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This New Wellness Series at Penn Museum Will Be the Best Thing You Do All Winter

When the weather gets colder and day turns to dusk way before dinner, it can be a lot more difficult to emerge from your blanket […]

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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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Penn Just Launched a Neurological Clinic for COVID-19 Long Haulers

Last week, the CDC reported that the number of new COVID-19 cases in the United States was at its lowest in roughly one year. According […]

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A Penn Doctor Won Two Film Festival Awards for His Movie About Stroke

Every year, more than 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke, with five million of them resulting in fatality and another five million causing permanent […]

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Penn Medicine’s Carl June Just Won Another $1M Award for His Breakthroughs in CAR T Cell Therapy

On April 13th, Penn Medicine’s immunotherapy pioneer Carl June received the $1 million Sanford Lorraine Cross Award — a biennial honor recognizing a healthcare professional […]

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How a Pop-Up Clinic Is Working to Close Philly’s Vaccine Equity Gap

Nearly four months since the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in Philadelphia, health commissioner Thomas Farley announced on Tuesday that the city administered its one […]

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In New Study, Penn Researchers Find Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Heart Arrhythmia Care

When it comes to overall health and wellness, taking care of one’s heart is critical, as heart disease remains the leading cause of death in […]

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Philly Researchers Are Speeding Up the Clinical Research Process With Coronavirus Trials

Over the past month, researchers in hospitals across Philadelphia have launched as many as 30 clinical trials all aimed at finding cures for COVID-19. It’s […]

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These Philly Coronavirus Medical Milestones Prove Hope Is Not Lost

There are currently no approved treatments or cures for COVID-19, which has sickened more than 10,000 people in Philadelphia and caused more than 400 deaths. […]

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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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The Liacouras Center Hospital Probably Won’t Help COVID-19 Patients

Hospitals and emergency rooms across the country are becoming increasingly overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, forcing healthcare providers to think creatively about where and how they […]

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Philly Coronavirus News: Stay Away From the Shore, Penn Med Employees Test Positive, and … Snow?!

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Coronavirus Hits Penn Medicine Employees One major concern surrounding the coronavirus is the danger of it spreading to the […]

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Inside Penn Med’s Legendary Wilderness Medicine Course

On an unusually sunny February afternoon, a class of sixteen fourth-year Penn Medicine students wrapped up one of their peers in a snug sleeping bag, […]

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A Simple Blood Test Might Be Able to Predict Brain Cancer Survival

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most common and deadliest forms of brain cancer in adults. An estimated 14,000 new cases of GBM are […]

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Why Hundreds of Patients Are Dying After Lung Transplants

The first person to receive a lung transplant more than 50 years ago, survived for only 18 days after the surgery. Today, 80 percent of […]