A study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers reveals that people living with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition that occurs when a person’s airway becomes blocked while they are asleep, are twice as likely to experience sudden...
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It’s no secret that people everywhere packed on pandemic pounds since February 2020. A Penn State Health dietitian offers three tips to lose the weight sanely and permanently.
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Financial instability, lack of infrastructure, a deteriorating sense of community and family fragmentation are key contributors to diseases of despair in Pennsylvania communities, according to Penn State College of Medicine and Highmark Health...
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When your skin gets dry and warm and you can’t sweat, it’s likely a medical emergency. Learn how to identify the signs of serious heat-related illnesses, and how to prevent them, from emergency medicine physician Dr. Eleanor Dunham in this...
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News of a rapidly spreading delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 is unsettling. The best protection? The vaccine.
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Electroconvulsive therapy, which may be effective at lowering long-term risks of suicide and death among patients with certain mood disorders, may result in longer hospital stays and increased health care costs.
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College of Medicine receives $2.2 million to address community health needs through research fellowship
The federal Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded Penn State College of Medicine $2.2 million over the next five years to establish a primary care research fellowship, which will train investigators to address a range of physical...
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When visiting a health care provider, most people expect to have their body temperature, pulse, weight and blood pressure measured. Some Penn State Health patients can also anticipate questions about how much they exercise. The health system is one...
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