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(Dr. Larry Kaiser, dean of Temple University's medical school, examines items from a 1930 time capsule recovered on campus.  Photo by John McDevitt)

At Temple University, A Glimpse Into The Medical School’s Past

Eighty-four years ago, artifacts were placed into a tin box and placed behind the building’s cornerstone.

10/24/2014

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Doctor Warns That Itchy Skin Spot May Suggest More Investigation

Dermatologists trying to determine which skin lesions need testing first should ask patients how those patches feel.

08/05/2014

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Long, Snowy Winter Blamed For Early Allergy Season

It’s already annoying and it’s going to be a bad year for allergies.

04/01/2014

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Temple Researchers Find Early Success In Method To Prevent Future Damage After Heart Attack

Patients who suffer heart damage from a heart attack can have problems such as heart failure years later. Researchers want to prevent that outcome.

09/14/2013

The Reebok Check Light measures impact to help determine if an athlete has a concussion. (Credit: Reebok)

Concussion Diagnosis Getting Tech Boost

About 3.8 million sports-related concussion-type injuries occur in the US each year, with very few of those who suffer them ever getting checked out at hospital.

06/18/2013

Health

Local Research Finds Link Between Epilepsy, HPV

A professor at Temple University’s medical school suspects the virus is transmitted from mother to baby during development, and if a medical treatment is found for cervical cancer, that treatment could be used to treat this type of epilepsy.

02/04/2013

Health

Research Shows Promise In Treating Deadly Form Of Cancer

Gleevec is the drug of choice to treat Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (or CML) but it doesn’t kill the stem cells, leaving some patients at risk for the disease to get worse.

12/10/2012

Hepatitis C Surpasses AIDS As Killer, Hitting Baby-Boom Generations Hardest

A new study indicates that one in every 33 baby boomers has the hepatitis C virus, and many don’t even know they have this liver destroying disease.

02/21/2012

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Former Temple University Eye Doctor Convicted Of Fraud

The former Chair of the Ophthalmology department at the Temple University School of Medicine was convicted on Monday of all 150 counts of fraud against him, crimes authorities charged were motivated by greed and alcohol abuse on the job.

08/22/2011

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Philadelphia Medical Expert Warns Of Treatment-Resistant Head Lice

Parents and schools battling head lice are finding the critters are winning.

04/15/2011

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Former Head of Temple Ophthalmology Dept. Charged With Fraud

A federal grand jury in Philadelphia alleges that Dr. Joseph Kubacki, who specialized in pediatric ophthalmology, was responsible for thousands of false billings between 2002 and 2007.

01/25/2011

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