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Article ID: 710026

Naltrexone Implant Helps HIV Patients with Opioid Dependence Adhere to Medications, Prevent Relapse

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A new study, published this month in Lancet HIV by Penn Medicine researchers, shows that a naltrexone implant placed under the skin was more effective at helping HIV-positive patients with an opioid addiction reduce relapse and have better HIV-related outcomes compared to the oral drug.

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21-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710021

Battle of the Bacteria: Penn-Led Study Identifies Possible Causes of and Protectors Against Premature Birth

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Seven types of bacteria and certain immune factors in a woman’s vagina and cervix may be responsible for increasing the risk of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) or protect against it, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Results of the study provide groundbreaking information that the authors suggest could help physicians better predict preterm birth, especially for African-American women early in pregnancy.

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21-Mar-2019 10:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709975

Kevin B. Mahoney Named CEO of University of Pennsylvania Health System

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Kevin B. Mahoney will become the next CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS). Mahoney will assume his post on July 1, 2019, succeeding Ralph W. Muller, who has served as the health system’s CEO since 2003.

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20-Mar-2019 3:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709523

Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine Ranked 3rd Best Medical School in the United States

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has been ranked #3 among the nation’s medical schools, marking 22 consecutive years the school garnered honors among the top 10 research-oriented medical schools.

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12-Mar-2019 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709377

Penn Medicine Opens New Spine Center at Pennsylvania Hospital

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine has announced the opening of a new Spine Center at Pennsylvania Hospital—providing patient visits, surgical and nonsurgical treatments, pain management, and imaging under one roof.

Released:
11-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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    6-Mar-2019 1:00 PM EST

Article ID: 709024

Cancer Most Frequently Spreads to the Liver. Here’s Why.

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

When cancer spreads to another organ, it most commonly moves to the liver, and now researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania say they know why.

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4-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 709072

Bone Fractures Increasing as Seniors Walk Dogs to Stay Active

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Between 2004 and 2017, dog-walking-related fractures in people 65-or-older more than doubled

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4-Mar-2019 6:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 709188

States with Strict Gun Laws See Increase in Homicides When They Border States with Lax Ones

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Gun-related homicide rates in states with strict gun laws increase when neighboring states have less restrictive laws as a result of gun trafficking across state lines, suggests a new study from Penn Medicine. A review of gun tracing data also revealed that 65 percent of the guns recovered in the most restrictive states originated from other states.

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6-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST

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