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Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute recognized as one of America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute recognized as one of America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has received the 2016 Women's Choice Award as one of America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care for the third consecutive year. Karmanos also received the award in 2011 and 2012, as well as 2014 and 2015. [More]
Study looks at post-treatment resources for prostate cancer patients transitioning to survivorship

Study looks at post-treatment resources for prostate cancer patients transitioning to survivorship

The System Partner of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Meridian Health is joining forces with Rutgers Cancer Institute in offering access to a research study aimed at prostate cancer patients who are transitioning to survivorship. [More]
Enhancing quality of life for people with serious illnesses

Enhancing quality of life for people with serious illnesses

Being diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening illness is distressing enough but a dearth of cohesive services often compounds the difficulty, according to an NAU researcher. [More]
Penn investigators devise new method to map 'transcriptome'

Penn investigators devise new method to map 'transcriptome'

A new way of mapping the "transcriptome" -- the collection of RNA read-outs that are expressed by a cell's active genes -- has been devised by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. [More]
Study shows how structural differences in the brain may relate to behavior differences in males and females

Study shows how structural differences in the brain may relate to behavior differences in males and females

Differences in the neural wiring across development of men and women across ages, matched behavioral differences commonly associated with each of the sexes, according to an imaging-based study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania published February 1 in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. [More]
LouLou Foundation, Penn Med set up Program of Excellence to develop treatments for children with CDKL5

LouLou Foundation, Penn Med set up Program of Excellence to develop treatments for children with CDKL5

The London-based LouLou Foundation and the Orphan Disease Center of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have established a Program of Excellence to develop effective treatments for children with CDKL5, a rare X-chromosome-linked genetic disorder that causes severe neuro-developmental impairment and early-onset, difficult-to-control seizures. [More]
American Diabetes Association issues statement to address diabetes management in LTC facilities

American Diabetes Association issues statement to address diabetes management in LTC facilities

The care of adults over age 65 with type 2 diabetes is a growing concern: the prevalence of diabetes is highest in this age group and is expected to grow as the U.S. population ages, with many needing care at long-term care (LTC) facilities. [More]

Critical access hospitals help meet need for high-quality palliative care in rural communities

Nurses at critical access hospitals are well positioned to provide high-quality palliative care close to home for millions of Americans in rural communities, according to an article in the February issue of Critical Care Nurse. [More]
New Penn study examines differences in costs of end-of-life care among developed countries

New Penn study examines differences in costs of end-of-life care among developed countries

Despite widespread perception, the United States does not provide the worst end-of-life care in the world. In the first international comparison of end-of-life care practices, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and colleagues from seven countries found that the United States actually has the lowest proportion of deaths in the hospital and the lowest number of days in the hospital in the last six months of life among the those countries, according to a new study published today in JAMA. [More]
New recommendations to reduce radiation-induced breast cancer risk from digital mammography

New recommendations to reduce radiation-induced breast cancer risk from digital mammography

Radiation-induced breast cancer risk from digital mammography is low for the majority of women, but risk is higher in women with large breasts, who received 2.3 times more radiation and required more views per examination to image as much of the breast as possible compared to those with small or average-sized breasts. [More]
Penn study provides new insight into cause of peripartum cardiomyopathy in pregnant women

Penn study provides new insight into cause of peripartum cardiomyopathy in pregnant women

Each year approximately 1 in 1,000 pregnant women will experience peripartum cardiomyopathy, an uncommon form of often severe heart failure that occurs in the final month of pregnancy or up to five months following delivery. But the cause of peripartum cardiomyopathy has been largely unknown - until now. [More]
Typical premium-based financial incentives fail to promote weight loss among obese employees

Typical premium-based financial incentives fail to promote weight loss among obese employees

Employers around the nation are increasingly searching for ways to help their employees make healthy lifestyle choices including encouraging obese employees to lose weight, often by offering financial incentives in the form of reduced health insurance premiums to help encourage success. [More]
New Penn study shows that social behavior in carpenter ants can be reprogrammed

New Penn study shows that social behavior in carpenter ants can be reprogrammed

In Florida carpenter ant colonies, distinct worker castes called minors and majors exhibit pronounced differences in social behavior throughout their lives. In a new study published today in Science, a multi-institution team anchored at University of Pennsylvania found that these caste-specific behaviors are not set in stone. [More]
Therapies that boost anti-HER2 immunity may help reduce risk of HER2-positive breast cancer recurrence

Therapies that boost anti-HER2 immunity may help reduce risk of HER2-positive breast cancer recurrence

Recurrence of HER2-positive breast cancer after treatment may be due to a specific and possibly cancer-induced weakness in the patient's immune system -- a weakness that in principle could be corrected with a HER2-targeted vaccine -- according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. [More]
Penn study explores bleeding complications linked to cardiac stent placement techniques

Penn study explores bleeding complications linked to cardiac stent placement techniques

More than 375,000 American each year experience a heart attack, during which blood flow to a part of the heart is impeded by blocked arteries. Physicians often treat patients with stents, which prop open the arteries to allow blood to flow again. They use two approaches to place stents: transradial, or entry of the catheter which delivers the stent through the wrist, or transfemoral, in which the catheter is placed through the groin. [More]
Pennsylvania Hospital achieves Magnet recognition for nursing excellence

Pennsylvania Hospital achieves Magnet recognition for nursing excellence

Pennsylvania Hospital has achieved Magnet status - the highest institutional honor awarded for nursing excellence - from the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program. PAH's achievement was granted unanimously by the ANCC's Commission on Magnet. [More]
HealthSouth Round Rock informs individuals of possible theft of health information

HealthSouth Round Rock informs individuals of possible theft of health information

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Round Rock, previously Reliant Rehabilitation Hospital Central Texas, is currently notifying potentially affected individuals that a laptop containing unsecured protected health information was stolen from the trunk of an employee's vehicle on or around Oct. 21, 2015. [More]
Study: Weight loss due to dietary changes can improve sleep at any body weight

Study: Weight loss due to dietary changes can improve sleep at any body weight

Weight loss due to dietary changes can improve sleepiness at any weight, says a study published by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania this month in the journal Sleep. The findings offer new insights into how weight fluctuations impact numerous aspects of sleep independent of body weight. [More]
Executive Care earns recognition as 2015 HomeCare Elite Top Agency

Executive Care earns recognition as 2015 HomeCare Elite Top Agency

Greystone Home Health of Columbus d/b/a Executive Care, part of the Greystone Health Network, has earned recognition as a 2015 HomeCare Elite Top Agency. The home health provider earned Top Agency status in 2014, and continues to be recognized as one of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. [More]
CAP2 gene responsible for cardiac conduction disease in mice

CAP2 gene responsible for cardiac conduction disease in mice

The presence or absence of the CAP2 gene causes sudden cardiac death in mice, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In particular, the absence of the gene interrupts the animal's ability to send electrical signals to the heart to tell it to contract, a condition called cardiac conduction disease. [More]
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