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The Medical Minute: How to Safely Dispose of Opioids

Cleaning out your medicine cabinet is about more than having a tidy bathroom. In an age of opioid addiction, it can also prevent leftover medications from getting into the wrong hands.
18-Apr-2018 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Obesity Linked with Higher Chance of Developing Rapid, Irregular Heart Rate

People with obesity are more likely to develop a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke, heart failure and other complications, according to Penn State researchers.
17-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: Are You at Risk for Macular Degeneration?

Many people accept deteriorating eyesight as an inevitable part of getting older, but blurry or distorted vision – such as when straight lines appear wavy – could be signs of age-related macular degeneration.
12-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Flavor Affects Free Radicals Produced by E-Cigarettes

The flavor of an e-cigarette may affect more than a consumer’s taste buds, according to Penn State researchers who say the chemicals that make up the different flavors also produce different levels of free radicals.
9-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Primary Care Doctors May Be Unsure When Kids’ Bad Moods Are Serious or Not

All children have moments of moodiness, but family medicine doctors and pediatricians may doubt their abilities to tell the difference between normal irritability and possibly bigger issues, according to Penn State researchers.
5-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: Reducing the Likelihood of Developing Cancer

There are many factors that determine your likelihood of developing cancer, including age, genetic predisposition and lifestyle.
4-Apr-2018 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine Elevate Radiation Oncology to Department Status

Penn State College of Medicine has created a new Department of Radiation Oncology and named Dr. Rickhesvar Mahraj, professor of radiology and pediatrics, its interim chair.
2-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: Joint Cracks and Pops Usually Not Cause for Concern

It’s not unusual for your body to make “popping” or “cracking” sounds as you lean over, twist or reach for something. Fortunately, it’s also typically not a cause for worry.
28-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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