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The Medical Minute: Mammograms and the COVID-19 vaccine

Some women who have gotten vaccinated for COVID-19 have noticed a startling development ― lumps that in the past might have meant cancer. But Penn State Health experts say that temporary swelling of the lymph nodes is normal and expected.
5-May-2021 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: When is a visit to a pediatric cardiologist in order?

Parents shouldn’t ignore sometimes subtle warning signs of a structural heart defect or heart condition. Dr. Stephen Cyran, pediatric cardiologist with Penn State Health Children’s Heart Group, explains in this Medical Minute.
28-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Amazon Alexa skill offers supportive care to breast cancer patients

Individuals with metastatic breast cancer could soon have access to personalized, supplemental supportive care through their smart speaker, thanks to new research at Penn State.
27-Apr-2021 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: When to head for urgent care instead of the hospital emergency room

Urgent care or emergency room? A certified nurse practitioner discusses how to choose what’s right for your crisis in this week’s Medical Minute.
21-Apr-2021 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer

Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer, according to a new Penn State study.
21-Apr-2021 9:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: How sleep affects your overall health

Most people know a good night’s sleep helps them feel refreshed and invigorated. But fewer realize how vital sleep is to their overall health and well-being.
15-Apr-2021 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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E-cigarettes with cigarette-like nicotine delivery reduce exposure to lung carcinogen

E-cigarettes that deliver a cigarette-like amount of nicotine are associated with reduced smoking and reduced exposure to a major cancer-causing chemical, or carcinogen, in tobacco even with concurrent smoking, according to a new study led by...
12-Apr-2021 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: When you’re in it for the long haul with COVID-19

For a small group of COVID-19 survivors, often referred to as “long haulers,” fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, gastrointestinal symptoms, anxiety and depression can persist for months and can range from mild to incapacitating.
7-Apr-2021 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Talking to Children About Racism and Diversity

No matter a child’s age, the right time for parents to talk about the dangers of racism—and the benefits of diversity—is now.
10-Jun-2020 4:10 PM EDT

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COVID-19 pandemic highlights need for strategies to identify and report child abuse

19-May-2020 8:20 AM EDT

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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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10-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST

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Penn State Health is a multi-hospital health system serving patients and communities across 29 counties in central Pennsylvania. It employs more than 16,800 people systemwide. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children’s Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute based in Hershey, Pa.; Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill, Pa.; Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa.; and more than 2,300 physicians and direct care providers at more than 125 medical office locations. Additionally, the system jointly operates various health care providers, including Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center, Hershey Endoscopy Center, Horizon Home Healthcare and Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute. In December 2017, Penn State Health partnered with Highmark Health to facilitate creation of a value-based, community care network in the region. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine, the University’s medical school. With campuses in State College and Hershey, Pa., the College of Medicine boasts a portfolio of more than$100 million in funded research and more than 1,700 students and trainees in medicine, nursing, other health professions and biomedical research.



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