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Popular Electronic Cigarette May Deliver Nicotine More Effectively Than Others, Researchers Say

When it comes to nicotine delivery, not all electronic cigarettes are created equally, according to Penn State researchers
12-Nov-2019 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Medical Minute: How to discuss family health history with children

Parents spend hours planning to talk with their children about the “birds and bees.” But moms and dads often ignore an equally important conversation—discussing their family’s overall health history.
13-Nov-2019 3:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Personalized gene networks enhance study of disease

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine have developed a new method to model how genes interact with each other – and it may someday contribute to the development of personalized treatments for patients.
7-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Eustachian tube dilation offers safer relief from dysfunction

Popping your ears by yawning or chewing gum can help alleviate pressure. But if that doesn’t help, a more permanent solution might be Eustachian tube dilation.
6-Nov-2019 2:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: How to support people with dementia

Although there’s no cure for dementia, there are therapies that impact how people can continue to function well and lead good lives.
30-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Intermittent fasting -- Foolproof or fad?

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or on a time-restricted schedule, intermittent fasting is the new trend in weight loss. But does it work?
23-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Adapting electronic medical records may help decrease resistance to antibiotics

Adapting features of the electronic medical record system used by doctors in caring for their patients may improve efforts to prevent antibiotic drug resistance, according to Penn State research.
17-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Medical Minute: Providers help women cope with pain of infant loss

For women who suffer the devastation of an infant loss during pregnancy, emotions can run the gamut. They may feel guilty, angry or even relieved. No matter the feeling, expressing those emotions plays a big role in adapting to life after such a...
16-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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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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