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Penn Medicine Is Withdrawing From National Hospital Rankings. Here’s Why That Matters

Every year, U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) releases its “Best Hospitals” list, which designates the greatest hospitals across the country. And every year for […]

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Why This Penn Surgeon Is Worried About Appendectomies and Shootings During the Coronavirus Crisis

Last week, Penn surgeon Elinore Kaufman wrote a moving op-ed in the New York Times entitled “Please, Stop Shooting. We Need the Beds.” In her […]

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Philadelphia Nurses Tell All: I’m Afraid I’ll Infect My Family

“Philadelphia Nurses Tell All” is a weekly series that features stories from healthcare professionals about how they are working to combat COVID-19. If you are […]

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New Procedure Restores Sensation to Breast Cancer Survivors After Mastectomy

Each year, more than 100,000 women in the United States undergo some form of mastectomy for the surgical treatment of breast cancer. Often a lifesaving […]

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How Penn, Comcast, Wawa and Vanguard Are Dealing With the Coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to spread, we reached out to some of the Philadelphia area’s biggest employers to find out what they are doing to […]

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The Emergency Room Is the New Place to Register to Vote

In a battleground state like Pennsylvania, a million votes can easily swing an election toward an unexpected outcome. In Pennsylvania, more than 9.7 million people […]

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Philly-Area Mom Gives Birth After Receiving Uterus From Deceased Donor

Jennifer Gobrecht was 17 years old when she first learned she’d been born without a uterus, a fact that meant she would never be able […]

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Cancer Screening

It’s officially Cancer Screen Week, a time of heightened awareness of the troubling reality that more than 600,000 people in the United States are expected […]

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Penn Med Students Create App to Address LGBTQ Health Disparities

Three University of Pennsylvania medical students have created an app that they hope will put an end to LGBTQ healthcare disparities. SpectrumScores, being developed by […]


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 […]