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December

December 24, 2013

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December 23, 2013

Penn Medicine Physician Calls for Elimination of Unnecessary, Costly Steps

News Brief

December 23, 2013

Announcement

December 18, 2013

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December 18, 2013

World-renowned Geneticist and Penn Alum Bert Vogelstein, MD, Named Inaugural Abramson Award Recipient

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December 18, 2013

Views Differ Sharply from General Public, Politicians, and Commentators

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December 17, 2013

Penn Medicine Physician Calls for Expansion of Training in High-Value, Cost-Conscious Care

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December 13, 2013

Grant Develops Nurse-Led Interprofessional Model to Care for Older Patients More Effectively

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December 13, 2013

Stroke remains number one cause of disability and fourth leading cause of death in the United States

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December 11, 2013

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December 11, 2013

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December 10, 2013

New Program Recognizes Physicians Who Excel at Patient Care, Mentoring and Professionalism

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December 7, 2013

Researchers Unveil First Results in Adult ALL Patients: All Five Patients Had Complete Response to Therapy

Genetically Modified Cells Produce Long-Term Remissions, Persist in Patients' Bodies with Vaccine-Like Activity for More than Three Years

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December 5, 2013

Manipulation of the Wnt/ß-catenin Signaling Pathway Could Provide Therapeutic Targets for Hair Loss, Unwanted Hair Growth and Skin Cancer

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December 4, 2013

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December 3, 2013

News Brief

December 2, 2013

Penn Medicine Brain Imaging Study Helps Explain Different Cognitive Strengths in Men and Women

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November

November 29, 2013

More men willing to take part in yoga therapy than anticipated

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November 27, 2013

Flagging Tool Aims to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

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November 25, 2013

Better, Earlier Care May Mean Fewer ICU Admissions; Implications for US as National Health Care Reform Begins

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November 25, 2013

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November 25, 2013

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November 25, 2013

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November 25, 2013

Findings point to possible ways to fight some age-related diseases

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November 22, 2013

Implications for Fighting T-cell Leukemias

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November 22, 2013

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November 22, 2013

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November 21, 2013

Findings have implications for oncology, diabetes drug development

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November 20, 2013

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November 20, 2013

Penn Transplant Institute Becomes First in the Region to Reach 5000th Milestone

Invitation to Cover

November 19, 2013

Largest randomized, multi-center controlled trial of gene-based strategy for warfarin dosing also found better outcome for African Americans patients with non-genetic strategy

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November 19, 2013

Penn Medicine Researchers Discover That High Levels of a Protein in Blood after Traumatic Brain Injury Correlate with Brain Tissue Damage

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November 19, 2013

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November 18, 2013

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November 18, 2013

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November 18, 2013

Penn Medicine-led Study Provides First Rigorous Comparison of Two Surgical Approaches for Severe Heart Valve Disease

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November 18, 2013

Hospital Program Recognized for Innovation in Health Care

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November 15, 2013

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November 15, 2013

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November 14, 2013

Media Toolkit

November 14, 2013

Health Care Providers Debate Over Mandatory Flu Shots for Hospital Staff

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November 14, 2013

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November 12, 2013

Per Capita Health Care Costs Should Grow No Faster Than Economy as a Whole

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November 11, 2013

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November 11, 2013

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November 11, 2013

Penn Medicine Studies Presented at Neuroscience 2013 Point to Two Potential Ways Mothers Pass Stress onto Child

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November 11, 2013

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November 11, 2013

Penn Medicine Leads Scientific and Data Coordinating Center for National Kidney Study

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November 11, 2013

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November 6, 2013

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November 6, 2013

Penn Medicine Researcher Wins GlaxoSmithKline Competition to Find New Drugs

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November 5, 2013

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November 4, 2013

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November 4, 2013

Women with Poorest Quality of Sexual Function Saw Greatest Improvements after Surgery

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November 1, 2013

Lowering the Cost of Health Care Requires Lowering the Cost of Medical Education

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October

October 31, 2013

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October 31, 2013

Findings Also Reveal that Patients Who Are Hospitalized Soon After Transplant More Likely to Die during Six Years Following Surgery

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October 30, 2013

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October 30, 2013

Penn Medicine-Led Panel Reports that Noise Exposure Is a Serious Public Health Threat

