Ravi Parikh, MD, MPP, Wins Joseph E. Johnson Leadership Award
Ravi Parikh, MD, MPP, has been recognized for "enhancing the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine."
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, Wins 2 Leadership Awards
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey has won the Richard and Barbara Hansen Leadership Award and the Steven E. Weinberger Award for Physician Executives/Leaders.
Amazon Care May be to Health Care What Amazon Prime is to Shopping
When Amazon joined Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase last year in establishing a joint venture aimed at overhauling the U.S. healthcare system, people could only guess as to what the three corporate behemoths had in mind.
Oncologists Listen When the FDA Speaks, Even After a Drug Hits the Market
The FDA took off some of the guard rails in an effort to speed innovation. The question was if, once those were gone, there’d be someone to pull the emergency stop when things went wrong.
Do Apps That Pay You to Lose Weight Really Work?
They say there's no such thing as a free lunch. But what about a healthy lunch you get paid to eat?
Warning Stalled Immunotherapy Takeover in Bladder Cancer
The FDA's May 2018 warning against prescribing immunotherapy alone in bladder cancer patients with low PD-L1 expression quickly reversed the surge in use of these agents as first-line therapy, according to a new analysis.
Does Disclosure of Pharma Payments Harm Patient Trust in Doctors?
BioPharma Dive talked to Dr. Genevieve Kanter about her research, the broader question of pharmaceutical company engagement with doctors and transparency's limits.
How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States
As families face back-to-school medical requirements this month, the country feels the impact of a vaccine resistance movement decades in the making.
Are Brain Implants the Future of Thinking?
Brain-computer interface technology is moving fast and Silicon Valley is moving in. Will we all soon be typing with our minds?
Scott Halpern, MD, PhD, MBE, Wins Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award
Scott Halpern, MD, PhD, MBE, has won the Arthur K. Asbury Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from Penn Medicine.
Are the Urban Poor Sleep Deprived?
This study will help improve understanding of the role of sleep deprivation in the lives of the poor and help estimate the impact of improved sleep on economic outcomes, decision making, cognitive function, health outcomes and functions.
The Koch-Backed Right-to-Try Law Has Been a Bust — But Still Threatens Our Health
As Holly Fernandez Lynch and Steven Joffe of the University of Pennsylvania warned last year in the New England Journal of Medicine, granting patients with life-threatening illnesses a “right to try” experimental drugs without FDA oversight is a slippery slope.
How Text Messaging Is Helping Prevent Colon Cancer, Expert Explains
Not everyone who signs up for a colonoscopy actually shows up, but a local doctor explains how a simple tactic is helping change that.
4 Key Things You Should Know About Health Care
Yes, it’s a complicated issue. But clarifying these fallacies will help voters understand it.
Kidney Transplants Safe When Donors Had Hepatitis C
Kidneys from donors with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) are routinely used in kidney transplants in the United States and function well in the first year after transplantation, a new study says.
Buying prescription drugs online is easier than ever. But there are side effects.
Many health advocates, however, worry that direct-to-consumer drug companies are facilitating cursory—or worse, transactional—relationships with doctors, which in some cases begin after the consumer has put the medication in his or her online shopping cart.
Why UCSD keeps denying a genital mutilation study involving Kenyan girls
A review board documenting that kind of frustration in its meeting minutes is “very unusual,” said Holly Fernandez Lynch, an assistant professor of medical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and an expert in research ethics and regulation.
America is in danger of losing its “measles-free” status
If an outbreak in New York state continues, the US will no longer be considered a nation that eliminated measles.
National Suicide Prevention Week
National Suicide Prevention Week runs from September 8 through September 14. Learn more about how you can help.