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  1. Community Champions: Collaborating with Communities Strengthens Nursing and Leadership SkillsRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 23 | Newswise

    Service learning is a pedagogical approach that has proven valuable in helping undergraduate nursing students better understand specific needs of diverse populations and gives them opportunities to apply their knowledge to meet those needs. The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has provided its students with dynamic service learning opportunities since 2014 though a unique student-established program called Community Champions, featured in a recent article published online in the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice.

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  2. Avoiding Common Insurance Mistakes -- Advice from an ActuaryRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 23 | Newswise

    For the average consumer, insurance can be a complicated concept. You know you need it - but how much do you need? You have health, homeowner's and car insurance policies - but what about other types of coverage, such as life, disability, or umbrella? You don't want to spend too much, but does a lower price mean lower quality coverage? "I worked in insurance for a long time and it always bothered me that people have such a negative view of the industry," says Todd Erkis, FSA, CERA, MAAA, visiting professor of finance at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who spent more than 25 years as an actuary, developing insurance products and help setting prices for insurance.

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  3. Virtual Environment Education Reduces Anxiety Prior to Radiation...Read the original story

    Thursday Mar 23 | Newswise

    Radiation therapists and physicians know that education can reduce anxiety before radiation treatment but lack a standardized tool. In an effort to solve this problem, a multidisciplinary team from Jefferson College of Health Professions and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University conducted a pilot study to see if a virtual environment education program could reduce some of the anxiety their patients face.

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  4. Spiritual Retreats Change Feel-Good Chemical Systems in the Brain;...Read the original story

    Thursday Mar 23 | Newswise

    More Americans than ever are turning to spiritual, meditative and religious retreats as a way to reset their daily life and enhance wellbeing. Now, researchers at The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University show there are changes in the dopamine and serotonin systems in the brains of retreat participants.

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  5. A Simple Fix to Avoid Unnecessary Coronary Stents Is Overlooked by...Read the original story

    Monday Mar 20 | Newswise

    Physician researchers at Thomas Jefferson University suspect that some cases of coronary artery spasm go unrecognized and are incorrectly treated with stents. The good news - there could be a simple fix to eliminate these unnecessary stenting procedures.

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  6. Human Brain Networks Developing in Adolescence Related to Evolutionary ExpansionRead the original story

    Friday Mar 17 | Newswise

    Adolescence marks not only the period of physical maturation bridging childhood and adulthood, but also a crucial period for remodeling of the human brain. A Penn study reveals new patterns of coordinated development in the outer layer of the cerebrum of the human brain and describes how these structural patterns relate to functional networks.

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  7. Penn Medicine Announces Executive Leadership TransitionsRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 16 | Newswise

    Garry Scheib will step down from his roles as COO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and CEO of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania this month following more than 17 years at Penn Medicine. Scheib is credited with transformative, collaborative leadership which has led the health system's hospitals to post industry-leading outcomes and record patient satisfaction scores.

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  8. More IV Fluids, Fewer C-SectionsRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 15 | Newswise

    Labor is an intensely strenuous activity, with the uterine muscle contracting every few minutes to reposition a baby through the pelvis and down the birth canal. Even low levels of dehydration can seriously compromise normal physiological function, yet recent studies looking at hydration in laboring women via the rates of intravenous fluid showed conflicting results.

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  9. College Students' Perception of Dietary Terms Could Help Nutrition EducationRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 8 | Newswise

    Philadelphia, PA, March 8, 2017 - College students represent an important group for nutrition educators, since the transition into adulthood brings increased independence and decision making, which can affect diet and health-related behaviors. Promoting nutritional health among young adults is important.

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  10. Philadelphia Research Consortium Launched to Speed Access to...Read the original story

    Wednesday Mar 1 | Newswise

    The Wistar Institute , together with many regional academic institutions driving life sciences discoveries, has launched the Philadelphia Research Consortium - a preclinical research network for facilitating easy access to our region's robust research enterprise.

