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Fat – No Longer a Dietary Dirty Word


For more than a few decades the medical community told us that fat was bad. Much maligned, fat was deemed enemy number one of hearts and brains as well as waistlines. 

What’s New spoke with Dean G. Karalis, MD, FACC, FNLAdirector of Preventive Cardiology at Pennsylvania Hospital, and a clinical professor of Medicine at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, to explore recent research showing how the tide against some fats is turning – and what it all means for both physicians and patients.

It had been thought that saturated fat – animal-based fats such as those found in dairy products and red meat – was the enemy of all circulatory systems. Thus, the medical community recommended a low-fat diet to prevent cardiovascular disease for decades. Now, this no longer holds true.

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PAH Cardiologist Named President Elect of the NE Chapter of the NLA

Dean G. Karalis, MD, FACC, FNLA,director of Preventive Cardiology, atPAH, and a clinical professor of Medicine at Penn’sPerelman School of Medicine, has been named the president elect of theNortheast Lipid Associationof the National Lipid...Full story

Open Access to Families and Visitors of Intermediate and Critical Care Unit Patients

There’s a new policy in town! Relationship Based Care is the professional practice model that guides nursing care at Pennsylvania Hospital. The central and primary focus of this model is the presence and involvement of patient families in...Full story

Penn Medicine Experience Week Events

Be Someone's Umbrella
Join in the celebration of the first ever Penn Medicine Experience Week at PAH this October 5th through 9th! The theme is “Be Someone’s Umbrella” and the purpose of the week is to raise awareness of our commitment to improving the patien...Full story

Please Welcome…

Penn Medicine and PAH are pleased to welcome Stacey K. Ugras, MD, an assistant professor of Clinical Surgery, to the division of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery. Ungas received a medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College and compl...Full story

Be a Health Literacy Hero!

October is Health Literacy Month. The PAH Patient and Family Education/Health Literacy Committee is hosting our colleagues from Chester County Hospital for “Be a Health Literacy Hero” presentation on Tuesday, October 13th from 10 to 11 a.m....Full story

Nominations for Master Clinicians

Academy of Master Clinicians
Launched in 2013, the Academy of Master Clinicians recognizes those Penn Medicine clinicians who exemplify the highest standards of clinical excellence, humanism and professionalism. To date, 36 physicians have been selected through a rig...Full story

Honoring Our ICN Graduates

2015 ICN Reunion
On Saturday, October 10th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., friends of PAH, physicians, nursing staff and families who have journeyed through the PAH Intensive Care Nursery will gather in the Elm Garden to honor our ICN “graduates” at the 2015 ICN...Full story

2015 Penn’s Way Campaign

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The 2015 Penn’s Way campaign kicks off October 5th and runs through November 20th. This year our theme – Giving is Penn’s Way – reflects the support and dedication given to health care and out community, children and education, arts and c...Full story

New Knowledge Link Training Opportunities

A new offering for UPHS employees in Knowledge Link will help employees get up to speed on the changes coming for ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition). This standard coding system assigns unique codes for substa...Full story

What’s Happening – Your resource for events and happenings throughout PAH and Penn Medicine

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October 24 Team Penn Medicine at the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk October – November 2015NEW EVENT! Penn Museum Calendar of Events Penn Program for Mindfulness FALL 2015 Course Offerings October 6, 12, 19 26Penn Bas...Full story


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