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    Bringing to Life New Options for Motherhood

    December 13, 2018

    While fertility treatments like IVF provide hope for some women, the choices for those with uterine factor infertility have long been limited to only adoption or gestational surrogacy. That’s where the experimental realm of uterus transplantation comes in. Kate O’Neill, MD, MTR, discusses the path that led her to develop the UNTIL trial and the significance of expanding the women’s options.

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    The Road to More Hand Transplants

    December 11, 2018

    Over the past 20 years, more than 85 amputees around the world have received a hand or bilateral hand transplant – including two adults and one child here at Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). For a great majority, this rare gift has been transformative.

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    "SOAR-ing" Helps Elders Remain Safely at Home

    December 06, 2018

    A new initiative at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania called SOAR (supporting older adults at risk) is working to reverse that trend, getting patients home sooner and keeping them there longer.

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    Overcoming the Holiday Overwhelm

    December 04, 2018

    While it can be a joyous time of year, for many people the holidays bring a whirlwind of demands that can add another layer of stress to already busy lives. Cooking special meals, decorating, and shopping for gifts are just a few of the rituals that mark the holiday season in many homes across America.

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    Gaining strength in treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    November 29, 2018

    SMA is the leading genetic cause of death for infants and the second most common autosomal recessive disease—a disease inherited through two mutated genes—occurring in about 1 in 10,000 people. But now, there’s hope in a new treatment option.

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    Breaking Through The Medical Fake News Bubble

    November 27, 2018

    Although scientists and health professionals have the best intentions when trying to promote health research, they’re still people.

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    Lumos! Learning to Grieve in the Pages of Harry Potter

    November 20, 2018

    When it comes to the balance of life and death, perhaps no series of books resonates more strongly with its audience than the Harry Potter series.

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    Art in Science and Medicine: From Serendipity to Study Aid

    November 15, 2018

    What do you get when you combine technical and scientific acumen with an appreciation for beauty? At Penn Medicine, the answer is the art in science and medicine.

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    All Hands on Deck: Fentanyl in Philadelphia

    November 13, 2018

    On a busy summer evening, six patients were brought by EMS transport to the Emergency Department at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center for suspected overdose of crack cocaine, which, unbeknownst to the patients, had been mixed with fentanyl.

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    Why Do We Eat Soup When We have a Cold?

    November 08, 2018

    As the leaves fall and temperatures drop, people tend to spend more time indoors with others, which potentially increases the exposure to cold-causing viruses. At some point this season, most people will catch the common cold, a viral infection in the upper respiratory system characterized by coughing, sneezing, sore throat, and other symptoms.

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