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Penn's School of Medicine, Nation's Oldest, Turns 250

What is now officially known as Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is celebrating the school's 250th anniversary this month. It's out with a new book commemorating that history. »

Depression Raises Risk for Parkinson's, Study Says

People who suffer from depression were much more likely to develop Parkinson's disease later in their lives, according to a new study that strengthens the theory that depression and Parkinson's are linked,... »

Ex-Nurses Face Charges Over Tight Bandage, Gangrene

Seven former nurses have been charged with criminal neglect in the case of a woman who needed her hand amputated after a broken finger wasn't treated properly, officials announced Tuesday. »

J&J Pays Millions to Settle Antipsychotic Drug Suit

Court filings show pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $7.8 million to settle a lawsuit over how the company marketed an antipsychotic drug to Arkansas doctors. »

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Alzheimer's Simulator Helps Caretakers Understand the Disease

Alzheimer's can be difficult to understand for those who do not suffer from the disease. A senior living center in Kentucky is helping caretakers of those diagnosed with the condition better understand it with a... »

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Michelle Obama Packs a Punch With 5 Workout Tips

Five years after launching her Let’s Move campaign to fight childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama released a short video on Twitter with five tips for healthier living. »

Philly University to Get 'Digital Dentistry' Center

Digital dentistry, under the broadest of definitions, refers to any dental technology or device that incorporates digital or computer-controlled components into patient care. »

Pa. Prepares for Possible Arrival of Deadly Bird Flu

The avian influenza strain that has decimated flocks of chickens and turkeys in the western United States has not yet made it to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Delaware. But officials here are on edge, canceling... »

Temple Med School Expands Affiliation With Hospital

Temple University School of Medicine signed a deal to have Lancaster General Hospital become a major clinical teaching site for Temple medical students. »

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