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    #ILookLikeASurgeon and the Push for Gender Equity in Surgery

    May 26, 2017

    What women experience when working as surgeons is different from what male surgeons experience — not necessarily in the specific acts of wielding a scalpel and other instruments, but in virtually every other area of their working lives. Over the past year, female surgeons across the country and world have reinvigorated a push toward visibility and toward changes to empower equitable success for women in a persistently male-dominated field.

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    The Three Careers of Kelly Parsons

    May 24, 2017

    Surgeon, professor, novelist: It’s a lofty trio of career choices, each particularly demanding in its own way. Certain pairings among the three do fit together rather well — plenty of professors have written a novel or two, and certainly plenty of surgeons are also professors — but it’s a rare individual that looks at those three choices and says, “Yeah, sure, I’ll take ‘em all.”

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    A Sexual Abuse Survivor Speaks Out to Help Others Heal

    May 22, 2017

    At the start of his one-man show, Michael Broussard points to a blown-up photo of himself with his grandmother, whom he adored. “That’s me at 6. I was a happy, outgoing child who loved everything, everyone…. My favorite thing was to dance.” A year later, that child didn’t exist. “I have no memory of that kid. I can’t remember ever feeling that free.” Broussard had become a victim of sexual abuse.

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    Unity in Community

    May 19, 2017

    After a winter that felt like it could last forever, spring is in full swing. For some, spring means flowers (and sometimes allergies), baseball, and rain showers, but for Penn Medicine, it’s one of the busiest seasons for health fairs, 5K fundraisers, and other community events. One of those 5K fundraisers held earlier this month was the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s inaugural “Nurses Week” 5K.

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    Facing Our Fears: Why it Works

    May 17, 2017

    Everyone fears something. In fact, it is estimated that more than 19 million Americans suffer from specific phobia. But the things that we fear and the extent to which we fear them can vary greatly from person to person. In his role as the associate director at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, David A. Yusko, Psy.D., sees dozens of patients living with a variety of debilitating phobias.

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    Opening Up the Playbook

    May 15, 2017

    The Abramson Cancer Center is the only cancer center in the region offering acupuncture. Penn has been offering the service for years, after research made the benefits clear—but the man currently leading the therapy brings his own unique background and approach.

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    Managing Body Donations Can Be Quite the Undertaking

    May 12, 2017

    Unlike with organ donation, people who elect to donate their bodies do so in the name of science. For those who donate their bodies to the Perelman School of Medicine, the first person to receive this generous gift is Dwayne Hallman, manager of PSOM’s morgue, who prepares the donations for students and researchers.

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    From the Rain, There Comes a Rainbow

    May 10, 2017

    It rained hard on Thursday, March 10, 2011. So hard that track practice at Saucon Valley High School was cancelled, leaving sophomore Amanda Illingworth a bit stranded and looking for a ride home. Little did she know the ride she accepted would change the course of the rest of her life.

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    Hands-on Chemistry Course Has Students Taking on Rare Cancers

    May 08, 2017

    With graduation just around the corner, a few undergraduates finishing up a hands-on chemistry course will be taking very useful skills with them to the next stop on their career and education path. With robotic arms and moving trays to run automated chemical analyses, measured how effective dozens of cancer drugs are against cells found in a rare type of cancer.

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    The Health Problem That's Not Going Away

    May 05, 2017

    Define “co-insurance”. What about “premium”? If you’re struggling with answers, you’re not alone. Ever since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rolled out and brought 20 million more people into the fold, health insurance literacy has been a glaring issue – one that needs constant attention, experts say, no matter what direction health care heads in.

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