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Penn Medicine, Grand View Health Announce Alliance
September 18, 2018
The University of Pennsylvania Health System and Grand View Health have announced a new alliance focused on the development of joint clinical care programs to improve health care for people in Bucks and Montgomery counties and the surrounding areas.
Flu Vaccination Rates in Clinics Drop as Day Progresses, but Computerized Nudges Help Give Them a Boost, Penn Study Finds
September 14, 2018
Primary care clinics experienced a significant decline in influenza vaccinations as the day progressed, researchers from Penn Medicine report in a new study published in JAMA Open Network.
Access to Care Doesn’t Ensure Better Outcomes for Black and Hispanic Kidney Disease Patients
August 23, 2018
Although black and Hispanic veterans with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are more likely than white patients to see a kidney specialist—a nephrologist—they are more likely to suffer disease progression from early stage to advanced kidney disease, reports a study published this month in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Penn Medicine Hospitals Ranked Among Top Hospitals in the Nation and #1 in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report
August 14, 2018
Out of nearly 5,000 hospitals analyzed nationwide, Penn Medicine is among only 20 institutions to be named to the publication’s 2018-2019 Honor Roll. According to the magazine’s editors, Honor Roll hospitals each perform near the top of the rankings in at least half a dozen specialty areas.
Chance of Being Prescribed Opioids for a Minor Injury Differs Dramatically by Where You Live
July 24, 2018
Patients who sought care for a sprained ankle in states that were found to be "high prescribers" of opioids were approximately three times more likely to receive a prescription for the drugs than those treated in "low-prescribing" states, according to new research.
Greening Vacant Lots Reduces Feelings of Depression in City Dwellers, Penn Study Finds
July 20, 2018
Greening vacant urban land significantly reduces feelings of depression and improves overall mental health for the surrounding residents, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania and other institutions show in a new randomized, controlled study published in JAMA Network Open. The findings have implications for cities across the United States, where 15 percent of land is deemed “vacant” and often blighted or filled with trash and overgrown vegetation.
Penn Study Reveals New Therapeutic Target for Slowing the Spread of Flu Virus
June 22, 2018
Influenza A (flu A) hijacks host proteins for viral RNA splicing and blocking these interactions caused replication of the virus to slow, according to new research published in Nature Communications by Kristen W. Lynch, PhD.
Police Killings of Unarmed Black Americans Affect Mental Health of Black Community
June 21, 2018
Black Americans are nearly three times more likely to be killed by police than their white counterparts, with even larger disparities among those who are unarmed. The trend is also harming the mental health of the black community, according to new research published in The Lancet from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Boston University School of Public Health.
Half of Hepatitis C Patients with Private Insurance Denied Life-Saving Drugs
June 07, 2018
The number of insurance denials for life-saving hepatitis C drugs among patients with both private and public insurers remains high across the United States, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania reported in a new study published in the journal Open Forum Infectious Diseases.
Penn Medicine Physician Honored by the Chester Environmental Partnership for Outstanding Contributions to Health and Environmental Justice Issues
June 05, 2018
Marilyn Howarth, MD, an adjunct associate professor of Emergency Medicine and Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been honored by the community organization Chester Environmental Partnership for her longstanding involvement with its efforts to protect the environment and safeguard the health of members of the Chester community.
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