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October 28, 2013

Event Marks 50th anniversary of Community Mental Health Act

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October 28, 2013

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October 28, 2013

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October 28, 2013

Biorhythm of brown fat has implications for combating obesity, associated diabetes and heart disease, finds an interdisciplinary team from Penn Medicine

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October 28, 2013

Global Collaboration Including Penn Medicine Experts Yields Fresh Look at Role of Immune System in Alzheimer's

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October 25, 2013

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October 25, 2013

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October 23, 2013

Newly-Designed Course Will Improve Medical Students' Awareness of Cost and Quality of Care

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October 23, 2013

Media Toolkit

October 23, 2013

Metformin Could Serve as a Radiosensitizer to Treat Patients with Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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October 23, 2013

News Brief

October 21, 2013

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October 16, 2013

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October 16, 2013

Award demonstrates Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's commitment to quality care for stroke patients

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October 9, 2013

D. Gary Gilliland Named Vice Dean and Vice President for Precision Medicine; New Role Aims to Synthesize Personalized Medicine Efforts Across Specialties

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October 9, 2013

Receiving Care at Several Sites May Increase Medication Errors, Duplicate Services and Contribute to Higher Health Care Costs

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October 8, 2013

More than 95 Percent of Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients Receive Multiple Radiation Treatments for Pain Control, Despite Evidence Pointing to Equal Benefit from Single Treatments

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October 8, 2013

Authors Call for Improvement in Methodologies of Future Studies, Particularly for Newer, Non-invasive Procedures

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October 7, 2013

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October 4, 2013

Event Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Highlights the Latest News on Inherited Cancers, Genetic Testing and Risk Reduction Strategies

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October 4, 2013

Penn Brain Trauma Experts Provide Latest Data and Consensus Guidelines from Neurocritical Care Society Meeting

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October 4, 2013

Specials Guests Who Got Their Start as Tiny Babies at the Nation's First Hospital Return to Celebrate Life, Friendship and Personal Bonds

Invitation to Cover

October 3, 2013

Findings Could Point to Causes of Mental Illness in General Population

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October 1, 2013

Those who sleep less than six hours per night who report feeling fully rested still three times as likely to be drowsy drivers

News Brief

September

September 30, 2013

Busy ICUs Discharge Patients More Quickly to Step-Down Units, Without Affecting Outcomes

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September 30, 2013

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September 30, 2013

Tumor Genetics, Cancer Cell Signaling Discoveries Pave Way for Use of New Therapies

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September 30, 2013

Ongoing sleep research at Penn part of $40 million comprehensive federal aviation grant

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September 26, 2013

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September 26, 2013

Understanding RNA biology in dendrites may inform neurological and psychiatric illness therapeutics

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September 26, 2013

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September 26, 2013

Multidisciplinary Research Team is Pioneering Advances in the Pharmacology of Anesthetics to Better Optimize Drug Design and Performance

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September 26, 2013

Studies Seek to Expand Options for Patients with Traumatic Injuries

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September 25, 2013

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September 24, 2013

Researchers from Penn Medicine and University of Oviedo Identify Molecular Pathway Linking ICU Ventilation to Brain Damage

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September 24, 2013

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September 24, 2013

HUP is first hospital in Philadelphia to receive Joint Commission recognition in heart failure care

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September 23, 2013

Advanced Technique for Harvesting Insulin-Producing Cells Offers an Alternative to Transplant Surgery

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September 23, 2013

Study Reveals Separate Tumor Sites Respond Differently to New Immunotherapy, Highlights the Power of New Real-Time Imaging Technique to Study Response

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September 20, 2013

New FDA/NIH-funded program combines expertise from four Penn schools and centers to explore communication about tobacco in the digital age, inform FDA regulatory activities

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September 17, 2013

Invitation to Cover

September 16, 2013

Penn's Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics' 8th Annual International Symposium, Harnessing the Paradox: Personalization and the Science of Scale

Invitation to Cover

September 13, 2013

Understanding alternate pathways for how mental meds work could lead to faster-acting drug targets

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September 6, 2013

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September 5, 2013

New Study Reveals Four Genes Common to Sleep and Anesthetic Unconsciousness

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September 5, 2013

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September 4, 2013

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August

August 30, 2013

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August 30, 2013

Penn study links epigenetics, aging, mutations in nuclear proteins to better understand cancer, rare disorders

