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Save the Date for the DASH for Organ and Tissue Donation: Sunday, April 17, 2016
If transplant or organ donation has touched your life, join Team Penn Medicine as we walk and run to support the DASH for Organ and Tissue Donation.
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Save the Date for the DASH for Organ and Tissue Donation: Sunday, April 17, 2016
If transplant or organ donation has touched your life, join Team Penn Medicine as we walk and run to support the DASH for Organ and Tissue Donation.
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Grains 101 - Nicole Giguere, MA, RD, LDN, clinical and bariatric dietitian at Pennsylvania Hospital, gives a guid
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Enrolling Clinical Trials: Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation vs Haploidentical Transplantation for Patients with Hematological Malignancies
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New Mathematical Model Explains Variability in Mutation Rates Across the Human Genome
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Researchers Find Testosterone Treatment Improves Sexual Activity, Walking Ability and Mood in Men Over 65
As men age, their testosterone levels decrease, but prior studies of the effects of administering testosterone to older men have been inconclusive. Now, research shows that testosterone treatment for men over 65 improves sexual function, walking ability and mood, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine by team researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
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Colonoscopy 101 - Dr. GinsbergColonoscopies can prevent cancer. It’s that simple. Yet, only about half of those 50 years or older – the population where the disease is most prevalent – get colonoscopies. As a result, more people are needlessly dying of colon cancer – over 50,000 a year in US alone. The disease is currently the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women in this country and the third most commonly diagnosed cancer. In recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness Mont...
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Penn Research Team Receives $5 Million Grant to Use Big Data to Improve Health
A team of physicians and researchers across Penn Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded a four-year $5 million grant to develop and test algorithms aimed at predicting adverse health events in real time.
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7 Common Pains You Shouldn’t Ignore - Regardless of age, everyone experiences body aches at one time or another. These discomforts could be the direct result of a workout or sports injury, or from simply sleeping awkwardly one night. Rahul Kapur, MDObviously, not all aches and pains require a visit to the doctor’s office. But, some do. Rahul Kapur, MD, Penn Sports Medicine physician and lead medical physician for Penn Athletics, discusses certain pains that need your attention. Wrist PainOf...
Here are seven aches and pains that may be nothing, but that you should probably get checked out by a physician.
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Aching Legs? This Health Problem Could Be Why. - When you’re over 50, it can be easy to dismiss chronic leg cramping or pain as a normal part of agin
As we get older, aches and pains start cropping up all over the body. When it comes to aching legs, it may be a sign of peripheral artery disease.
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3D Mammography Improves Cancer Detection and Cuts "Call Backs" Over Three Years
The increased cancer detection and reduced call backs associated with 3D mammography, also known as Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), can be maintained years after a patient’s first DBT screening with regularly scheduled DBT imaging, according to a JAMA Oncology study published online today from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. 
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Heart Health Through the Years - What’s the best way to ensure you have a healthy heart when you’re in your 50s and 60s? “Begin think
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Penn Medicine is dedicated to high-quality patient care and service, advancing medical science through research, and educating the next generation of leaders in medicine. This is the official fan page for the University of Pennsylvania Health System. 

A leader in medicine for more than 240 years, Penn opened its School of Medicine, the nation's first, in 1765. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was established in 1874 as the nation's first teaching hospital.

Since its founding days, Penn has expanded medical frontiers by creating some of the nation's earliest programs in areas ranging from dermatology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology and radiology, to the Philadelphia region's only program to perform transplantation of five major organs.

Over the past 30 years, Penn physicians and scientists have participated in many important discoveries, including:

  • The first general vaccine against pneumonia
  • The introduction of total intravenous feeding
  • The development of magnetic resonance imaging and other imaging technologies
  • The discovery of the Philadelphia chromosome, which revolutionized cancer research by making the connection between genetic abnormalities and cancer
Penn continues to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives. We are committed to caring for our patients with respect and compassion while forging the medical discoveries that will lead us through the 21st century.

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