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The Medical Minute: Tips, resources for talking with children about COVID-19

There are many ways to help ease children’s anxieties and educate them about coronavirus (COVID-19).
18-Mar-2020 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Seven surprising facts about osteoarthritis

No cure for osteoarthritis exists, but many treatments can help people manage the pain and stiffness that often occur.
12-Mar-2020 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: New treatments for migraines show promise

Many people think migraines are just bad headaches – but they’re so much more. While no cure for migraines exists, hope abounds thanks to major advances in research.
4-Mar-2020 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: When chronic pain leads to depression in children

When chronic pain keeps children from being active and social, it’s no surprise that anxiety and depression can become unwelcome playmates. The good news: there is help, and it starts with recognizing that a problem exists.
26-Feb-2020 5:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Research suggests adults – not just teens – like electronic cigarette flavors

A new study by researchers at Penn State finds that adults enjoy sweet e-cigarette flavors just as much as teens.
26-Feb-2020 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: How much should I worry about that ‘extra’ heartbeat?

For people who feel premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), they can seem frightening. But the good news is they’re very common – and they’re not always dangerous.
20-Feb-2020 10:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: ‘Swiper’s Thumb?’ Explore Some Common Tech-Related Injuries

Thanks to society’s fondness for electronic gadgets, so-called tech-related injuries are on the rise. Learn how to ease the pain – or even prevent it in the first place.
12-Feb-2020 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Missing Medication Doses Can Bring Serious Consequences

An alarming number of people don’t take the medications prescribed by their health care providers to manage chronic health conditions, and that can lead to a range of complications.
5-Feb-2020 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Hand Sanitizers Effective, but Handwashing Is Better

Hand sanitizers are convenient alternatives to handwashing, and they do work. But when it comes to keeping germs away as we enter the cold and flu season, nothing beats a good scrubbing with soap and water.
9-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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Understanding Heatstroke: Dr. Eleanor Dunham, emergency medicine physician, Penn State Health

18-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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The Medical Minute: Healthy babies start with healthy moms

Athletes invest hours practicing before a big game. Runners train for months leading up to a marathon. A mother-to-be should likewise prepare herself for the mental and physical rigor of pregnancy, labor and caring for a newborn.
6-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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The Medical Minute: Keeping Your Teen Safe Behind the Wheel

A tragic trio of inexperience, strong emotions and distractions combines to make vehicle crashes the leading cause of death and disability among American teenagers.
23-May-2019 10:40 AM EDT

The Medical Minute: Protecting Against Measles

“The only way to prevent measles reliably is to get vaccinated,” said Dr. Catharine Paules, an infectious diseases physician at Penn State Health.
16-May-2019 10:25 AM EDT

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