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It’s National Women’s Health & Fitness Day! If you’re planning to work out you’ll need to be extra careful. Did you know women may be more prone to injury than men? Here’s why and what you can do to prevent injury: http://spr.ly/6267BNVb9
Erik Thorell, DO, discusses if gender plays a role in individuals being more susceptible to injury. Dr. Thorell practices at Penn Medicine Woodbury Heights.
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How's your cholesterol looking these days?
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Your child's school may have recommended the HPV vaccine for both your daughter AND your son. Here's why: http://spr.ly/6261BFd0U
The HPV vaccine can prevent cancer, but there are many misconceptions about it. Here are six myths dispelled about the HPV vaccine for girls and boys.
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Did you drink too much in college? Here’s how you can reverse the damage now. http://spr.ly/6266B4Ksk
Did you make a lot of health mistakes in your youth? Don't worry; here's how you can reverse some of the damage.
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Beauty is only a sip away! http://spr.ly/6261B4KQP
Here's yet another reason to keep drinking your favorite beverage: coffee has been proven to have many health benefits and can even help to enhance your natural beauty.
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Penn Medicine's own cancer warrior Sharon Civa penned a powerful letter to the cancer monster. Read her powerful letter to the monster that she killed here: http://spr.ly/6267BNpQd
Ovarian cancer survivor, Sharon, writes an open letter to the cancer "monster," expressing the havoc he's wreaked and promising to continue fighting for herself and all other cancer warriors.
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As the Olympics athletes travel back home from Rio, we can’t but hope they follow these 3 tips for traveling abroad to stay safe on their journeys home: http://spr.ly/6264BN1an
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Are you new to running? It’s not too late to start training for race season. Learn tips for new runners from Dr. Kapur, a sports medicine physician at Penn Medicine. http://spr.ly/6269BA4fB #RuntoWorkPHL
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Do birth control pills still work when you skip a day? Find out the answer to this question and more: http://spr.ly/6263BAYm3
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An early diagnosis helped #GeneWilder to retain his memory in his final days battling Alzheimer’s. Here’s what else Wilder’s death can do for #Alzheimer’s awareness: http://spr.ly/6260B4YsO #EndAlz
Celebrity spokespeople play a crucial public health role.
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Henry Molaison was made famous for an experimental brain operation in 1953 that destroyed many structures of his brain. Many people viewed him as one of the most important research subjects of their time. But Henry couldn’t remember why he was famous. He couldn’t remember the operation. He could hardly remember a thing. Read the powerful story about The Brain That Couldn’t Remember here: http://spr.ly/6265B4JPP
The untold story of the fight over the legacy of “H.M.” — the patient who revolutionized the science of memory.
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Neurology Think brain tumor clinical trials don't matter? Think again. Penn's own Eileen Maloney-Wilensky, MSN, RN, CRNP, and Director of the Clinical Research Division for Neurosurgery explains why you shouldn't be skeptical or afraid of participating in clinical trials: http://spr.ly/6260BNrva 8/25/2016 Scheduled
Brain tumor clinical trials have taught us all we know about brain tumors. If you’re skeptical, here’s why the trials matter, and how they can benefit you.
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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.