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The Medical Minute: Going ‘Gluten-Free’ Not for Everyone


More and more often, we see “gluten-free” food options on store shelves and restaurant menus. But what does “gluten-free” mean and why have such products become so popular?
20-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: Being Prepared for All Types of Emergencies


Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have left many outside their paths thinking about how they might prepare for a weather emergency.
13-Sep-2017 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: Helping Children Thrive After Cancer


Childhood cancer survivors are at a higher risk of developing physical and emotional difficulties once their treatment is complete. That's why it’s important to connect them with follow-up care and resources.
6-Sep-2017 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: Dealing with the ‘Back to School’ Butterflies


At the first mention of back- to-school preparation, many children experience a passing wave of apprehension. However, for some children, the thought of going back to school can trigger anxiety that interferes with their daily life.
30-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Flu Vaccine Rates in Children May Drop When the Nasal Spray Vaccine Is Unavailable

Influenza vaccination rates in children may have decreased for the 2016-2017 influenza season because of a recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that the nasal spray version of the vaccine not be used, according to...
25-Aug-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: An Especially Challenging Brain Cancer Diagnosis


Most brain cancers start elsewhere in the body, but one particularly aggressive and uncommon form – glioblastoma – originates in the brain itself.
23-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: Solar Eclipses and Laser Pointers Pose Similar Eye Hazards


Much attention is focused on the potential dangers that the upcoming solar eclipse will pose to the unprotected eye. But health experts caution there’s at least one other – and more prevalent – way to do lasting damage to one’s vision.
16-Aug-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Organs Fight Infections That Enter Through the Skin

New information about how and where the innate immune system fights off viral infections that enter through the skin could lead to better treatments for viruses like Zika, dengue and measles, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
15-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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