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Penn Health and Wellness

Monday, August 1, 2011

Fight Skin Damage Caused by Summer Sun

The sun can have harmful effects on skin, especially during the hot summer months. In addition to increasing the risk for skin cancer, sun exposure can lead to skin damage, including premature aging and wrinkles. The best way to avoid sun-damaged skin is to prevent excess sun exposure.

For those already suffering from the sun’s harmful effects, there is good news. There are effective ways to improve the look, feel and health of skin even after the damaged has occurred. Penn Plastic Surgery’s Skin Care Program offers medical-grade treatment options, including chemical peels, intense pulsed light and microdermabrasion, to make skin look healthy and youthful again.

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Cutting-Edge Brain Surgery that is Blade-Free

Gamma Knife® radiosurgery is a powerful and precise surgical option for patients suffering from brain tumors and other serious brain disorders. Requiring no incision, Gamma Knife is non-invasive, effective, safe and only requires mild sedation. It is the optimal treatment choice for a wide variety of conditions including benign and malignant brain tumors, skull base tumors, blood vessel malformations, trigeminal neuralgia and tremor.

Located at Pennsylvania Hospital, the Penn Gamma Knife Center is a regional leader in Gamma Knife radiosurgery. With a level of experience unmatched in the city, the multidisciplinary Gamma Knife team works closely to provide patients with a customized treatment plan designed to meet their unique physical and emotional needs.

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Preventive Cardiovascular Program: Stopping Heart Disease Before it Starts

Penn’s Preventive Cardiovascular Program seeks to prevent the onset, recurrence and progression of heart and vascular disease. The multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and dietitians provides patients with personalized preventive care. The team partners with patients to identify cardiovascular risks and develop customized plans of action that fit their lifestyle. To schedule a cardiovascular risk assessment, please call 800-789-PENN (7366).
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