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Research suggests how environmental toxin produced by algae may lead to ALS

Can a computer be used to explain why an environmental toxin might lead to neurodegenerative disease? According to Penn State College of Medicine researchers, a computer generated-simulation allowed them to see how a toxin produced by algal blooms...
17-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Papillomaviruses may be spread by blood

Papillomavirus has traditionally been considered strictly a sexually transmitted disease, but a recent study found that rabbit and mouse papillomaviruses could be transferred by blood to their respective hosts.
12-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Four reasons to focus on family health and fitness

Many people think about ways to stay physically fit as individuals. But what about creating a health and fitness plan for the entire family?
11-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Talking with your provider about endometriosis

What makes pelvic pain abnormal? While the answer is different for every woman, having the strength to discuss it with a health care provider may help prevent years of suffering.
4-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Aesthetics of skin cancer therapy may vary by treatment type

While there are several effective options for treating non-melanoma skin cancers, some may result in better cosmetic appearance after treatment, according to researchers.
4-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Faith factors into health care needs

From medical decisions and surgical recovery to coping with stress and end-of-life issues, a patient’s faith — or lack thereof — affects nearly every part of a medical journey.
28-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Don’t wait to follow up on eye doctor recommendations

Regular vision screenings are part of all well-child checks at Penn State Health – but sometimes, caring for a child’s eyes requires additional steps.
21-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Keep Your Bones Strong at Every Age

For each stage of life, you should take different steps to protect your bones. A Penn State Sports Medicine doctor helps you bone up on bone health.
14-Aug-2019 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

Video Available: Supplement Your Ebola Coverage with These Video Clips of an Infectious Disease Expert

10-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST

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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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