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Opioid-Exposed Newborns May React to Pain Differently

Babies exposed to opioids while their mothers were pregnant with them may need special care even before they start to experience withdrawal symptoms, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
15-May-2019 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: Hold the Added Sugar

The sugar in fruit is different from the sugar in a doughnut. Learn why – and how to steer your children toward natural sugars.
8-May-2019 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: Six tips for safe spring cleaning

Spring cleaning is a great way to give your home a fresh start and give yourself a sense of accomplishment. But it can be hazardous to your health if you don’t take the proper precautions, especially if you have asthma or other chronic lung...
1-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: When PMS becomes debilitating

Many women suffer from premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. But some experience a severe and possibly disabling subset of PMS known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
24-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: The importance of safely disposing of opioids

Cleaning out your medicine cabinet is about more than having a tidy bathroom. In an age of opioid addiction, it can also prevent leftover medications from getting into the wrong hands.
17-Apr-2019 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: Ensuring Heart Valve Health

Heart valves control the direction of blood flow, and when something interrupts their precision, the effect can be dire.
11-Apr-2019 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: Infectious Mononucleosis: Know the Risks

Infectious mononucleosis, or mono, sidelines high school athletes every year. Kids who play sports aren’t more susceptible to the disease. Instead, adolescent competitors are at a greater risk for one of the illness’s serious complications —...
3-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn State Health Breaks Ground on Third Adult Acute Care Hospital

Penn State Health today celebrated the start of construction on its third adult acute care hospital, the 300,000-square-foot, three-story Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center in Cumberland County.
28-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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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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