Future Doctors Take to the Streets to Address Real-Life Problems at the Root of Poor HealthMay 22, 2018
Medical students seldom learn much about the real-life problems (hunger, joblessness, addiction) their patients face outside the clinic walls. Yet, these problems are at the root of poor health in many low-income communities. A new article published today in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved describes a new approach to educating medical students about the real world.
Humira Does Not Improve Aortic Vascular Inflammation in Psoriasis PatientsMay 21, 2018
An antibody used to treat the skin disease psoriasis and other chronic autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease has no effect on aortic inflammation – a key marker of future risk of major cardiovascular events – unlike other antibodies that target different aspects of the immune system.
Penn Medicine Transplantation Pioneer Receives Thomas E Starzl Prize in Surgery and ImmunologyMay 21, 2018
Ali Naji, MD, PhD, the J. William White Professor of Surgical Research Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an internationally recognized kidney and pancreas transplant surgeon, immunologist, and researcher, has been awarded the Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology, one of the highest honors for a transplant surgeon-scientist.
Dogs Born in the Summertime More Likely to Suffer Heart DiseaseMay 18, 2018
Dogs born June through August are at higher risk of heart disease than those born other months, rising in July to 74 percent higher risk, according to a study published this week in Scientific Reports from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.