Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine are seeking volunteers from across the U.S. to participate in a clinical trial examining whether online mindfulness-based stress reduction can reduce stress and average blood sugar levels in those with...
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Epilepsy, affecting some 3.5 million children and adults in the U.S., is a brain disorder characterized by recurring seizures. With a combination of the right medical care and a healthy lifestyle, most patients can effectively manage their epilepsy...
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It’s well known that smoking causes lung cancer. But a new study suggests you can lower―or even erase―the risk of dying from lung cancer associated with continuous smoking if you quit when you’re young.
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The Medical Minute: Aerobic exercise speeds recovery for adolescents with sports-related concussions
Concussion patients are getting out of bed, coming back into the daylight and engaging in protected exercise earlier to stave off the effects of a concussion.
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Students who participated in universal school-based depression screening were twice as likely to begin treatment compared to their peers who did not receive this screening, according to a new study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Nov. 2 gave emergency authorization for use of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine for children as young as 5 years old. A pediatrician answers questions.
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African American men are at the highest risk for both developing and dying from prostate cancer. It is essential that this population take preventative measures and seek appropriate treatment if diagnosed.
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Accelerated medical school programs may help address physician shortage
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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.
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