Health Sciences

Public knowledge varies greatly on flu and COVID-19

The latest Annenberg Public Health and Knowledge Survey finds the answers to eight survey questions—four for the flu and four for COVID—have the strongest ability to independently predict individual vaccine willingness.

From the Annenberg Public Policy Center

Learning about resilience to stress

PURM students spent the summer researching the neurobiology of stress resilience in the lab of Seema Bhatnagar, anesthesiology and critical care professor in the Perelman School of Medicine.

Erica Moser

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Medicine had steady financial results in first half of fiscal 2024

Penn Medicine reported a small increase in profitability in the six months ending Dec. 31, with remarks from Keith Kasper.


Yahoo! Finance

Most Americans flunk when it comes to retirement literacy, study finds

Rachel M. Werner of the Leonard Davis Institute, Wharton School, and Perelman School of Medicine says that the U.S. lacks any sort of comprehensive approach to funding for long-term care.


Posts mislead about COVID-19 vaccine safety with out-of-context clip of FDA official

Jeffrey S. Morris of the Perelman School of Medicine says that many adverse medical events, even those clearly unrelated to vaccines, have been reported an order of magnitude more for COVID vaccines during the pandemic than any time before.



Why do I pee so much at night? What nocturia means about your health

Jennifer Lloyd-Harris of the Perelman School of Medicine says that nocturia, or nighttime urination, is one of the most common things that brings men and women to the urologist.



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.