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  11. Every Diagnosis of Cancer Should Come with One of These, Says Cancer ExpertRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2017 | Newswise

    "Every cancer diagnosis should come with a referral to genetic counseling," says cancer expert Dr. Antonio Giordano, President of the Sbarro Health Research Organization at Temple University. Giordano's comments come in response to a study published this week in JAMA , the journal of the American Medical Association, which showed signs that too few patients are getting genetic counseling.

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  12. Lack of Transportation Limits Healthy Food Access Among Washington State ResidentsRead the original story

    Feb 7, 2017 | Newswise

    Philadelphia, PA, February 8, 2017 - Having convenient or reasonable access to supermarkets is often associated with healthier diets and a lower risk for obesity among neighborhood residents. However, simply improving residents' proximity to grocery stores may not be as consequential as some previous studies have reported.

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  13. Penn/CHOP Study Helps Inform Interventions for Global Road Traffic Injury CrisisRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2017 | Newswise

    January 30, 2017 - Road traffic injuries are a major cause of disability and are responsible for more than one million deaths each year throughout the world. A disproportionate number of road traffic injuries occur in countries with rapidly developing economies where increases in mobility and motor vehicle use are not often matched with safety-focused infrastructure and road safety policy enforcement.

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  14. Tweeting the Way to Health: Penn Medicine Launches Center for Digital HealthRead the original story

    Jan 27, 2017 | Newswise

    Across the world, social media users leave a trail of clues about themselves each time they Tweet, post to Facebook, write a Yelp review, and apply a filter and hashtags to their latest Instagram photo. Under the leadership of Raina Merchant, MD, MSHP, researchers and physicians at Penn Medicine are mining those clues to find what ails them - and how to fix it.

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  15. Lung Cancer Screening Programs in Communities Are Vital, but Challenges ExistRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2017 | Newswise

    Implementing lung cancer screening as a high-quality preventive health service in a community setting is feasible, but comes with several key challenges, according to a scientific presentation at the 53rd Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. "Successful implementation of lung cancer screening will help reduce death from lung cancer," said Doraid Jarrar, MD, from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, who led the study.

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  16. Parents of Children Born with Heart Defects Crave Disease Stats, Surgeon InfoRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2017 | Newswise

    Survival statistics, surgeon-specific experience, and complication rates are the types of information most wanted by parents of children with congenital heart disease, according to a survey released at the 53rd Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons . STS launched public reporting of outcomes from its Congenital Heart Surgery Database in early 2015, as a continuation of its commitment to increase public awareness and understanding of cardiothoracic surgery procedures.

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  17. Embargoed AJPH Research: Minimum Wage, Maternity Leave, Food InsecurityRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2017 | Newswise

    Researchers investigated the effect of minimum wage laws on adolescent birth rates in the United States. They analyzed vital statistics data measured at the state level from 2003 to 2014 and used models that provided estimates of the effect of minimum wage on adolescent birth rates.

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  18. Molecular Subgroups of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Predict Tumor Behavior, Reveal Treatment TargetsRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2017 | Newswise

    The discovery of several different subtypes of Non Small Cell Lung Cancer , the most frequent form of lung cancer, has been a major breakthrough in the fight against the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. With each subtype displaying peculiar clinic-pathological characteristics, they can be associated with outstanding responses to specific targeted agents, such as anti-tumor drugs and immunotherapy.

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  19. Arthur C. Evans Jr. Named CEO of American Psychological AssociationRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2017 | Newswise

    Newswise - WASHINGTON - Psychologist Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, has been named chief executive officer of the American Psychological Association, the APA Board of Directors announced today. Evans assumes the post effective March 20. "Dr. Evans will take the helm of the American Psychological Association at a critical juncture, as we mark APA's 125-year anniversary," said APA President Antonio E. Puente, PhD.

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  20. Three Companies Will Receive Seed Funds to Develop Medical Devices for ChildrenRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2017 | Newswise

    Philadelphia, Jan. 18, 2017 - The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium has announced seed grants to three companies developing medical devices for children. The Consortium chose those companies from eight finalists in a competition to receive seed grants of $50,000 each.

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