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The Medical Minute: Blood Pressure Screening in Children

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High blood pressure is often thought of as a grown-up problem, but nearly 1 in 30 children suffer from the condition. Unfortunately, many of those pediatric cases go undetected.
19-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rare Cancer Linked with Textured Breast Implants May Be Underreported, Misunderstood

A rare cancer in patients with breast implants may be on the rise, but not all patients and physicians may be aware of the risks associated with the procedure, according to a group of Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
18-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: Arthritis Can Affect Children, Too

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When most people think of arthritis, they picture the knobby knuckles, inflamed joints or aching back of an older person. But more than 300,000 children suffer from chronic juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
11-Oct-2017 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

First Whole-Brain Map of Inhibitory Neurons Reveals Surprises

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Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have reported the first-ever quantitative whole-brain map of inhibitory neurons in the mouse brain.
5-Oct-2017 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: Scoliosis Screening Key to Timely Treatment

One out of every 25 children will develop scoliosis, or curvature of the spine. While some are babies or toddlers when diagnosed, most cases occur during the pre-teen years.
5-Oct-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: Flu Season Sneaking Up on Us

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Each year, the flu season is a bit of a guessing game. While much is left to chance, some things can be done to plan for and prevent influenza, which is responsible for thousands of deaths each year nationwide.
28-Sep-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: Going ‘Gluten-Free’ Not for Everyone

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More and more often, we see “gluten-free” food options on store shelves and restaurant menus. But what does “gluten-free” mean and why have such products become so popular?
20-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: Being Prepared for All Types of Emergencies

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Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have left many outside their paths thinking about how they might prepare for a weather emergency.
13-Sep-2017 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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