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From Under the Radar to Over the Moon: How Three Patients with Slipping Rib Syndrome Got Their Lives Back

“When you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras.” This aphorism encourages physicians to consider conditions that are more common rather than jumping to rare diagnoses. But Adam Shiroff, MD, FACS, has become quite adept at spotting a certain type of zebra: slipping rib syndrome.

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  • Green Committee Celebrates Earth Day at PPMC

    May 05, 2010
    Members of the PPMC Green Committee PPMC's Green Committee organized a variety of events in honor of Earth Day, now celebrating its 40th anniversary. Information tables regarding recycling and other earth friendly topics and posters created by staff children were displayed in the corridor outside the cafeteria throughout the week....
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    April 29, 2010
    Dressed in green scrubs with stethoscopes in hand, 120 children enjoyed the sixth annual Take Your Kids to Work Day program at PPMC on Thursday, April 22. The morning consisted of presentations in nutrition, radiology, cardiology, and pre-op, as well as a visit to the CUPP roof to check out...
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    April 27, 2010
    For the second year, nurses at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center gathered experts in health and wellness together for a free community health fair in West Philadelphia. This year, more than 300 people attended the free "Spring into Health Community Day." Attendees received blood pressure and diabetes screenings, HIV testing, nutritional...
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    April 23, 2010
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    April 09, 2010
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    April 08, 2010
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    April 05, 2010
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  • With Thanks…Notes of Gratitude to Penn Presbyterian

    April 01, 2010
    Dear Dr. Rubenstein, I want you to know how much my husband and I appreciate your helping him gain admission to the rehab division at Presbyterian Hospital. The care is more than outstanding as it is caring and sincere. I have never been in a place where every single person...
  • In the News: Conquering Colon Cancer

    March 25, 2010
    Nevena Damjanov, MD, associate professor of Medicine in Hematology-Oncology at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and director of Gastrointestinal Oncology with the Abramson Cancer Center, was interviewed by CBS3 about the risks of colon cancer, during Colon Cancer Awareness month. View the clip online.
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