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The Medical Minute: Safe Practices Around Fireworks

From fireworks at wedding receptions and Independence Day celebrations to graduation bonfires and simple sparklers at weekend cookouts, Americans love playing with fire. The trick is to do so safely.
24-May-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

$2.3 Million Grant Will Fund Research on Oxytocin Neurons and Social Behavior

A team of Penn State researchers is planning to create a new map of the brain that will establish a neural circuit diagram of oxytocin, a compound often associated with affection and emotional behavior.
24-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn State Health and Andrews Patel Hematology/Oncology Reach Agreement

Penn State Health and Andrews Patel Hematology/Oncology announced today they have reached agreement to join together to provide unmatched, patient-focused oncology and hematology services to central Pennsylvania and the surrounding region.
23-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Research Supports Restrictions on Opioid-Containing Cough and Cold Medicines for Children

Prescription cough and cold medicines containing the opioid hydrocodone were more likely to cause serious side effects in children than those containing codeine, according to a new study from Penn State College of Medicine.
22-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: The ABCs of Handling Emergency Situations

Emergency situations are always stressful, but knowing how to respond at such a time can greatly reduce the anxiety so that everyone involved can get through it safely.
16-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Fixer-Uppers May Help Predict Bladder Cancer Prognosis

Mutations in genes that help repair damage to DNA may aid in predicting the prognosis of patients with bladder and other related cancers, according to researchers.
14-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: Easing the Itch of Poison Ivy and Poison Oak

April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring the arrival of troublesome plants such as poison ivy and poison oak that can cause mild to severe allergic reactions.
9-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: Simple Steps to Gun Safety

Injuries from guns kept in the home are often devastating, but they are also frequently preventable.
7-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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