False belief in MMR vaccine-autism link endures as measles threat persists

As measles cases rise across the United States and vaccination rates for the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine continue to fall, a new survey finds that a quarter of U.S. adults do not know that claims that the MMR vaccine causes autism are false.

From the Annenberg Public Policy Center

Trust and equity in emergency departments

Penn Medicine is working to improve the emergency department experience for all patients, including those with distrust of the medical system at large.

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Los Angeles Times

Opinion: Native Americans face huge healthcare disparities. Here’s a way to help close the gaps

Lauren Eberly of the Leonard Davis Institute and Perelman School of Medicine used a proactive telehealth program to improve access to care for Native American communities.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Breast cancer strikes young Black women at alarming rate

Oluwadamilola “Lola” Fayanju of the Perelman School of Medicine analyzes the factors causing breast cancer to affect younger women.


Everyday Health

Hot days can raise body temperature and strain the heart

Sameed Khatana of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study of the effects of heat exposure on the heart and body temperature.


Huffington Post

Vets share the most common signs of Lyme disease in dogs

According to Penn Medicine, signs of Lyme disease in people include joint pain, fever, chills, stiff neck, and headache.


The Washington Post

A salty diet may increase eczema in adults, study finds

Bruce Brod of the Perelman School of Medicine says that atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is most common in children and deals with the dysfunction of the skin barrier.


U.S. News & World Report

What younger men should know about prostate cancer

Richard Wender of the Perelman School of Medicine says that pain symptoms may be a sign that prostate cancer has progressed to a later stage or indicate a different issue altogether.