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August 29, 2013

Findings Point to New Potential Drug Target—GABA Neurons—to Treat Patients with Depression and Other Mood Disorders

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August 28, 2013

Poster Campaign, Partnership with Rabbis During the Jewish High Holidays Urges Action Against Increased Risk of Inherited Cancers

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August 27, 2013

New Research Disproves Commonly Held Beliefs about AKI Mortality on Sundays

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August 26, 2013

First Biomarker Results from Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative Detect Differences in Subtypes of Parkinson's Disease

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August 26, 2013

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August 26, 2013

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August 22, 2013

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August 22, 2013

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August 21, 2013

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August 21, 2013

Penn Medical Student Discusses in JAMA Why a Pediatric Approach to Adult Patient Care and Hospital Environment Makes More Sense

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August 21, 2013

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August 20, 2013

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August 20, 2013

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August 19, 2013

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August 16, 2013

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August 15, 2013

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August 15, 2013

Penn Medicine's 248th Class Start Their Journey to Becoming Doctors

Invite to Cover

August 15, 2013

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August 12, 2013

News Brief

August 12, 2013

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August 7, 2013

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August 7, 2013

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August 6, 2013

PTSD Patients with Alcohol Dependence Drank Less on Naltrexone and Maintained a Low Drinking Level after Prolonged Exposure Therapy

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August 2, 2013

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August 1, 2013

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July

July 31, 2013

Award Honors Key Contributors to Field of Inherited Breast and Ovarian Cancers

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July 31, 2013

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July 30, 2013

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July 26, 2013

Incomplete Circle of Willis More Common in Subjects with Migraine

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July 25, 2013

Implications for Deciphering Differences in Disease Susceptibility, Drug Resistance and Effectiveness

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July 25, 2013

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July 25, 2013

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July 24, 2013

Penn Medicine Authors Say Physicians Must Lead This 'All-Hands-On-Deck' Moment in the History of Health Care

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July 24, 2013

Low Expression of Immune Response Gene 'MIF' Increased Risk for TB

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July 23, 2013

Overall risk of injury death is lower in urban areas compared to outside of cities

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July 22, 2013

Implications for treating some common food allergies

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July 22, 2013

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July 18, 2013

Addicts on Topiramate Were More Likely to Stay in Treatment and Use Less Cocaine, But Not Alcohol

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July 17, 2013

Penn Medicine Authors Discuss Promise of New Radiotherapeutic Drug

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July 17, 2013

Early Accumulation of Plaques in Temporal Lobe Was Associated with Cognitive Decline

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July 17, 2013

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July 16, 2013

No Signs of Increased Distress, Anxiety After Learning Alzheimer's Risk Status, Penn-led Study Shows

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July 16, 2013

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July 16, 2013

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Again Named to Honor Roll, Leading List of Philadelphia-Area Hospitals

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July 15, 2013

Media Toolkit

July 15, 2013

Training Event Kicks Off Ambitious Two-Year Mobile CPR Project

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July 12, 2013

Researchers Call for Guidelines for Utilizing Novel Approach to Advance Health and Medicine

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July 9, 2013

Presence of Vascular Disease Reported Across Different Neurodegenerative Diseases

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July 8, 2013

Health Reform Initiatives Need to Improve Perceived Quality, Cost and Accessibility of Primary Care to Reduce Low Value Care

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July 3, 2013

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July 2, 2013

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July 1, 2013

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June

June 30, 2013

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June 28, 2013

Pre-deployment Insomnia Symptoms Confer Risk Similar to Combat Exposure

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June 28, 2013

Largest Lab-based Study to Date Yields Important Information about Sleep Restriction, Meal Timing, and Weight gain

News Brief

June 25, 2013

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June 24, 2013

Announcement

June 24, 2013

National Kidney Registry and 19 Transplant Centers Complete 56 Participant Swap

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June 24, 2013

Findings Have Implications for the Lives of 210,000 Patients in U.S. Who Arrest During Hospitalizations Each Year

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June 20, 2013

Markers Discovered in Initial Stages of Disease Could be Used for Early Detection, Treatment, Prognosis

