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The Medical Minute: Stay positive when talking with people with substance use disorders

A conversation can be the catalyst for someone struggling with addiction to get the care they need. But tread carefully. Two Penn State Health experts discuss a difficult conversation.
20-Sep-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Talk to your health care provider about any use of cannabinoid products

That CBD product might be legal, but is it safe to use with other medicine? Two Penn State Health experts agree ― talk it over with your provider.
13-Sep-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Patients Need Help Transitioning to Adulthood

Parents can be so protective of a child with congenital heart disease they often forget what comes next. When should they start learning to take care of their own condition? Two Penn State Health experts share their views.
16-Aug-2023 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Understanding hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can cause sudden death at any age – but particularly in young people. A Penn State Health heart surgeon discusses prevention.
9-Aug-2023 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Penn State Health Children’s Hospital, Penn State College of Medicine bring international research consortium to Hershey to strengthen their fight against childhood cancer

Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine are strengthening their commitment to curing childhood cancer by bringing Dr. Giselle Saulnier Sholler, an internationally known physician-scientist, and her research consortium to Hershey.
2-Aug-2023 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Donated blood kept free from pathogens

Blood banks always say it’s safe to give blood. But is it safe to receive? A Penn State Health expert discusses all the ways professionals keep your blood pathogen-free.
27-Jul-2023 8:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: AI nothing new to health care, but enhancements offer possibilities, pitfalls

You’ve seen the headlines – and maybe one of the Terminator movies. But how does artificial intelligence affect your health care. A Penn State Health doctor shares his views.
13-Jul-2023 8:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: The best cancer care treats body, mind and spirit

During cancer treatment, everyone focuses on the part of the anatomy where the tumor is growing. A Penn State Cancer Institute oncologist talks about why you shouldn’t neglect everything else.
31-May-2023 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: How to communicate with someone who doesn’t hear? Just ask them.

You don’t need to know sign language to have meaningful conversations with someone who can’t hear. All you need is a little planning and some empathy. Two Penn State Health experts explain.
31-Aug-2023 11:15 AM EDT

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The Medical Minute: A new or expectant mother’s guide to breastfeeding

It’s good for babies and for moms, but if you’re a newbie, how do you get started with breastfeeding? A Penn State Health lactation consultant shares her views.
23-Aug-2023 9:35 AM EDT

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The Medical Minute: Early detection key to protecting vision from glaucoma

Glaucoma can develop for years before you experience a symptom. A Penn State Health optometrist discusses early diagnosis and how testing can make all the difference for your vision.
6-Jul-2023 8:35 AM EDT

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The Medical Minute: Know the risks from ticks this summer

A Penn State Health infectious diseases physician and researcher shares his insights about the various health risks from the blacklegged tick, also known as the deer tick.
15-Jun-2023 8:05 AM EDT

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The Medical Minute: Pulling back the curtain on infertility

For decades, people struggling with infertility had to add social stigma to problems. A Penn State Health doctor discusses the causes and treatments of infertility and how attitudes have shifted.
7-Jun-2023 9:40 AM EDT

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The Medical Minute: Crohn’s disease has no cure, but new treatments bring hope

Anyone newly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease probably has some anxiety about having a chronic ailment for which there’s no cure. A Penn State Health doctor talks about how treatments and medication offer reason for hope.
4-May-2023 7:05 AM EDT

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The Medical Minute: How to protect your child from drowning

Drowning can be silent, insidious and often preventable. Learn how to keep your kids safe in and around water.
26-Apr-2023 7:05 AM EDT

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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 Lancaster Medical Center in Lancaster, 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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