Penn Medicine News Blog Archive: Men's Health

Brain Injury Revisited

By John Shea | October 14, 2015 | Comments image from

Image by Graham Perry This summer, one of the National Football League’s most honored linebackers, Junior Seau, was inducted into the league’s Hall of Fame -- posthumously. The Dallas Morning News described him as “probably the most dynamic player of his era.” But only Seau’s family attended the induction: the... Read more

Designs and Redesigns

By John Shea | November 10, 2014 | Comments Cover

With the Fall 2014 issue of Penn Medicine, we unveiled a redesigned magazine. Graham Perry of NCS Studios remains our designer, but he and his colleagues have introduced a new look to our pages. Many photos are now run larger; the body text has changed; most articles are now set... Read more

Cancer in Waiting: Latency in Viral-Based Cancer Explained

By Karen Kreeger | February 18, 2014 | Comments image from

The lab of Erle Robertson, Ph.D., professor of Microbiology, and program leader of Tumor Virology at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center, has been studying how Kaposi’s Sarcoma-associated Herpes Virus (KSHV) subverts normal cell machinery to cause cancer for more than a decade. Read more

Behind the Scenes of the Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery Chosen by Dr. Drew

By Greg Richter | October 10, 2013 | Comments IMG_4757

On his HLN show “Dr. Drew On Call,” Dr. Drew Pinsky, famous for sharing advice on sexual health, addiction, and other issues on his numerous TV shows, recently chronicled his journey with prostate cancer. Drew’s story began with a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test, a urine check, and an ultrasound... Read more

Penn Medicine Researchers Take a Closer Look at Sleep and Heart Health

By Jessica Mikulski | March 4, 2013 | Comments Iheartsleeping

When most people think about ways to improve their heart health, they consider eating a healthier diet, getting some additional exercise, and possibly sipping a glass of red wine each night. But few people really consider the complex role that sleep – yes, sleep – plays in their overall cardiovascular... Read more

Heart Month Wrap Up: Hot Topics

By Jessica Mikulski | February 28, 2013 | Comments Jessup_AHA official photo

Mariell Jessup, MD To celebrate February as American Heart Month, the News Blog is highlighting some of the latest heart-centric news and stories from all areas of Penn Medicine. As we wrap-up our Heart Month blog post series, I asked Penn Medicine’s Mariell Jessup, MD, medical director of the Heart... Read more

Lasso It Up: How a Rodeo Roping Technique Can Help Treat an Age-old Heart Ailment

By Olivia Fermano | February 19, 2013 | Comments Cowboy Lasso Image

To celebrate February as American Heart Month, the News Blog is highlighting some of the latest heart-centric news and stories from all areas of Penn Medicine. At first pass, lariat seems like just a hifalutin' word for the more down-to-earth, lasso – a long, noosed rope. For most, either word... Read more

Penn Medicine 2012 Year in Review

By Jessica Mikulski | December 31, 2012 | Comments Yearinreview

Taking a look back, 2012 has been a year marked by breakthroughs in medical research, system-wide growth, and landmark philanthropic support for Penn Medicine. As we set our sights on the year ahead, we also celebrate the past year's accomplishments and give thanks to the outstanding faculty, staff, and students...

A New Use for an Existing Technology Improves the Lives of Incontinence Sufferers

By Olivia Fermano | September 11, 2012 | Comments

Life is full of embarrassing moments. Who among us hasn’t suffered the mild mortification of unknowingly walking around with toilet paper trailing from a shoe? Or an unzipped fly? How many of us know what it’s like to emerge from an underwater dive only to discover that part of our... Read more

The CPAP Conundrum

By Jessica Mikulski | August 17, 2012 | Comments SleepingCouple

To CPAP or not to CPAP, that is the question that an estimated 100 million Americans who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) might face in their quest for a better night's sleep. And for many of these patients, this CPAP conundrum -- whether or not and when to wear... Read more

As Cancer Treatments Surge Ahead, Need for Survivorship Care Grows

By Holly Auer | June 7, 2012 | Comments

As doctors and medical researchers discover more effective cancer drugs that extend survival and increasingly, turn certain cancers into chronic conditions rather than certain deaths, cancer survivorship care is becoming an increasing focus for patients and doctors in specialties of all kinds. Read more

Deck the Halls, but for Heart Health, Don’t Over Indulge This Holiday Season

By Jessica Mikulski | December 7, 2011 | Comments Holiday-drinks(3)

An extra serving of turkey and stuffing, one too many glasses of eggnog or wine: The holidays have a special way of enticing us to overindulge in our favorite foods and drinks. But for some people, that extra piece of pie can lead to some scary, heart-related symptoms. Around this... Read more

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