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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Penn Sports Medicine Gets Patients Back in the Game

The physicians at the Penn Sports Medicine Center understand how devastating injuries can be for athletes. Regardless of age or skill level, when athletes suffer an injury, the Penn Sports Medicine team’s main focus is to help them recover, get off the bench and back into the game as quickly as possible.

The Penn Sports Medicine Center treats individuals with a wide variety of injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and rotator cuff tears. The team develops an individualized treatment plan for every patient and educates patients to prevent future injuries. The team is also dedicated to researching new advances in surgical and rehabilitation techniques to provide the best possible treatment options for patients.

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Give the Gift of Health

An extraordinary preventive medicine program, the Penn Center for Executive Health is the only program in Philadelphia that offers comprehensive medical evaluation, diagnostic testing, detailed results and a personalized care plan – all in one day. The gift of health is invaluable. Give a friend or loved one a gift certificate to the Penn Center for Executive Health so they can make good health a lifelong priority.

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Free Text Messages for Maternal and Child Health

Mothers who are interested in helpful information about living a healthy pregnancy and taking good care of their newborn can sign up for a free text message service called "text4baby." Penn Medicine is proud to partner with the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition to offer the free mobile information service. For free, weekly text messages timed to a woman’s due date or baby's date of birth, text B-A-B-Y to 5-1-1-4-1-1 or envia BEBE al 5-1-1-4-1-1 para EspaƱol.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Future of Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which the body either does not produce enough insulin or does not effectively use the insulin it produces. People with diabetes often take insulin, a hormone that converts food into energy, to control high blood sugar. As the fastest growing disease in the United States, someone develops diabetes every 20 seconds. In the Philadelphia region the risk of having diabetes is even greater than in other major cities.


In honor of American Diabetes Month, the Penn Medicine Institute for Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism is proud to host the educational event, The Future of Diabetes: Reversing Trends, Promoting Health and Finding a Cure on Thursday, November 11. At the event, a panel of Penn Medicine experts and Philadelphia city officials discuss the current state of diabetes care and what the future holds for diabetes treatment.

Penn's Abramson Cancer Center Hailed as ‘Exceptional’ by NCI

Penn's Abramson Cancer Center has been rated "exceptional" by the National Cancer Institute. During a competitive, peer-review process that evaluates applications according to merit, the Abramson Cancer Center was recognized for its:
  • High quality of cancer research
  • State-of-the-art research and patient-care facilities\
  • Experienced scientific leadership
  • Level of collaboration and translation of science to innovative cancer care
The Abramson Cancer Center’s commitment to research provides cancer patients with access to more clinical trials and the most advanced treatment options.

Ranked by U.S.News & World Report as best for cancer care in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, and among the top in the nation, the Abramson Cancer Center has more ways to save patients’ lives.

Penn Medicine Valley Forge Presents: Sports-Related Concussions

Matthew Lewullis, DO, discusses sports-related concussions in a special program at Penn Medicine Valley Forge on Nov. 17, 2010. Dr. Lewullis is a sports medicine physician with expertise in managing sports-related concussions. He sees patients exclusively at Penn Medicine Valley Forge. The seminar provides helpful information to anyone involved in sports, including parents, athletes, coaches and trainers. Topics to be discussed include:


  • Recognizing concussions
  • Use of neurocognitive computer testing
  • Safety and long-term implications of head injuries
  • Research and the future of concussions in sports



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