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June 19, 2013

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June 18, 2013

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June 13, 2013

Low Par-4 expression associated with increased risk of recurrence, poor response to neoadjuvant therapy

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June 12, 2013

Male and female offspring of stressed male mice had a reduced stress response, an underlying feature of several mental disorders

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June 7, 2013

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June 7, 2013

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June 4, 2013

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June 3, 2013

Certain Careers Lead to Both Lower and Higher Sleep Duration, Potentially Creating or Exacerbating Health Problems

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June 3, 2013

Chemotherapy Shortages Delay Treatments, Force Rationing and Expensive Drug Substitutions, and Slow Enrollment in Clinical Trials, Study from Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center Shows

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June 2, 2013

Penn Medicine Study Highlights Interplay between Immune System and Tissue Regeneration

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June 2, 2013

Study Led by Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center Shows Drug Stops Tumor Growth and Provides the First Effective Treatment for Thyroid Cancer Patients Who Progress Following Standard Treatments

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May

May 31, 2013

Media Toolkit

May 31, 2013

Each Additional Hour of Sleep Lowers Risk by 72 percent

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May 31, 2013

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May 31, 2013

Media Toolkit

May 31, 2013

Advances in Care, Increased Focus on LGBT Health May Explain Shift from Previous Findings

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May 30, 2013

Penn Medicine research first predicted and mechanistically explained the cardiovascular hazard from NSAIDs

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May 29, 2013

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May 29, 2013

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May 29, 2013

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May 29, 2013

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May 22, 2013

Understanding How This Immunological Truce Is Kept Suggests New Ways to Fight Inflammatory Diseases

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May 21, 2013

Abstract Presented During 2013 ATS Symposium: "Care at the End of Life: Room for Improvement, Ideas for Change

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May 20, 2013

Penn Medicine Study Raises Questions about Added Costs and Physician Resources

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May 17, 2013

Procedure Traditionally Used During Heart Surgery and in the ICU May Show Promise as a Rescue Strategy for Select Cardiac Arrest Patients

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May 16, 2013

Media Toolkit

May 15, 2013

Results of clinical trial led by Penn Medicine reveal new potential therapy for advanced cancers

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May 15, 2013

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May 15, 2013

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May 15, 2013

First Map of Its Kind Reveals Key Areas for Additional Research and Support Services

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May 15, 2013

Invite to Cover

May 14, 2013

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May 13, 2013

Better understanding of cells' development has implications in study of inflammatory diseases

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May 12, 2013

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May 12, 2013

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May 10, 2013

News Brief

May 10, 2013

Invitation to Cover

May 6, 2013

Announcement

May 6, 2013

Two-Thirds of U.S. Hospitals Have Policies Aimed at Reducing Neonatal Complications

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May 6, 2013

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April

April 30, 2013

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April 30, 2013

Researchers from CHOP, Penn find better outcomes for efavirenz over nevirapine in children over age 3

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April 29, 2013

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April 29, 2013

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April 26, 2013

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April 25, 2013

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April 24, 2013

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April 23, 2013

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April 23, 2013

Smokers who viewed 'strong' ads had less nicotine in urine a month later

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April 23, 2013

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April 19, 2013

Award Recognizes Improvements in Human Health and Efforts to Alleviate Suffering from Disease

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April 19, 2013

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April 18, 2013

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April 16, 2013

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April 16, 2013

Average Annual Incidence of Sepsis, a Leading Killer, Varies by as Much as 3.5-fold Depending on Method Used

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April 16, 2013

Large Numbers of Emergency-Department Visits Go Unreported in Calculating Hospital Readmissions

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April 15, 2013

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April 9, 2013

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April 9, 2013

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April 9, 2013

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April 8, 2013

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April 8, 2013

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April 8, 2013

Medicare Funding Had Been Halted Due to Concerns Over Improper Usage

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April 8, 2013

Results Show Each Additional Hour of Sleep is Associated with a Lower BMI for Teens

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April 7, 2013

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April 6, 2013

Meeting Coverage

April 6, 2013

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April 5, 2013

Penn Medicine Scientist and Trial Participant Detail Experiences on Leading Edge of Gene Therapy

Invitation to Cover

April 5, 2013

Individualized Genomic Testing Allows for Tailored Cancer Treatment, New Drug Research

