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The Medical Minute: April fools vs. April facts

‘Tis the season of April trickery. Five Penn State health experts help you separate what’s real and what’s myth.
1-Apr-2024 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Help your children experience the solar eclipse while protecting their vision

It’s a celestial anomaly that happens only once in a blue moon. A Penn State Health expert talks about the safest ways for you to witness the solar eclipse on Monday, April 8.
27-Mar-2024 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Vitamin supplements versus a balanced diet? No contest

The use of vitamin supplements is on the rise in the U.S. But do they do any good? A Penn State Health expert talks about the benefits and pitfalls.
20-Mar-2024 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Colon cancer rates higher in rural areas

Technology to stop or prevent colon cancer keeps improving. Still, incident rates remain more stubborn in rural areas than urban centers. The dean of Penn State College of Medicine talks about the barriers.
14-Mar-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: The journey to relieve endometriosis pain

There’s no cure for endometriosis, but the good news is people living with it can do a lot for the pain. A Penn State Health expert talks about options for relief.
6-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Heart, mind – a profound connection

Heart problems can make you worry, and worry can ultimately lead to heart problems. A Penn State Health expert discusses the link between heart and mind.
28-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Sinus headache? Maybe not.

The pressure and pain you feel during a bad cold might not be a sinus headache. A Penn State Health expert breaks down a popular misnomer.
21-Feb-2024 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Tooth trouble linked to heart trouble

Medical science says a lot about how cardiovascular health is influenced by what you put in your mouth. But what about the mouth itself? A Penn State Health heart surgeon offers his views on dental health and hearth health.
7-Feb-2024 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Keep safety top of mind this hunting season

Deer hunting season is here. What can hunters do to stay safe? A Penn State Health expert talks tree stands, harnesses and what to carry in your pack.
29-Nov-2023 5:05 PM EST

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The Medical Minute: Uptick in COVID cases, new vaccine available

Cases of COVID-19 are up since this summer, and a new vaccine is available. A Penn State Health infectious disease expert offers the latest on the pandemic.
4-Oct-2023 9:10 AM EDT

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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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Penn State Health is a multi-hospital health system serving patients and communities across 29 counties in central Pennsylvania. It employs more than 19,700 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.; Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, a specialty provider of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services, in Harrisburg, Pa., and 2,450+ physicians and direct care providers at 225 outpatient practices. Additionally, the system jointly operates various health care providers, including Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center and Hershey Endoscopy Center.

In 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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