How to motivate heart disease patients to exercise? Pay them.
Financial incentives and wearable devices lead to increased exercise for high-risk patients with heart disease.
Why does sleep deprivation affect cognitive function of some more than others?
The key may be microRNAs, small non-coding RNAs that help regulate gene expression, according to a study from Penn Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Let the sunshine in
Our circadian rhythms need exposure to full spectrum natural light to stay in sync with the external environment. Limiting our access to natural lightwaves leaves our bodies out of balance.
One in four Americans develops insomnia each year
About 25 percent of Americans experience acute insomnia each year, but about 75 percent of these individuals recover without developing persistent poor sleep or chronic insomnia.
Making an IMPaCT on community health services
Training community members as healthcare liaisons originated as an Innovation Accelerator at Penn, and is now a branded product on the health care market across the country.
Running with heart: How the body handles a marathon
It’s go-time for everyone training for the 122nd Boston Marathon. With proper training, running a marathon is not exactly dangerous per se, but it does have a considerable impact on the heart and arteries.
Student-led Campus Conversation kicks off Mental Wellness Awareness Week
A panel of undergraduate and graduate students address stresses of college life, and what resources are available to help bolster their health and wellness.
Mental wellness week: Collaborating to advance well-being
Penn Wellness, a student-run organization, is hosting a series of events dedicated to increasing awareness of mental health issues and how anyone can help. It begins with a Campus Conversation and includes free yoga sessions, intervention training, discussions on mental health, Take Back the Night, and more.
Limiting training hours makes medical residents happier, but not better, trainees
Capping first-year medical resident hours may make for happier trainees, but directors and patients may be negatively affected.
Taking steps to improve activity-tracking results
Activity-tracking devices like Fitbit are all the rage, but rarely used. A Penn Medicine health incentive expert explains why, and offers solutions.
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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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