‘Partly Alive’: Scientists Revive Cells in Brains From Dead Pigs
In a study that raises profound questions about the line between life and death, researchers have restored some cellular activity to brains removed from slaughtered pigs.
5 ways to address the challenges of direct-to-consumer health products by Anna Wexler and Steve Joffe
Health products are increasingly moving from the realm of the medical professional to the consumer. Direct-to-consumer (DTC) versions of teeth alignment kits, genetic tests, hearing aids, heart-rhythm monitors, neurostimulation devices, and mental health tools are already on the market, causing professional organizations of dentists, geneticists, audiologists, cardiologists, neurologists, and psychiatrists to grapple with challenges to their authority and practice.
In Ethiopia, new perspectives on the challenges of development
PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel and Assistant Professor Heather Schofield led a group of Wharton students on a four-day trip to Ethiopia, for a close-up look at the African nation’s health, agricultural, business, and political sectors.
Zeke Emanuel: America has already had a gay president
“If elected, you would be the first openly gay president of the United States,” Stephen Colbert said to Pete Buttigieg after the mayor of South Bend, Ind., declared his candidacy. While the characterization of being openly gay or “out” is relatively new, the fact is the United States has already had a gay president whose contemporaries knew it: James Buchanan. Indeed, the United States has also had a gay vice president and, maybe more surprisingly, a gay senator from Alabama.
Name the much-criticized federal program that has saved the U.S. $2.3 trillion. Hint: it starts with Affordable
March 23, the ninth anniversary of the ACA’s passage, presents a good opportunity to examine its legacy on cost control — a legacy that deserves to be in the foreground, not relegated to the background behind the exchanges, Medicaid expansion, and work requirements.
"Preclinical Alzheimer Disease and the Dawn of the Pre-Caregiver" by Emily Largent and Jason Karlawish
This Viewpoint discusses the emerging role of the pre-caregiver in preclinical Alzheimer disease.
"Will robots replace doctors?" Bob Kocher and Zeke Emanuel
The data we are using to train our AI models could lead to results that perpetuate—and even exacerbate—rather than remedy these stubborn disparities.
Why Is Congress Afraid Of Consciousness?
Essay by Jonathan Moreno, David and Lyn Silfen University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania
The latest Instagram influencer frontier? Medical promotions.
Although they have massive followings, Moreno distinguishes influencers from celebrities through what he calls the “social network proximity.” Celebrities are people we project fantasies on, while influencer communities make those fantasies attainable because “they are based on some kind of emotional linkage.”
Zeke Emanuel & Justin Bekelman: Unproven medical treatments cost us lives and money. Let research tell us what works.
We shouldn't strong-arm insurers — and all of us who pay premiums and taxes — into paying for unproven treatments. Let research guide our health care.
What Now? Judge Rules Affordable Care Act Is Unconstitutional
Steve Inskeep talks to Ezekiel Emanuel, an architect of Obamacare, about a federal district judge's ruling Friday that the law is unconstitutional because of a recent change in federal tax law.
The National Academy of Social Insurance announces Isabel M. Perera as the winner of the 2019 John Heinz Dissertation Award
MEHP Fellow Isabel Perera joins a prestigious and diverse network of over 40 previous Heinz Dissertation Award recipients
National Institutes of Health Funds Monumental Mitzvah Food Program Study
“This research study will be the first to rigorously evaluate the long-term behavioral and health effects of low-cost healthy food ‘nudges’ in a food pantry,” said Christina Roberto of the Perelman School of Medicine’s Psychology of Eating and Consumer Health (PEACH) lab, who is leading the study. Using our online ordering system, Penn’s multiyear randomized-controlled trial will examine how food pantry clients are influenced by on-screen interventions, or “nudges.” In other contexts, nudges — like adding traffic light colors to signal healthy and less-healthy choices — have successfully led to healthier food choices.
Who owns your medical data? Most likely not you.
“So you could say, ‘If there’s value generated, let’s distribute across all of the 10,000 people who contributed their samples,’ ” Joffe says, “but then you end up with tiny amounts, and it just doesn’t make sense to return 45 cents to each individual.”
Zeke Emanuel: Both parties agree prescription drug prices are out of control
As elections earlier this month made clear, voters still care a lot about health care. And chief among their concerns are exorbitantly high drug prices.
In California, Some Doctors Sell 'Medical Exemptions' for Kids' Vaccinations
A handful of California doctors are making hay off anti-vaccine parents, charging hundreds of dollars to issue medical exemptions for required childhood vaccinations, a new study claims.
He Promised to Restore Damaged Hearts. Harvard Says His Lab Fabricated Research.
“Science at this level is like a battleship, and it’s really hard to turn it around,” said Dr. Jonathan Moreno, a professor of bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. “People get emotionally invested, financially invested, professionally invested.”
ASBH 2018: Full Schedule of Sessions by Penn Medical Ethics Faculty, Fellows and Fellowship Alumni
Thursday, 10/18 8am-12pm Pre-Con Workshop: Advanced Facilitation Skills for Clinical Ethics Consultation Autumn Fiester Magic Kingdom Balllroom 3 Thursday, 10/18 1:15-2:15pm Paper Presentation:...
How Police Shootings Affect the Mental Health of Black Americans
Venkataramani wanted to understand the mental health burden of police shootings on people who weren't directly victims. There is research showing that personal experiences of racism correlate to an array of poor health outcomes, he says. "I was looking for a window into understanding how structural racism causes poor health for a population as a whole. People had not gotten into the weeds on this." So he did.