Internal Medicine

Tall people: Your hearts are at risk

The research team reveals a strong link between the genetic variants associated with height and one’s risk for arterial fibrillation, and is among the first to demonstrate that height may be a causal—not correlated—risk factor for the condition.

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In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

E-Cigarettes Disappoint in a Workplace Quit-Smoking Study

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Scott Halpern led a study on the effects of vaping on smoking cessation. Halpern found that e-cigarettes were no more helpful than other stop-smoking tools, and that “the very best way to help them quit is to offer them money.”

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

New Blood Test for Pregnant Women Could Predict Preterm Birth

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Michal Elovitz discussed the results from her research exploring methods for predicting preterm births. The study’s results were published in Science.

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