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Researchers join $10 million project to understand sex differences in brain cancer outcomes

Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine are participating in a $10 million project to better understand why males and females have different survival rates with a common and deadly type of brain cancer.
23-Nov-2020 9:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Altered ‘coat’ disguises fatal brain virus from neutralizing antibodies

A genetic modification in the ‘coat’ of a brain infection-causing virus may allow it to escape antibodies, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
19-Nov-2020 12:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: What research tells us about COVID-19, heart inflammation

Do people with COVID-19 run a risk of developing myocarditis? Cardiologist Dr. John Boehmer examines the latest research in this week’s Medical Minute.
19-Nov-2020 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Certain CBD oils no better than pure CBD at inhibiting certain cancer cell lines

Cannabidiol (CBD) oils are equally or less effective at inhibiting the growth of certain cancer cells compared to pure CBD, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
17-Nov-2020 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Overcoming pandemic fatigue

After nine months of social distancing, masking and quarantining, many people are experiencing pandemic fatigue. Whether it manifests as anxiety, exhaustion or defiance, it’s important to recognize and address it for the sake of our physical and...
12-Nov-2020 8:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Diseases of despair diagnoses increase in Pennsylvania

Medical diagnoses involving alcohol-related disorders, substance-related disorders and suicidal thoughts and behaviors – commonly referred to as diseases of despair – increased in Pennsylvania health insurance claims between the years 2007 and...
9-Nov-2020 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study confirms spit testing may help doctors diagnose concussions

Doctors may soon be able to more accurately diagnose concussions by measuring the number of certain molecules in a person’s saliva, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
9-Nov-2020 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Virtual gatherings may be best way to celebrate holidays together

As families weigh options for celebrating the holidays amid COVID-19 health restrictions, people who have always been together during these happy times are struggling with the idea of being apart this year. A Penn State Health physician has...
5-Nov-2020 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Talking to Children About Racism and Diversity

No matter a child’s age, the right time for parents to talk about the dangers of racism—and the benefits of diversity—is now.
10-Jun-2020 4:10 PM EDT

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COVID-19 pandemic highlights need for strategies to identify and report child abuse

19-May-2020 8:20 AM EDT

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The Medical Minute: Hand Sanitizers Effective, but Handwashing Is Better

Hand sanitizers are convenient alternatives to handwashing, and they do work. But when it comes to keeping germs away as we enter the cold and flu season, nothing beats a good scrubbing with soap and water.
9-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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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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