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The Medical Minute: Virtual care makes house calls

Away from home? Don’t have time to visit the doctor’s office? Virtual health might be right for you.
21-Sep-2022 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: That arm pain might signal a vascular disorder

It isn’t a result of smoking, obesity or heredity. This vascular illness affects even young athletes, and it’s often misdiagnosed. Two Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute surgeons discuss thoracic outlet syndrome.
14-Sep-2022 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Tackling childhood obesity without the stigma

Obesity affects one in five children in the U.S., and it can take serious tolls on physical and mental health. A Penn State Health expert talks about how to help your child without feeding negative perceptions.
7-Sep-2022 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Back to school – here’s a pop quiz

Can one apple every 24 hours really put medical experts out of business? To lose weight, do you have to hurt? Are the giggles really a cure-all? Find out in the Medical Minute back-to-school quiz.
1-Sep-2022 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Penn State awarded $1.6M to study if COVID-19 contributes to cognitive decline

Penn State College of Medicine received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will support research into whether COVID-19 contributes to the development of cognitive decline.
25-Aug-2022 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: How parents can prioritize their child’s eye health

When is the best time to take your child to see the eye doctor? How can you protect their vision during their formative years? A Penn State Health ophthalmologist dots the Is for you.
24-Aug-2022 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Childhood vaccines offer little pinches, big rewards

Call them “little pinches” or “the thing that gets you a cool Bugs Bunny Band-Aid,” childhood vaccines offer big rewards. A Penn State Health pediatrician offers advice for new parents.
18-Aug-2022 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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E-cigarette use to reduce cigarette smoking may not increase nicotine dependence

A Penn State College of Medicine study suggests that electronic cigarettes may help people decrease their dependence on combustible cigarettes without increasing their overall nicotine dependence.
15-Aug-2022 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Don’t let poison ivy ruin the day

Do leaves of three make you itchy? A Penn State Health dermatologist talks about poison ivy – how to avoid it and how to treat the rash.
10-Aug-2022 12:25 PM EDT

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The Medical Minute: COVID-19 vaccine still your best bet against BA.5

The dominant COVID-19 viral variant in the U.S. seems to hold the key to get through former immunities. A Penn State Health infectious disease physician discusses BA.5 and how you can protect yourself.
27-Jul-2022 2:30 PM EDT

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The Medical Minute: Monkeypox cases on the rise

Like the coronavirus pandemic, misinformation about monkeypox is mounting along with the number of cases. A Penn State Health infectious disease doctor cuts through the white noise in this week’s Medical Minute.
14-Jul-2022 7:05 AM EDT

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The Medical Minute: Sunscreen ― still a smart way to protect your skin

What’s the right amount of sunscreen to use? What’s the right SPF? Should everybody use it? A Penn State Health dermatologist helps you beat the burn in this week’s Medical Minute.
29-Jun-2022 9:05 PM EDT

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The Medical Minute: Questions answered about COVID vaccines for babies, toddlers

For the last – and littlest – segment of the population yet to receive it, the COVID-19 vaccine is federally approved and available for all people 6 months of age and older. A Penn State Health pediatric infectious disease physician explains why...
22-Jun-2022 4:15 PM EDT

Penn State Health pediatrician offers guidance on formula shortage [VIDEO]

27-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT

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The Medical Minute: The connection between alcohol and liver transplantation

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, alcohol use has been on the rise ― and so is alcohol-associated liver disease. Two Penn State Health doctors discuss what alcohol does to the liver and when it’s time for a transplant in this week’s...
6-Apr-2022 8:05 PM EDT

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The Medical Minute: You’ve been diagnosed with AFib. Now what?

A rapid heartbeat. A fluttering feeling in your chest. A heightened awareness of your own heartbeat. They can all be signs of a heart rhythm disorder called AFib. Cardiac electrophysiologist Dr. Christopher Rogers explains why it’s important to...
16-Feb-2022 10:40 AM EST

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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 17,500 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 St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa.; and more than 3,000 physicians and direct care providers at 90+ unique medical office locations. Additionally, the system jointly operates various health care providers, including Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center, Hershey Endoscopy Center and Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute.

In December 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.



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