Health Sciences

Travel tips for breastfeeding mothers

As the traveling season gets underway, experts Diane Spatz and Elizabeth Froh offer advice for breastfeeding and pumping on trains, planes, and automobiles.

Michele W. Berger , Michele W. Berger

What’s the future of blood pressure monitoring?

Blood pressure monitoring is evolving for more convenience, comfort and accessibility, and may feature innovative methods, like customized “smart” sneakers, or by taking a two-minute video selfie.

Penn Today Staff

In the News

Philadelphia Business Journal

Project HOME receives $25M gift, launches opioid abuse initiative with Penn Medicine, Jefferson and Temple Health

Thanks to a $25 million donation, Project HOME will team with Penn Medicine, Jefferson Health, and Temple Health to improve how people experiencing homelessness are treated for opioid abuse disorder, with remarks from Richard C. Wender of the Perelman School of Medicine.


Lancaster Farming

Pennsylvania cows aren’t top producers. Can that change?

Joseph Bender of the School of Veterinary Medicine says that farm size correlates strongly with milk per cow, though bigger farms aren’t necessarily the most profitable.


The New York Times

The most common eating disorder in the U.S. is also the least understood

Kelly Allison of the Perelman School of Medicine says that many people with binge eating disorder eat in secret and grapple with guilt.


Post and Courier

There is middle ground on police reform. Scott, Booker must finish the job

A five-year study by Penn and Yale found that Black people were more than twice as likely to be killed by police than were white people.



Eradicate breast cancer? The hunt for a vaccine looks promising

Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine is leading a trial for a preventive breast cancer vaccine.