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“A Warning Bell About Vaccine Fear-Mongering”

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Arthur Caplan, PhD, director of the Center for Bioethics in the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, last week challenged Michele Bachmann to produce evidence to back up her televised claims that the HPV vaccine – which prevents the strains of the virus that cause cervical cancer -- has "very dangerous consequences" including causing “mental retardation.”

An Adventure Comes to an End: Lessons Learned from Botswana

In her final post for the blog series, Perelman School of Medicine student Hayley Goldbach reflects on what she learned during her trip with the Botswana-UPenn Partnership and how the experience has changed her life. We’re glad to have Hayley back on Penn’s campus and thrilled that she shared her...

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