The transforming power of global aid on health care—and care giving
Foreign aid makes up close to half of Mozambique’s national health care budget. In a new book, Ramah McKay of the School of Arts and Science lends a critical eye toward how this influx of global health dollars is felt on the ground, by caregivers and patients alike.
‘Candy aspirin,’ safety caps, and the history of children’s drugs
When St. Joseph Aspirin for Children was introduced in the 1940s, it was formulated to be attractive in taste and color to its young audience. Dubbed “candy aspirin,” the product became popular—fast. As a consequence, aspirin poisonings of children under five skyrocketed.
Two Penn professors named Guggenheim Fellows
The School of Arts and Sciences’ Charles Yang and Charles L. Bosk, also of the Perelman School of Medicine, have been named Guggenheim Fellows.
Second lady of Ghana visits Penn
The second lady of Ghana, Hajia Samira Bawumia, spoke to an energized room in Penn Nursing’s Fagin Hall about what’s needed to forge ahead on the road to progress on the African continent as a whole and in her home country.
Dismantling health disparities in Philadelphia and beyond
Community health workers can help patients in ways others can’t—but these programs haven’t always been successful. One program reversed that trend and is a national model.
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Despite Push for a Universal Flu Vaccine, the ‘Holy Grail’ Stays Out of Reach
Scott Hensley of the Perelman School of Medicine reacts to news that Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey has introduced a $1 billion bill to fund the search for a universal flu vaccine.
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Make America Healthy Again: Rethinking the Federal Budget to Improve Our Health
HUP physician James D. Park proposed that U.S. lawmakers would be wise to expand and support social programs in order to achieve better health outcomes for low-income individuals.
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