Category: Philadelphia Inquirer

‘Crack baby’ study ends with unexpected but clear result

July 21st, 2013 in 2013, Deborah Frank, Newsmakers, Philadelphia Inquirer, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Deborah Frank, School of Medicine

Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia…

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“You can’t walk into a classroom and tell this kid was exposed and this kid was not.  Unfortunately, there are so many factors that affect poor kids. They have to deal with so much stress and deprivation. We have also found that exposure to violence is a huge factor.”

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Wendy’s plans pretzel burger?!

May 30th, 2013 in 2013, Christopher Muller, Newsmakers, Philadelphia Inquirer, School of Hospitality Administration 0 comments

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Christopher Muller, School of Hospitality Administration

Here’s a fast-food idea that might make Philadelphia mouths water:..

Expert quote:

“This could be a very, very big deal.”

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Boston Marathon amputee victims face physical, mental challenges

April 24th, 2013 in 2013, Jeffrey Kalish, Newsmakers, Philadelphia Inquirer, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Boston Marathon bombing victims who lost their limbs will soon be heading from hospitals to rehabilitation facilities, but their path to recovery is just beginning…

Expert quotes:


“Nearly all of the patients that have lost legs are already walking the halls with physical therapists. It takes a lot of work, it takes a lot of safety, a lot of practice.”


“Recovery from this, psychologically, is a marathon.”

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Extracting the Evidence

April 14th, 2013 in 2013, Caroline Apovian, Newsmakers, Philadelphia Inquirer, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Caroline Apovian, School of Medicine

Green coffee bean extract has been glorified by some as a miraculous, medicinal way to lose weight…

Expert quote:

“I’m not sure that the science has been elucidated, nor am I sure that it has been convincingly shown that green coffee bean extract can help you lose weight. The mechanism of action purportedly is that chlorogenic acid can boost glucose and fat metabolism … [but] there’s not even a study to convincingly show weight loss, let alone a mechanism of action.”

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Jeff Gelles: Keep bad ideas from talks

December 16th, 2012 in 2012, Austin Frakt, Newsmakers, Philadelphia Inquirer, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Austin Frakt, School of Public Health

Sometimes, the veneer of reasonableness is all that’s needed to help bad ideas gain a foothold…

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A healthy partnership when traditional medicine can’t do it all

May 23rd, 2012 in 2012, Barry Zuckerman, Newsmakers, Philadelphia Inquirer, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Barry Zuckerman, School of Medicine

Our clinic recently saw a mother whose 5-year-old daughter has severe, persistent asthma…

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Young athletes growing mindful of concussion danger

February 12th, 2012 in 2012, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, Philadelphia Inquirer, Robert Cantu, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Cantu, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

The debate and discussion over concussions and their consequences have moved beyond the spotlight of professional sports…

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Leaded lipstick: How much is too much?

February 9th, 2012 in 2012, Newsmakers, Philadelphia Inquirer, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Sean Palfrey 0 comments

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Sean Palfrey, School of Medicine, School of Public Health

Lead is in many lipsticks. But is that okay?…

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The risks from overusing tanning salons

January 30th, 2012 in 2012, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, Philadelphia Inquirer, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

When Jessica Lilley was 15, she made her debut at a tanning salon…

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Talks about Hamilton, Bucks slave in free lecture series

January 23rd, 2012 in 2012, Brendan McConville, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Philadelphia Inquirer 0 comments

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Brendan McConville, College of Arts & Sciences

Alexander Hamilton and the life of a Bucks County slave will be two of the subjects of the winter-spring lecture series at the David Library of the American Revolution in Washington Crossing…

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