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Penn doctor raises $500,000 for Indian hospitals battling COVID-19 surge

India Covid-19 shortage

Mental Health

Providing exposure therapy to PTSD patients is one of the latest ways VR is being used in health care

Virtual Reality Treatment For PTSD

Adult Health

Barriers to specialty care may be causing disparities in use of diabetes drug, Penn study finds

Diabetes drugs

Prevention

One vaccine dose may be enough for people who had COVID-19, Penn scientists say

Penn Vaccine Study mRNA

Women's Health

Racial disparities still persist in genetic testing for BRCA-related breast cancer

Carlette Burton Breast Cancer

Illness

New Penn Nerve Center assembles interdisciplinary team to treat challenging disorders

Penn Nerve Center

Illness

Cancer drugs show promise in blocking hormones that fuel COVID-19 progression

COVID-19 Androgen Hormones

Adult Health

A single head injury can increase the risk of dementia, Penn study finds

Head injuries dementia

Health News

Newsweek ranks Penn Presbyterian, HUP among best hospitals in world

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Children's Health

The immune response to MIS-C may hold clues to improving COVID-19 treatments, Philly researchers say

MIS-C immune system

Mental Health

Escapist TV can relieve stress, but it can easily become problematic

Escapist TV and Mental Health

Addiction

Financial incentives improve hospital care for patients with opioid addictions, Penn study finds

Hospitals Opioid Treatment

Health News

Former FDA head Stephen Hahn joins board of Philly therapeutics company

FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn

Art

Renowned artist Maya Lin to install sculpture at new Penn Pavilion

Maya Lin Penn Medicine

Illness

Even when in remission, cancer can put you at higher risk for severe COVID-19

Cancer Remission COVID-19

Opioids

Opioid overdoses are killing more Black Philadelphians, but fewer white residents

Philly Black Opioid Deaths

Illness

Outcomes improving for critically ill COVID-19 patients, Penn study finds

Penn Critically Ill COVID

Illness

Post-COVID recovery clinics offer continuing care to 'long-haulers'

Post-COVID Recovery Clinics

Health News

Penn physicists get $2 million grant to develop portable COVID-19 detector

COVID Device Penn

Health News

COVID-19 community spread linked to lower survival rates at local hospitals, Penn researchers find

Hospital Mortality COVID-19

Children's Health

Many teenagers start driving too soon after a concussion

Teens drivers concussion

Health Stories

Penn scientists played critical role in developing mRNA technology used in COVID-19 vaccines

Penn COVID-19 Vaccines

Health News

Pennsylvania hospitals may postpone elective surgeries to meet surging COVID-19 admissions

PA hospitals COVID-19

Illness

A rise in post-COVID syndrome is concerning U.S. health experts

A rise in post-COVID syndrome is concerning U.S. health experts

Men's Health

X-rays could raise risk of testicular cancer, Penn researchers find

Penn Medicine TGCT

Adult Health

Telemedicine can reduce wait times for highly-sought dermatology visits

Dermatologist Consult Telehealth

Health News

Penn's Ezekiel Emanuel tapped to help guide Biden's COVID-19 response

Zeke Emanuel Biden's COVID-19 panel

Men's Health

Penn Medicine gets $5.4 million grant to study genetic causes of testicular cancer

Penn Testicular Cancer

Illness

Radiation doesn't disrupt cellular cancer therapy, Penn study finds

Radiation therapy cancer

Illness

Wasp venom may help solve the problem of drug-resistant infections

Wasp Venom Penn

Health News

Penn researchers get $3.2 million grant to use artificial intelligence for improving heart transplants

Penn Heart Transplants

Illness

TV ads may be contributing to treatment disparities for psoriasis, eczema

Psoriasis Eczema TV Ads

Health News

Temple, Penn scientists take step toward reversing spinal cord damage

Temple Spinal Inury

Illness

Penn researchers advance potential cure for type 1 diabetes

Penn Diabetes Islet

Opioids

Excessive, high-dose opioids commonly prescribed after knee surgery, Penn study finds

Penn Knees Opioids

Mental Health

CHOP researchers see sense of altruism in people's COVID-19 worries

COVID-19 worries.jpg

Women's Health

To address gender disparities in heart failure studies, add more female researchers

Women Heart Failure Research

Adult Health

Cancer diagnoses have plummeted amid the COVID-19 pandemic – and doctors are worried

Cancer diagnoses COVID-19

Weather

Penn radiation therapist recounts storm rescue at Doylestown daycare

Penn Radiation Daycare

Illness

Stroke risk among COVID-19 patients may be lower than previously thought

Stroke risk in COVID-19 patients low

Health News

Penn Medicine hospitals again named among nation's best by U.S. News & World Report

Penn Medicine best hospitals

Health News

In health care field, family doctors now appear at highest risk of COVID-19 death

Doctor Primary COVID-19

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