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The Medical Minute: Proper Training Could Prevent Common Winter Sports Injuries

When you strap on skis or lace up skates, it’s important to remember that you have not trained like an Olympian, and that an ounce of prevention can help avoid the pain of injuries later.
14-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST 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.
8-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: Health Risks of Smoking Go Beyond Lung Cancer

Doctors ask patients about smoking habits for the same reason they check weight, blood pressure, breathing and heart beat during a visit.
31-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Short-Course Radiation Treatment Is Safe and Effective for Skin Cancer

A recent Penn State College of Medicine physician’s study review suggests that shorter courses of radiation are preferable to longer ones for older patients receiving treatment for slow-growing skin cancers.
29-Jan-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: Despite Warnings, Unsafe Infant Sleep Practices Persist

When the weather is cold and the nights are long, new parents can be tempted to put extra blankets in a crib or bring their infant into bed with them. But both practices can lead to death for children under a year old, who do not have the ability to...
24-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: Lifestyle Determines Success After Surgical Weight Loss

With many people staring down New Year’s resolutions related to losing weight, some may be wondering if surgical weight loss is right for them.
19-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: Warming Up to a Fitness Routine in the New Year

As healthy resolutions fill gyms and outdoor paths, two sports medicine doctors at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center remind those who work out to do it safely – whether exercising indoors or out.
10-Jan-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Beta Blockers May Boost Immunotherapy, Help Melanoma Patients Live Longer

A common, inexpensive drug that is used to prevent heart attacks and lower blood pressure may also help melanoma patients live longer.
8-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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