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"Mild Traumatic Brain Injury an Oxymoron:" New Protein Biomarker Highlights Damaged Brain Wiring After Concussion, Finds Penn Study

23 Nov 2015 – Physicians and others now recognize that seemingly mild, concussion-type head injuries lead to long-term cognitive impairments surprisingly often. A brain protein called SNTF, which rises in the blood after some concussions, signals the type of brain damage that is thought to be the source of these... Read more

Yoga Helps Maintain Quality of Life, May Lessen Side Effects in Men Undergoing Prostate Cancer Treatment

16 Nov 2015 – Men with prostate cancer who are undergoing radiation therapy can benefit from yoga, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania reported at the Society of Integrative Oncology’s 12th International Conference.   Read more

Nearly Half of Hepatitis C Patients on Medicaid Denied Coverage for Life-Saving Drugs, Penn Researchers Report

16 Nov 2015 – Nearly 50 percent of Medicaid patients infected with chronic hepatitis C whose doctors had prescribed newer, life-saving antiviral drugs were denied coverage to the therapies because they weren't considered “a medical necessity” or because the patients tested positive for alcohol/drugs, among othe... Read more

'Taste Bud' Biomarker Forecasts Better Post-Surgery Results for Some Chronic Sinusitis Patients

16 Nov 2015 – A simple taste test can identify patients who will have highly successful sinus surgery, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Monell Chemical Senses Center report.   Read more

Adults with OCD Can Benefit from Exposure Therapy When Common Drug Treatment Options Fail, Penn Study Finds

11 Nov 2015 – Patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can improve their symptoms significantly by adding exposure and response prevention therapy to their treatment regimen when common drug treatment options have failed, according to new research from psychiatrists at the Perelman School of Medicine at... Read more

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