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The Medical Minute: Preventing shingles through vaccination

While this season is usually associated with the flu vaccine, adults, especially those who are older than 50, should also consider getting a vaccine for shingles.
14-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Naloxone rescue kits now being prescribed alongside high-dose prescriptions

Doctors now regularly prescribe drugs that reverse the effects of opioids in tandem with high-dose prescriptions of the painkillers.
7-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Rushing Children to Specialize in One Sport May Not Be Best Path to Success

It may be tempting for parents or coaches to urge young children to specialize in one sport early on to help maximize their chance at making it to the big leagues, but that might not be the best path to success.
6-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Consider physical therapy before being sidelined by sports injury

Both professional and amateur athletes often end up in physical therapy after an injury. But recently, there has been a shift toward proactive physical therapy. Here's why.
1-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Understanding personal health history for a healthier you

As researchers learn that more health conditions have genetic links, knowing your personal and family health history becomes more important than ever.
24-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Improvements to Joint Replacement Procedures Allowing for Quicker Recovery

Hundreds of thousands of Americans get knee or hip replacements each year, and the procedures are becoming more common than ever. Luckily, the recovery from a total joint replacement, or arthroplasty, is improving.
18-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Preparing for flu season

Experts say it's always better to get the flu vaccine than not.
10-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Mental health and overall wellness important for breast cancer patients

It’s bad enough that breast cancer attacks physical health, but it can also take a toll on mental health and overall wellness.
3-Oct-2018 11:05 AM 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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