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After his wife died, he joined nurses to push for new staffing rules in hospitals

Karen Lasater of the School of Nursing and Leonard Davis Institute says that the nursing shortage crisis is rooted in unsafe staffing ratios at hospitals.


Daily Mail (U.K.)

ADHD may have evolved more than 12,000 years ago as an advantage for foragers, study claims

A study led by David Barack of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that ADHD may have played a major role in foraging and survival for ancient hunter-gatherers.


Associated Press

A brain pacemaker helped a woman with crippling depression. It may soon be available to more people

Stanley Caroff of the Perelman School of Medicine says that scientists still don’t know the exact pathways or mechanisms in the brain that produce depression, making it hard to pick a site for deep brain stimulation.


Fox 29 (Philadelphia)

Potential mpox exposure at school in Port Richmond causes parents to worry: What to know about the virus

Michael Cirigliano of the Perelman School of Medicine says that monkeypox spreads mostly through skin-to-skin contact, though the risk of exposure in normal settings is low.


Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia Union has a new sponsorship deal with local health system

Penn Medicine has entered into a multiyear partnership with the Philadelphia Union soccer team, featuring remarks from CEO Kevin B. Mahoney.