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    Match Day 2017: A Childhood in the Alaskan Wilderness Comes Full Circle

    March 16, 2017

    Each year, soon-to-be graduating medical students count down to the third Friday in March, also known as “Match Day,” when they find out where they will continue their medical training. Fourth-year PSOM student Joe Mintz shares how his passion for science intersects with his love of the outdoors as he prepares for a career in anesthesiology.

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    Making the Impact of the Cancer Moonshot Understandable

    March 15, 2017

    "My commitment is not for the next 12 months," Vice President Joe Biden said while visiting the Abramson Cancer Center to kick off the "Cancer Moonshot" a year ago. True to his word, as a private citizen Biden remains actively engaged. On Penn’s campus again on Feb. 28, he was one of several distinguished panelists who spoke at the David and Lyn Silfen University Forum.

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    Guam's Brain Teaser

    March 13, 2017

    I fell down the internet rabbit hole last summer researching my new home, Guam, and came across the disease that mysteriously appeared and then disappeared on the tiny island. The potential culprits behind lytico-bodig included bats, prehistoric palm trees and cursed fruit. Who wouldn’t be intrigued?

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    Is Living Longer, Living Better?

    March 10, 2017

    With the potential for repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the health care safeguards that help care for the aging and those with chronic disease could be in jeopardy. Research has shown there is a correlation between access to care and health–and perhaps by association, lifespan—and the risks are becoming more profound over time, with the increasing number of people who need care for serious illnesses throughout their lives.

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    Match Day 2017: How her grandma’s end inspired this young doctor’s new beginning

    March 10, 2017

    Each year, soon-to-be graduating medical students count down to the third Friday in March, also known as “Match Day,” when they find out where they will continue their medical training. Lauren Kelly, a fifth-year MD/MPH candidate in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, describes how caring for her family members informed her own path.

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    A Memorial for Peter Nowell, MD

    March 08, 2017

    In the spring of 1938, a teacher at a small progressive grade school in Rose Valley, Pa., wrote of one young pupil: “Might well go far with science.” That child was Peter Nowell, who was honored and celebrated last week at a memorial event held at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania following his death Dec. 26, 2016, at age 88.

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    Countdown to Match Day: Jason Han

    March 07, 2017

    Each year, soon-to-be graduating medical students count down to the third Friday in March, also known as “Match Day,” when they find out where they will continue their medical training. Jason Han, a fourth-year student in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania who recently wrote about medical errors from both sides of the stethoscope, shares his story here.

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    Staying 'Present' in a Smartphone World

    March 06, 2017

    At the beginning of last month, I did the unthinkable and deleted Facebook and Twitter from my trusty iPhone. I found myself increasingly glued to my device, pulling it out every time I was walking to the water cooler or waiting in line to buy lunch. The modern struggle against the smartphone overload is one Penn’s Michael Baime, MD, director of the Penn Program for Mindfulness, is all too familiar with.

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    Putting the ‘Plastic’ in ‘Synaptic Plasticity’

    March 03, 2017

    We’ve all seen 'em: Children displaying prowess far beyond ours in areas we considered ourselves capable. They make up for a lack of experience with the ability to learn at an extraordinary pace, surpassing their elders quickly. You may be relieved to know there’s a term, and full scientific explanation, for this phenomenon—beyond just your being out of touch.

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    Preventing Delirium in the Hospital: Simple Solutions Can Work Best

    March 01, 2017

    Older adults are at extremely high risk of experiencing delirium and functional decline when hospitalized. And it’s easy to see why: Patients are often confined to a bed with a catheter or IV, are sleep deprived, and suffer emotional distress. Now, a partnership between nurses at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and students at Penn’s School of Nursing (SON) is helping these patients get the attention and support they need.

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