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Clinical trial to study if mindfulness helps with diabetes-related stress, health

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...
1-Dec-2021 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: What you need to know about epilepsy

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...
23-Nov-2021 8:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Quitting smoking sooner could save your life

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.
17-Nov-2021 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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.
11-Nov-2021 8:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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School-based screening increases identification of, treatment for depression

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.
4-Nov-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Five questions answered on children and the COVID vaccine

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.
4-Nov-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Prostate cancer risks in African American men

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.
25-Oct-2021 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Three-year MD program grads have less debt, are ready for residency

Accelerated medical school programs may help address physician shortage
25-Oct-2021 10:40 AM EDT 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

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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 16,800 people systemwide. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children’s Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute based in Hershey, Pa.; Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill, Pa.; Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa.; and more than 2,300 physicians and direct care providers at more than 125 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, Horizon Home Healthcare 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$100 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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