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The Medical Minute: Solar Eclipses and Laser Pointers Pose Similar Eye Hazards

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Much attention is focused on the potential dangers that the upcoming solar eclipse will pose to the unprotected eye. But health experts caution there’s at least one other – and more prevalent – way to do lasting damage to one’s vision.
16-Aug-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Organs Fight Infections That Enter Through the Skin

New information about how and where the innate immune system fights off viral infections that enter through the skin could lead to better treatments for viruses like Zika, dengue and measles, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
15-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: Preventing and Treating Dog Bites

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Many of the 4.7 million dog bites that take place each year happen in the summer, when both dogs and children are outdoors and interacting more.
10-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Grounding Technique May Improve Health Outcomes of Babies in the NICU

A technique called electrical grounding may moderate preterm infants’ electromagnetic exposure in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and improve their health outcomes, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
3-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: Preventing the Spread of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

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Hand, foot and mouth disease may sound scary to a parent unfamiliar with the condition, but for young children, it’s nearly as common – and about as serious – as catching a cold.
3-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: Foodborne Illness Is Often Avoidable

Each year, Americans develop more than 50 million cases of foodborne illness. While some are caused by eating out, others originate in home kitchens.
27-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: Falls a Common – and Preventable – Cause of Childhood Injury

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Some falls are just part of childhood. Learning to walk and nursing scraped knees are milestones that few kids escape. But more serious tumbles – from beds, stairs, playground equipment and windows – are often the most easily prevented.
20-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Objective Screening of Iron Deficiency and Anemia in Young Women

Physicians should consider blood testing of female adolescents for iron deficiency within a few years of starting menses, according to two studies by Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
13-Jul-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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