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The Medical Minute: Navigating New Car Seat Guidelines to Keep Kids Safe

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash every 33 seconds.
19-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Suicide: A Public Health Crisis

Each day in the United States, 123 people take their own lives. For each of those deaths, at least 25 more people attempt suicide. The statistics from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention support Dr. Ahmad Hameed’s opinion that suicide...
13-Sep-2018 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Optimizing Technologies for Discovering Cancer Cell Mutations

A team of researchers has developed a new framework that can combine three existing methods of finding mutations -- or structural variants -- in the DNA of cancer cells into a single, more complete picture.
10-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Back to School often means back to acne

Being a teenager can be tough. Teens must manage high school and the pressures of adolescence while at the same time battling stubborn acne.
5-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Andrews Patel Hematology/Oncology joins Penn State Health

A practice known for providing high-level oncology and hematology services to people in central Pennsylvania for more than 30 years is now part of Penn State Health Medical Group.
4-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

$3 Million Grant Will Fund New 3D Map of Brain’s Blood Vessels

In an upcoming project, a team of Penn State researchers will use mice as a model for creating high-resolution, 3D maps of the blood vessels in both young and aging brains.
4-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Immunization the Best Defense Against Measles

High fever. Cough. Runny nose. Red, watery eyes. It may not be the flu. It could be measles.
30-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Working Through Life’s Daily Stress

Although some people are genetically more susceptible to the stressors of daily life than others, most could benefit from learning how to lower that stress before it negatively affects their physical and mental health.
22-Aug-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Founded in 1963 through a gift from The Milton S. Hershey Foundation, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a leading university health center located in Hershey, Pa. The 548-bed Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a provider of high-level, patient-focused medical care. Annually the Medical Center admits 29,000 patients, accepts 1 million outpatient visits, receives 72,000 emergency room patients and performs 30,000 surgical procedures. As a Magnet designated hospital since 2007, Hershey Medical Center employs caregivers who are dedicated to excellence and achieving superior patient and community outcomes. The Hershey Medical Center campus includes Penn State College of Medicine (Penn State’s medical school), Penn State Cancer Institute and Penn State Children’s Hospital—the region’s only children’s hospital.

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