Health Sciences

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.

In the News

The New York Times

Married People Less Likely to Die From Melanoma

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Giorgos C. Karakousis proposed that dermatologists might compensate for the disparity in skin cancer mortality rates by “suggesting more frequent visits for single people.”



How to Get Your FOMO Under Control

Seth J. Gillihan of the Perelman School of Medicine advised readers experiencing FOMO, or fear of missing out, to work on developing mindfulness and to take space from social media.


Foreign Affairs

Keep CRISPR Safe

President Amy Gutmann and PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences co-authored an article emphasizing the importance of letting “global scientific and biological ethics communities” lead the charge in facilitating the implementation of gene-editing technology.


Inside Higher Ed

Confronting the Opioid Crisis

Ph.D. candidate Clare Whitney of the School of Nursing counters the narrative that access to naloxone, which can rapidly reverse opioid overdose, encourages addicts to continue using. Whitney explained that naloxone isn’t the problem; access to proper care is.


USA Today

The Toll of Distracted Driving Hits Home for Washington Township Family

Catherine MacDonald of the School of Nursing and CHOP discussed the gap between teens’ use of cellphones while behind the wheel and their awareness of the activity’s dangers. She recommended that parents implement stricter rules about distracted driving.