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The Medical Minute: What to know about Ozempic and weight loss drugs

Weight-loss drugs are all over the news these days. A Penn State Health expert helps separate fact from fiction and determine what’s the safest alterative for the people who need them.
10-Jul-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Open water safety 101

At the beach or on a boat, there are extra safety considerations to keep in mind when it comes to open, natural bodies of water — like oceans, lakes, rivers and ponds. Two Penn State Health experts offer advice in this Medical Minute.
19-Jun-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: What to know about skin cancer

Skin cancer is common, but the good news is – it’s preventable, treatable and in many cases, curable. A Penn State Health expert discusses how to protect yourself and when you should see a doctor.
12-Jun-2024 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Why does my head hurt? What can I do about it?

Everybody has them. A Penn State Health expert with nearly 50 years of experience talks about the best way to treat headaches.
5-Jun-2024 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: The dangers of cerebral aneurysms

You might never know they’re there. But brain aneurysms can turn into ticking time bombs medical science is still attempting to understand. A Penn State Health expert discusses the unsure world of cerebral aneurysms.
29-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Trauma-informed care delves into root causes of health conditions

A person’s experiences with trauma can have serious effects on their health later in life. A Penn State Health expert discusses how health care is paying more attention and how you can help.
22-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: When it comes to a stroke, time is brain

Learning a simple acronym could help you save a life. A Penn State Health expert explains why “time is brain.”
15-May-2024 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: How to get started with physical fitness

Looking to get started down the road to physical fitness but don’t know the best route? A Penn State Health expert offers a GPS for everything you’ll need.
2-May-2024 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Keep safety top of mind this hunting season

Deer hunting season is here. What can hunters do to stay safe? A Penn State Health expert talks tree stands, harnesses and what to carry in your pack.
29-Nov-2023 5:05 PM EST

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The Medical Minute: Uptick in COVID cases, new vaccine available

Cases of COVID-19 are up since this summer, and a new vaccine is available. A Penn State Health infectious disease expert offers the latest on the pandemic.
4-Oct-2023 9:10 AM EDT

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The Medical Minute: How to communicate with someone who doesn’t hear? Just ask them.

You don’t need to know sign language to have meaningful conversations with someone who can’t hear. All you need is a little planning and some empathy. Two Penn State Health experts explain.
31-Aug-2023 11:15 AM EDT

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The Medical Minute: A new or expectant mother’s guide to breastfeeding

It’s good for babies and for moms, but if you’re a newbie, how do you get started with breastfeeding? A Penn State Health lactation consultant shares her views.
23-Aug-2023 9:35 AM EDT

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The Medical Minute: Early detection key to protecting vision from glaucoma

Glaucoma can develop for years before you experience a symptom. A Penn State Health optometrist discusses early diagnosis and how testing can make all the difference for your vision.
6-Jul-2023 8:35 AM EDT

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The Medical Minute: Know the risks from ticks this summer

A Penn State Health infectious diseases physician and researcher shares his insights about the various health risks from the blacklegged tick, also known as the deer tick.
15-Jun-2023 8:05 AM EDT

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The Medical Minute: Pulling back the curtain on infertility

For decades, people struggling with infertility had to add social stigma to problems. A Penn State Health doctor discusses the causes and treatments of infertility and how attitudes have shifted.
7-Jun-2023 9:40 AM EDT

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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 19,700 people systemwide.

The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Health Children’s Hospital and Penn State Cancer Institute based in Hershey, Pa.; Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center in Enola, Pa.; Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill, Pa.; Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center in Lancaster, Pa.; Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa.; Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, a specialty provider of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services, in Harrisburg, Pa., and 2,450+ physicians and direct care providers at 225 outpatient practices. Additionally, the system jointly operates various health care providers, including Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center and Hershey Endoscopy Center.

In 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 $150 million in funded research and more than 1,700 students and trainees in medicine, nursing, other health professions and biomedical research.