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ICUs Receive Higher Satisfaction Scores for End-of-life Care than Other Hospital Departments

The findings may inform care in other parts of the hospital to improve end-of-life experiences.
23-Jan-2020 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Shows Giving Entire Course of Radiation Treatment in Less Than a Second is Feasible

Cancer patients may one day be able to get their entire course of radiation therapy in less than a second rather than coming in for treatment over the course of several weeks, and researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of...
7-Jan-2020 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Penn Study Paves Way for New Vaccines to Protect Infants Against Infections

A new Penn Medicine study puts researchers within closer reach of vaccines that can protect infants against infections by overcoming a mother’s antibodies, which are known to shut down immune defenses initiated by conventional vaccines. That...
8-Jan-2020 4:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Research Identifies Changes in Neural Circuits Underlying Self-Control, Decision Making During Adolescent Brain Development

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania applied tools from network science to identify how anatomical connections in the brain develop to support neural activity underlying executive function.
3-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Bystander CPR Less Likely for People Living in Hispanic Neighborhoods Compared to Non-Hispanic Neighborhoods

People living in predominately Hispanic neighborhoods are less likely to receive CPR from a bystander following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest compared to people living in non-Hispanic neighborhoods, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Duke...
2-Jan-2020 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Direct-to-Consumer Fertility Tests Confuse and Mislead Consumers, Penn Study Shows

Direct-to-consumer hormone-based “fertility testing” for women is viewed by consumers as both an alternative, empowering tool for family planning, and a confusing and misleading one, according to the results of a new study from Penn Medicine....
30-Dec-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

When Automotive Assembly Plants Close, Deaths from Opioid Overdoses Rise

Closing of local automotive assembly plants may lead to increases in deaths from opioid overdose, according to a study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts General Hospital....
27-Dec-2019 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Proton Therapy Lowers Risk of Side Effects in Cancer Patients Compared to Traditional Radiation

Proton therapy leads to significantly lower risk of side effects severe enough to lead to unplanned hospitalizations for cancer patients when compared with traditional radiation, while cure rates between the two groups are almost identical
23-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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