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The Medical Minute: Asthma Differences in Adults and Children


As the winter cold season melts into seasonal spring allergies, many people may start to experience sneezing, wheezing and other breathing difficulties. Sometimes, the trouble goes away after a few days, but if it lingers or recurs, asthma could be...
21-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: Early Vaccination Key to Preventing HPV


Nearly half of adolescents aren’t receiving a pair of vaccines to prevent a virus many of them will get.
15-Mar-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Women Choose More Effective Contraception When Cost Not an Issue


When cost isn’t an issue, women will choose more effective, long-term methods of contraception, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
14-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: Small Changes Make Big Differences in Digestion


The bacteria in your gut do more than simply help digest your food. The microorganisms living in your digestive tract can also influence your overall health.
7-Mar-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: Are You at Increased Risk for Colorectal Cancer?


Most people know doctors recommend a colonoscopy at age 50 to screen for colorectal cancers. What they might not realize is that earlier screening may be necessary if they have a family history of colorectal cancer or other diseases.
1-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Most PA Students Tobacco-Free, but Vaping and Cigarette Use Still a Concern

Most of Pennsylvania’s high school and middle school students are tobacco-free, but the use of cigarettes and their digital counterpart, e-cigarettes, is still a cause for concern, according to Penn State researchers.
26-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: Detecting the Subtle Signs of Heart Disease in Women


Many women may write off fatigue, body aches and even nausea as the result of stress, or as an indication that they need to slow down and rest. What they might not realize is that those subtle symptoms could indicate something much more distressing:...
21-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: Proper Training Could Prevent Common Winter Sports Injuries


When you strap on skis or lace up skates, it’s important to remember that you have not trained like an Olympian, and that an ounce of prevention can help avoid the pain of injuries later.
14-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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