Dr. Jennifer J. Prah Named Director of the Ortner Center on Violence and Abuse
"I look forward to collaborating with faculty, staff and students to build on the critical mission and remarkable legacy of the Ortner Center to investigate the correlates and consequences of violence, abuse and control against women and girls as well as the conditions for women and girls to be healthy and flourish,” Dr. Prah said.
'Locker Room' Talk About Death: Time for Oncologists to Stop
Death is a routine, inevitable part of an oncologist's life, and over time, oncology training and practice hardens us to it.
NASEM Report on Behavioral, Social Science Research Questions Raised by the Use of Biomarkers for Pre-Clinical Alzheimer's
In June, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened an expert meeting that addressed behavioral and social science research questions raised by the use of biomarkers and other measures (e.g., digital/sensor data) for pre-clinical AD/ADRD diagnosis.
Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey wins Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care from National Academy of Medicine
This award recognizes individuals for outstanding achievement in improving health care services in the United States.
Pa. doctor offering free mask-exemption letter for parents faces possible discipline
Joel Yeager, whose practice is in Lebanon County, has since removed the form from his website. The state said it was referring such cases to the appropriate boards for potential disciplinary action.
Biden's new COVID-19 vaccine mandates include requirements for large businesses
President Biden's strategy to battle the coronavirus includes a vaccine mandate for federal workers and contractors, and new rules for businesses with 100 or more employees to require vaccines or regular testing.
COVID-19 vaccinations plateau despite incentive programs
Many communities have created incentive programs offering money, free food, beer and other perks to get more shots in arms, but does that really help?
SUMR Scholars' Key Takeaways From Working with Medical Ethics & Health Policy Faculty
The Summer Undergraduates Minority Research Program (SUMR) is a pipeline program aimed at preparing undergraduate students from underrepresented minority groups in exploring the field of health services research.
Not Even a Pandemic Could Settle One of Medicine’s Greatest Controversies
In the spring of 2020, it looked as though a massive, unprecedented experiment in health care was about to take place. What happened?
What We Learned From the Philly Vax Sweepstakes
Members of our department investigated whether a vaccine lottery program in Philadelphia could help increase COVID-19 vaccinations.
Health Officials Advise White House to Scale Back Booster Plan for Now
Top federal health officials have told the White House to scale back a plan to offer coronavirus booster shots to the general public this month, saying that regulators need more time to collect and review all the necessary data, according to people familiar with the discussion.
MedPAC considers one-time funding boosts for Medicare in 2023 due to COVID-19 confusion
A key Medicare advisory panel is debating one-time funding boosts to providers for 2023 due to questions on how COVID-19 has permanently impacted the healthcare industry.
The research keeps coming about how governors hurt their states when they cut off unemployment benefits early
Americans who've already lost unemployment benefits aren't going back to work in droves — instead they are spending less and may not be getting enough to eat.
Privacy in the Brain: The Ethics of Neurotechnology
Anna Wexler, an assistant professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, has focused on these direct-to-consumer devices, which not so long ago, were mainly the preserve of DIY brain hackers.
Ex-Obama Health Advisor Says Covid Is Far From Dying Out in U.S., So Masks Remain Necessary
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel said it's important for people to keep wearing face coverings until a larger percentage of the U.S. population has received a Covid vaccine.
Delta Airlines’ $200 charge to unvaccinated employees puts penalty power to the test
Delta Airlines said the average hospital stay for an employee sick with COVID-19 costs the company $50,000.
Shouldn't Docs Who Spread False COVID Info Lose Their Licenses?
Across the country, state medical licensing boards and state and national medical associations are struggling with how to respond to scientifically baseless public statements about COVID-19 by some physicians.
The wicked problem of booster shots for Americans | Expert Opinion
We’ll likely need booster shots, but right now we should prioritize unvaccinated people around the world.
Seeking Early Signals of Dementia in Driving and Credit Scores
The pathologies underlying brain decline can begin years before symptoms emerge. Can everyday behavior provide warning?