Healthcare Stocks Rise as Trump Talks New Price Disclosure Rules for Hospitals and Insurers
The stock reaction to Trump’s rule means hospitals and insurers “aren’t very afraid,” said Zeke Emanuel, a medical doctor and former White House health-care advisor.
Could Taxing Sugary Drinks Help Combat Health Problems?
Can raising the price of these drinks really make a dent in obesity, diabetes, and other ailments?
CAR-T Costs 'Not Sustainable' for Hospitals, Researchers Say
A breakthrough therapy to treat certain advanced blood cancers, known as chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, has shown promising results — even complete remissions in some patients — but its costs aren't sustainable for hospitals, which stand to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars per treatment, according to a commentary published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
National Living Kidney Donor Registry to Be Launched in US
The first national living donor registry for kidneys is soon to be launched in the United States by Donate Life America.
Pushing Medical Science Forward, with Bioethics
Alongside Nursing Dean Antonia M. Villarruel, Penn President Amy Gutmann and PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno discussed their new book “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die” at the Smilow Center for Translational Research.
Medicare for All: Would It Work? And Who Would Pay?
Penn's Ezekiel (Zeke) Emanuel discusses whether Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All plan would work.
NIA Awards Kevin Volpp and Scott Halpern 2 Roybal Centers
The National Institute on Aging has awarded Roybal Centers to Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, and Scott Halpern, MD, PhD, MBE, to design interventions to reduce premature aging.
Advancing Algorithmic Care
The keynote lecture was delivered by Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor Ezekiel Emanuel, whose main message to the audience was “We must be humble,” emphasized that AI must be seen as supplementing physician care, not replacing it.
A New Center at Penn will Study Palliative Care for People with Dementia
A new grant from the National Institutes on Aging is funding the creation of a research center at the University of Pennsylvania devoted to improving palliative care for people with dementia living in facilities.
President Trump Proposes Measures to Help Living Kidney Donors
Donating a kidney can be an expensive endeavor for Americans. President Trump is proposing a plan to compensate donors for out-of-pocket costs.
Signs of Dementia: 8 Tips For Talking to Your Older Parents
When a parent begins to exhibit early signs of dementia or Alzeimer's, it's difficult for families to address it. These tips will make the process easier.
'Don't Screw Anything Up': The Epidemic of Imposter Syndrome
Physicians who are subject to imposter syndrome may internalize criticism and externalize success.
The Movie ‘Blade Runner’ Was Set In November 2019. So, Have You Seen Any Replicants Lately?
“Blade Runner missed some big things like the internet and cell phones. On the bright side, we haven’t seen actual replicants yet," noted bioethics expert Dominic A. Sisti, PhD.
UPenn Researchers Seek to Combat HIV in South Africa Using Behavioral Insights
Two of our faculty members are leading a team that has proposed to use behavioral insights to end the world’s largest HIV epidemic.
How Elizabeth Warren Plans To Pay For 'Medicare For All'
Elizabeth Warren’s $52 trillion health care plan. We look at the big picture and unpack the details.
Does Warren Have a Plan for the Reaction to Her Medicare For All Plan?
Architect of Obamacare Ezekiel Emanuel helps explain the math behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s long awaited proposal to overhauling health care.
How does Michael Bennet intend to tackle surprise medical billing?
Bennet was being interviewed by Ezekiel Emanuel, vice provost for global initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy.
Penn Medicine Study Helps to Identify Patients in Need of End-of-Life Conversations
A Penn Medicine team has developed a machine learning algorithm that flags patients with cancer who are likely to die within the next six months to encourage patients to have end-of-life conversations with their families and doctors.
The Field Of Health Services Research: Time To Change Its Paradigm
How can health services research better ensure that high-value health care is consistently and affordably provided to different people, communities, and populations?
Holly Fernandez Lynch Named Inaugural Recipient of Baruch A. Brody Award & Lecture in Bioethics
Congratulations to Holly Fernandez Lynch, JD, MBE, who has won the 2019-2020 Baruch A. Brody Award & Lecture in Bioethics from the Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Houston Methodist, and the Rice University Department of Philosophy.