Health Sciences

Health Insurance as an Investment to Cover Young Adults

PHILADELPHIA -- Could offering a cash bonus for not consuming more than a threshold value of medical care hold the key to providing health insurance for 19-29 year olds, the so-called “young invincibles” who account for nearly half of all uninsured adults?

Jeanne Leong



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Associated Press

Penn Medicine eliminating sugary drinks in facilities

Ralph Muller of Penn Medicine discussed the hospital system’s recent announcement regarding the phasing out of sugary drink sales.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Cancer ‘drones’ in blood weaken immune system, Penn scientists show

Wei Guo of the School of Arts and Sciences and George Xu of the Perelman School of Medicine discussed their team’s cancer research. “Tumor cells are smarter than we thought,” said Guo.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Hyperbaric oxygen: The mysterious therapy that saved a cancer survivor from radiation side effects

Hyperbaric therapy is controversial, according to Matthew Kelly of HUP, largely because “it’s expensive, and some practitioners overuse it, which gives a black eye to the field.” However, for some patients, the oxygen-rich environment can promote healing and fight infection.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

An ICU patient, a medical resident, and an enduring bond

Neil Ray, an emergency medicine resident at HUP, wrote about a relationship that challenged him to connect more deeply with his patients.

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The New York Times

Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Peter Reese led a 20-patient study that found that hepatitis C-infected kidneys can be safely transplanted into recipients without transmitting the disease.

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