the Root of Poor Health

Medical students seldom learn much about the real-life problems (hunger, joblessness, addiction) their patients face outside the clinic walls. Yet, these problems are at the root of poor health in many low-income communities. A new article published...
21-May-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dogs Born in the Summertime More Likely to Suffer Heart Disease

Dogs born June through August are at higher risk of heart disease than those born other months, rising in July to 74 percent higher risk, according to a study published this week in Scientific Reports from researchers at the Perelman School of...
18-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Food [Log] for Thought

In January, Philadelphia magazine’s Be Well Philly blog rolled out the “Sweat Diaries,” what they’ve described as a “look at the time, energy, and money people invest in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle in Philly.” So far I’ve read about...
18-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Humira Does Not Improve Aortic Vascular Inflammation in Psoriasis Patients

An antibody used to treat the skin disease psoriasis and other chronic autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease has no effect on aortic inflammation – a key marker of future risk of major cardiovascular...
17-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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