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Penn Medicine Begins “Life-Changing” Uterine Transplant Program

Historically, there’s been no treatment available for women living with nonfunctioning uteruses, but in recent years, physicians have made breakthroughs with uterine transplants. And this […]

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Penn Cancer Research Called “Newest Miracle Cure”

In case you’ve missed it, Philly docs have scored some big headlines recently. After nearly thirty years in development at the University of Pennsylvania, a novel […]

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Penn Unveils Plans for $1.5 Billion “Hospital of the Future”

In 2021, Philadelphia’s hospital landscape will look dramatically different with the introduction of a brand new hospital. The University of Pennsylvania announced on Wednesday plans […]

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Penn Medicine to Finalize Merger With Princeton HealthCare System

The University of Pennsylvania Medicine is about to add its first New Jersey member – Princeton HealthCare System. 

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Penn’s New Combined Medical-Law Degree Perfect for Overachievers

The University of Pennsylvania is creating a program that will allow students to pursue both law and medicine — at the same time. Through the joint […]

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Penn Study: Painkiller Prescriptions on the Rise

Are prescription painkillers playing a role in increasing rates of addiction and overdose from prescription opioid painkillers? A study published this month in the Journal of the […]

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New Penn Medicine Video Provides Incredible, Personal Look at Post-Mastectomy Nipple Tattoos

I’ve heard about hospitals that employ tattoo artists as part of their reconstructive teams for women who undergo mastectomy procedures, but until today, I’d never […]

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DreamIt was Second-Most Active Health Care Investor in 2015

Whether it’s a mouthpiece that detects concussions, pill bottles that blink when it’s time for patients to take medicines or wearables that track diseases, health care […]

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The Checkup: How Pennsylvania Hospital Is Making C-Sections Way Better for Moms

• Penn Medicine’s Pennsylvania Hospital is paving a new path for women who undergo C-section deliveries. Spoiler: What they’re doing is totally, completely, 100 percent awesome. […]

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Penn Study: Mustaches More Common Than Women in Top Medical Leadership Posts

You probably could’ve guessed — if asked — that there are more men than women leading the nation’s top academic medical institutions in America. But […]

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Penn Study: Paying Patients, Doctors Leads to Lower Cholesterol

What’s the best way to lower people’s cholesterol? Offer financial rewards to both patients and doctors when people take their allotted medications at the appropriate times. That was […]

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Two Philly Hospitals Have New Partner: Abu Dhabi

Two Philadelphia hospitals recently announced partnerships with an Abu Dhabi health care provider. Although both partnerships are preliminary and little detail has been offered — it opens the […]

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These Intensive-Care Babies at HUP Are Philly’s Most Precious Trick-or-Treaters

Maybe it’s all the hormones I still have pumping after just having my own kid six months ago, but, man, I can’t help but be in […]

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Here’s How Many Babies Were Born at Penn Medicine During Pope Weekend

Looks like Penn Medicine was a bit off in its estimation of how many babies would be born at its hospitals over Pope weekend — […]

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Zion Harvey — 8-Year-Old Double Hand-Transplant Patient at CHOP — Released from Hospital Today

Late last month, the world fell in love with Zion Harvey, the eight-year-old Baltimore native who received a double hand transplant in early July at […]