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Community Health Workers Lead to Better Health, Lower Costs for Medicaid Patients

As politicians struggle to solve the nation’s healthcare problems, a new study finds a way to improve health and lower costs among Medicaid and uninsured patients. Researchers at Penn Medicine showed that patients who received support from...
15-Aug-2017 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Coaching the Pros

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Data from the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia showed that doctors there were ordering bone scans at three times the national rate for a certain group of prostate cancer patients. It called for a coaching...
17-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cancer Genetics Expert Katherine L. Nathanson, MD, Named Deputy Director of Abramson Cancer Center

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Katherine L. Nathanson, MD, an internationally recognized expert in the field of cancer genetics, has been named deputy director of the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
17-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

National Psoriasis Foundation Honors Two Penn Dermatologists

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The National Psoriasis Foundation has announced the winners of its Medical Professional Research Awards. Joel M. Gelfand, MD MSCE, a professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology, received the 2017 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award. The award for...
15-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene-Editing-Induced Changes in Ant Social Communication Cement the Insect’s Utility for Biomedical Research

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This week, in a pair of papers published in Cell, researchers turned to an ant species — the Indian jumping ant -- that does not behave like most ants. In this species any female worker can change into a “pseudo-queen,” in the absence of the...
10-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pennsylvania Hospital Neurosurgeon Performs the First Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery in Pennsylvania

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Neil R. Malhotra, MD, an assistant professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery and the vice chairman of operations in the department of Neurosurgery, performed the first endoscopic percutaneous lumbar spinal nerve decompression and discectomy...
10-Aug-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

College Grad's Return Flight From Thailand Lands Her in the Hospital

Julie Park graduated this year from Rowan University, but she almost didn’t make it to graduation. Last January, she sprained her ankle. A week later, she flew from her South Jersey home to Thailand for vacation. Although her ankle hurt during...
9-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Study Finds High Quality Early Intervention for Children with Autism Quickly Results in Costs Savings

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A recent study by Penn Medicine researchers published online ahead of print in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry found that the costs associated with the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), one evidence-based...
8-Aug-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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