Health Sciences

How a brain tumor helped a cyclist change his life

In 2019, Chris Baccash was diagnosed with a a slow-growing malignant brain tumor. In 2021, after completing a grueling 100-mile cycling race up the Rockies, he started graduate school at Penn for a master’s degree in positive psychology.

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Monkeypox: What is known and unknown

The current outbreak of monkeypox is showing no sign of slowing. Stuart Isaacs of the Perelman School of Medicine, an expert on poxviruses, sheds light on the disease, its prevention and treatment, and what to watch for this fall.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Medicine teams with Independence Blue Cross on primary care venture

Penn Medicine is investing in Independence Blue Cross subsidiary Tandigm Health and adding primary care doctors to Tandigm’s systems, with a statement from CEO Kevin Mahoney.

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NPR

Pfizer and Moderna seek authorization of omicron booster for kids ages 5-11

Paul Offit of the Perelman School of Medicine says that uncertain benefits for children and lack of historical data on bivalent vaccines might not justify pediatric authorizations for omicron boosters.

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Tallahassee Democrat

FSU awarded grant for ‘mystery shopper’ research to reduce HIV infections in young adults

José Bauermeister of the School of Nursing will assist a Florida State University team in developing research on HIV clinics to decrease infection rates among young gay men.

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The Guardian

Biden’s claim that COVID pandemic is over sparks debate over future

PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel says that President Biden’s remarks reflect the general population’s current disregard of masks and pandemic precautions.

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SciTechDaily

New treatment target could counter bone loss

A study from Shuying (Sheri) Yang of the School of Dental Medicine and colleagues identified a protein that regulates osteoclasts, the cells that break down bone, which may pave the way for new treatments that prevent bone loss.

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