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22 min ago |

Accused hospital shooter had history of mental illness, arrests, records show

The patient who allegedly opened fire on a caseworker and psychiatrist in a small office at a unit of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Delaware County had a long history of mental illness and several previous encounters with law-enforcement, according to police and court records.


Related Topix: Delaware County, PA, Darby Township, PA, Upper Darby, PA, Darby, PA

4 hrs ago | Medical News

Medical students' perceptions of health policy education improving: Study

Students graduating from U.S. medical schools in 2012 feel they've received a better education in health policy issues than graduates surveyed in 2008, according to a multi-center study led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and published online this month in Academic Medicine .


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Medicine, Health

8 hrs ago | Medical News

Incisionless TAVR surgery cuts length of hospital stay by 30%

New research from Penn Medicine shows that incisionless transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgery cuts length of hospital stay by 30 percent and has no impact on post-operative vascular complication rates when compared with conventional transfemoral TAVR, which requires an incision in the groin.


Related Topix: Circulation, Medicine, Health

9 hrs ago | MyFoxPhilly

7-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Runs The Bases At Citizens Bank Park

A 7-year-old girl who lives with a debilitating illness has the heart of a champion.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Darby, PA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Business Journal

Philly Dev Camp kicks off with help from city fund

Zoe Goldberg , a soon-to-be senior at the University of Pennsylvania , has summer plans quite unusual for a typical 21-year-old.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania

Science Daily

Atomic structure of key muscle component revealed

Adding to the growing fundamental understanding of the machinery of muscle cells, a group of biophysicists describe -- in minute detail -- how actin filaments are stabilized at one of their ends to form a basic muscle structure called the sarcomere.


Hispanic Business

Findings from University of Pennsylvania in the Area of Applied...

The phenomenon is well known in liquid crystals and biomembranes but has received less attention in hard materials such as ceramics."


NBC Dallas

3 Shot, 1 Fatally, at Pa. Hospital

SkyForce10 was live over the scene of a shooting at a wellness center in Darby, Delaware County.


Related Topix: Delaware County, PA, Darby, PA, Lansdowne, PA

Jerusalem Post

The Human Spirit: Music and missiles

As the evening of music approaches, missiles are being fired at Tel Aviv. It feels right, even patriotic to go.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Classical, Isaac Stern, Opinion

Erie Times News

Teen aims for Lake Erie swim record Friday

If weather and water conditions are right, Annaleise Carr will enter the water at Presque Isle State Park Friday at 10 a.m. and swim to Port Dover, near her home in Norfolk County, Ontario.

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Related Topix: Erie, PA, Canada, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, North East, PA

The Austin Chronicle

'Kasey Short: 5 Plus Hearts'

The artist's comparison of war and violence with spectator sport holds promise, though not all the work is equally strong Kasey Short's solo exhibition sets up a loose comparison of war and violence with spectator sport and other American institutions.


Wed Jul 23, 2014

New Yorker

Video: An Unnecessary Cut?

The most common operating-room procedure in the United States is the Cesarean section.


Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York


Half Of Teachers Leave The Job After Five Years. Here's What To Do About It

Amid intense debate about new education standards, and teacher tenure and pay, the Alliance for Excellent Education has turned the focus to new teachers -- and their tendency to quit.


JD Journal

Penn Law Names Jeffrey Vagle Executive Director of CTIC

Jeffrey Vagle has been appointed as the first Executive Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, according to a press release from the school.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Temple University, Boston University

Francis: Should You Feel Guilty About Privilege?

On Monday, I lead three rotational sessions about journalism and black feminism at the University of Pennsylvania's Social Justice Research Institute .


George Kerevan: Miliband seeks US link dividends

It is a rite of passage that aspirant British prime ministers seek an audience with the incumbent of the White House.


Related Topix: Conservatives (UK), Labour Party (UK), 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, George Bush

Medical News Today

Enzyme lost in 100 percent of kidney tumors analyzed

In an analysis of small molecules called metabolites used by the body to make fuel in normal and cancerous cells in human kidney tissue, a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania identified an enzyme key to applying the brakes on tumor growth.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Kidney Cancer, Health

Deming Headlight

NMSU students maneuver concrete canoe

LAS CRUCES, N.M. >> New Mexico State University's concrete canoe team placed 13th of 23 other universities that competed at the American Society of Civil Engineers National Concrete Canoe Competition.


Related Topix: Las Cruces, NM, New Mexico State University, Hernandez, NM, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Science Daily

Why consumers choose high-effort products

Stuck in traffic? On hold for what seems like an eternity? Consumers often face situations that undermine their feelings of control.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS

The Island Packet

Historically black colleges face uncertain future

Three days before Payton Wilkins returned home to Detroit last May with a bachelor's degree, his cousin was arrested for selling heroin and crack cocaine.


Related Topix: Dillard University, South Carolina State University, Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC