Kids embrace their inner frog for wellness
Kids Yoga is Penn Medicine Princeton Health’s newest kid-friendly, kid-focused active living program.
Workplace pumping made easier
Listening to employee feedback, Penn Medicine added hospital-grade pumps and doubled its lactation spaces, taking strides to help women meet their breastfeeding goals.
Treating spinal pain with ‘engineered living tissue’ moves closer to reality
A multidisciplinary team at Penn successfully demonstrated the feasibility of an innovative new disc replacement made of living material.
Social media use increases depression and loneliness
Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram may not be great for personal well-being. For the first time, an experimental study shows a causal link between time spent on these social media and increased depression and loneliness.
Breaking the cycle of despair for people with dementia
A new book dissects the challenge of living with the disease for individuals who have it, and for their caregivers.
Campus Conversation to explore wellness in an atmosphere of hate
“A Campus Conversation on Hate and its Aftermath: How to Preserve One’s Wellness in Challenging Times” is being held on Monday, Nov. 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Houston Hall.
Two apps target cancer risk in marginalized populations
The tech-based mobile health interventions from Nursing’s Anne Teitelman focus on preventive health actions, including the HPV vaccine.
Talking #MeToo, one year after bombshell Weinstein allegations
Four women leaders at Penn discuss the impact of the movement and its future on campus and beyond.
Be in the know about your health, and be rewarded
From Human Resources’ 2018-19 “Be in the Know” campaign to details about diabetes, cancer, and other screenings recommended by a Penn Med expert, a breakdown of ways to make healthy living achievable.
Being well and doing well
Benoit Dubé, the chief wellness officer at Penn, Giang T. Nguyen, executive director of Student Health Service, and Meeta Kumar, deputy executive director of CAPS, discuss Penn’s efforts to strengthen and support the health and wellness of students.
In the News
Scientists Isolate Human Lung Progenitor Cells That Repair Alveolar Damage
Edward E. Morrisey, of the Perelman School of Medicine, has co-authored a paper on lung stem cells in mice and humans, which may lead to the development of new strategies for human lung regeneration.
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Improving Family-based Comm. Key to Enhancing Sexual Health Outcomes of GBQ Adolescents
Research by Dalmacio Flores in the School of Nursing has highlighted missed opportunities for sexual-health education between gay, bisexual, or queer adolescent males and their parents.
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