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

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.
12-Mar-2019 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Opens New Spine Center at Pennsylvania Hospital

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.
11-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Permitting First-Year Doctors to Work Longer Shifts Does Not Create Chronic Sleep Loss or Reduce Patient Safety

Two large national studies show that patient safety was unaffected and residents showed no signs of chronic sleep loss regardless of shift length.
1-Mar-2019 11:35 AM EST Add to Favorites


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

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.
4-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Bone Fractures Increasing as Seniors Walk Dogs to Stay Active

Between 2004 and 2017, dog-walking-related fractures in people 65-or-older more than doubled
4-Mar-2019 6:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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...
6-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Disclosing Bed Bug Infestation to Potential Tenants Improves Public Health and Leads to Savings for Landlords

Laws that require landlords to disclose bed bug infestations help combat the spread of the insects and protect the health of potential tenants. According to a new study, these laws also lead to cost savings, on average, for landlords within five...
28-Feb-2019 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

SCAD: What's Overlooked Can Be Fatal

Recent research suggests heart attacks are becoming more common among women of younger ages. For decades, little was understood about SCAD -- the leading cause of pregnancy-associated heart attacks.
28-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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