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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Penn Epilepsy Center - Hope for Patients with Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic, debilitating neurological disorder that is characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Approximately 0.5 to 1 percent of the population has epilepsy. For people with epilepsy, seizures can occur at any time and often without warning. The frequency of seizures varies from once a year to multiple seizures a day depending on the person. Epileptic seizures can have far-reaching implications on a person’s quality of life.

The Penn Epilepsy Center provides the highest standard of care to patients with epilepsy and related problems. The center offers a full continuum of care including state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, cutting-edge research, medical treatments, surgery, and support services to patients with epilepsy. The Penn Epilepsy Center offers both outpatient evaluation and inpatient care.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Help Patients. Give Blood!

The Penn Medicine Blood Donation Center recently opened at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Located on the Penn Tower bridge level, the center ensures a continuous, uninterrupted supply of blood for Penn Medicine patients. One out of every 10 hospital patients needs a blood transfusion, and they depend on the generosity of Penn Medicine patients, visitors and staff. To donate blood, call 800-789-PENN (7366). Walk-in appointments are welcome and will be accommodated as quickly as possible.

Donate Blood

Lose the Weight and Gain Yourself

If you have lost weight only to regain it over and over again, or are thinking about weight loss surgery, it’s time to get your questions answered. Join Penn Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program surgeons and staff at a free information session in your community. All programs are held from 7-8:30 pm at the following locations.

Penn Medicine Radnor
  • February 16
  • March 30
  • April 20
Penn Medicine Cherry Hill
  • February 24
  • March 24
  • April 28
Penn Medicine Bucks County
  • February 3
  • March 3
  • April 7
Program surgeons and staff answer patients’ questions about weight loss surgery and discuss the latest treatment options. Information sessions are free, but registration is required. To register, please call 800-789-PENN (7366).
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