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The Medical Minute: Taking the Reins on Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis doesn’t have to be an ending. With proper treatment and management, patients can manage the disease’s often unpredictable nature.
14-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: Small changes can make big progress in preventing childhood obesity

Children with obesity face physical, social and emotional hurdles while growing up. But parents can help by making good choices the most convenient choices for their children.
7-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: Understanding High Blood Pressure Helps Avoid Complications

High blood pressure is among the most common medical conditions in the United States. It’s also among the most treatable.
27-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Custom-made proteins may help create antibodies to fight HIV

A new way to create proteins that can sneak through HIV’s protective coating may be a step toward understanding the key components needed for developing a vaccine for the virus, according to researchers.
27-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: Varicose veins unlikely to develop into blood clots

Similar to leaky pipes, veins, as they return blood to the heart, sometimes fail to close completely. They stretch out and subsequently leak near the surface of the skin, creating spider or varicose veins that may cause discomfort.
21-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: Helping caregivers address mental health concerns

Caregiver jobs often come loaded with pressures. In fact, caregivers face a higher risk of developing a mental health disorder because of the stress that can accompany taking care of others.
14-Feb-2019 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites


The Medical Minute: Performing artists must protect their bodies like athletes

Whether amateur or professional, performing artists have unique health needs specific to their art form.
6-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cannabinoid compounds may inhibit growth of colon cancer cells

Penn State College of Medicine researchers say some cannabinoid compounds may inhibit the growth of colon cancer cells in the lab.
6-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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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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