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April 1, 2013

Implications for many large U.S. businesses using cash awards to change employee health behaviors

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April 1, 2013

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April 1, 2013

Penn Medicine Brain Tumor Center Combines Latest Imaging with Personalized Diagnostics for Brain Tumor Patients

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March

March 28, 2013

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March 28, 2013

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March 28, 2013

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March 28, 2013

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March 27, 2013

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March 26, 2013

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March 25, 2013

CHOP/Penn Medicine Oncology Team Reports Complete Remission in Pediatric ALL Patients

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March 22, 2013

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March 22, 2013

Study Shows Decreased Rate of Post-Surgical Complications in Non-Smokers

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March 22, 2013

Results Show Physician Preferences Influence Patient Choices

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March 22, 2013

Process Prospectively Identifies Patients At-Risk and Reduces ICU Admissions

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March 21, 2013

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March 20, 2013

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March 18, 2013

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March 18, 2013

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March 15, 2013

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March 15, 2013

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March 15, 2013

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March 15, 2013

Invitation to Cover

March 14, 2013

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March 14, 2013

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March 12, 2013

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March 11, 2013

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March 10, 2013

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March 10, 2013

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March 8, 2013

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March 7, 2013

Annual Study by Truven Health Recognizes Superior Patient Satisfaction and Safety

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March 6, 2013

Different priorities weaken opportunities for genuine reform

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March 6, 2013

Focus on Transitions in Care May Improve Outcomes

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March 6, 2013

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March 6, 2013

Penn Medicine Study Uncovers Novel Risk Factors that will Help to Improve Lung Transplant Risk Assessment

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March 5, 2013

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March 4, 2013

Results Show 70 Percent Reduction in Risk for Average-Risk Adults

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March 4, 2013

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March 3, 2013

Proteins with mutations in "prion-like" segments considered candidates for inherited forms of ALS, multisystem proteinopathy

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February

February 27, 2013

Invitation to Cover

February 25, 2013

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February 22, 2013

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February 20, 2013

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February 20, 2013

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February 13, 2013

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February 12, 2013

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February 12, 2013

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February 7, 2013

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February 7, 2013

News Brief

February 6, 2013

First Nationally-Representative Analysis Reveals People Who Eat a Varied Diet Have Healthier Sleep Duration

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February 5, 2013

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February 5, 2013

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February 4, 2013

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February 4, 2013

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January

January 31, 2013

Personalized Vaccine Made from Patients' Own Tumors Spurs Immune System

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January 30, 2013

Announcement

January 30, 2013

Implications from Penn study for treating the development and severity of atopic dermatitis.

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January 29, 2013

Announcement

January 29, 2013

Patient-Directed Problem-Solving Approach Improves Proper Dosing, Cuts Viral Load

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January 25, 2013

Community Consultation Study Reveals Support for Research to Improve Care for Time-Sensitive Injuries

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January 25, 2013

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January 22, 2013

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January 22, 2013

New Discoveries Provide a Path to a More Complete Cure with Gene Therapy Treatment

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January 18, 2013

Study Shows First Empirical Evidence of Exposure to COI Policies

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January 16, 2013

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January 15, 2013

New Model Provides First Step in Generating New Therapies

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January 15, 2013

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January 15, 2013

First Study of Online Conversation about Drug Side Effects Reveals Opportunity to Analyze Social Media to Capture Patient Perceptions of Therapies, Barriers to Adherence

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January 14, 2013

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January 15, 2013

Metabolic control of p53 points to new cancer therapeutics

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January 8, 2013

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January 7, 2013

Affordable Care Act May Reduce Socioeconomic Barriers Responsible for Racial Disparities

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January 7, 2013

Penn Study Suggests Dopamine Treatments May Play Role in Increasing Impulsivity phia to Earn Comprehensive Stroke Center Status

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January 7, 2013

Success of Interplanetary Human Spaceflight Hinges on Routine Sleep and Behavioral Activity, Multicenter Study Shows

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January 7, 2013

Findings Could Lead to Diabetes Treatments with Less Side-Effects

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January 7, 2013

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lazarJanuary 3, 2013

HUP Becomes First Hospital in Philadelphia to Earn Comprehensive Stroke Center Status

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