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Researchers receive nearly $5 million to curb opioid cravings

Two researchers from Penn State College of Medicine have received nearly $5 million from the National Institutes of Health to study whether an already-approved drug can be used to reduce cravings and prevent relapse in those struggling with opioid...
9-Dec-2019 2:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Progress slow against pancreatic cancer

Researchers are still trying to find ways of catching pancreatic cancer early – or better yet, preventing it altogether. Meantime, here’s what patients need to know.
4-Dec-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Cancer linked with a more than doubled risk of dying from stroke

People living with or beyond cancer are more likely to die from stroke than the general public, according to new Penn State research, and certain types of cancer may boost the risk even more.
25-Nov-2019 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Medical Minute: Cramps in the legs could indicate peripheral artery disease

If you develop severe leg cramps when you walk or exert yourself, the problem might be a serious condition called peripheral artery disease.
21-Nov-2019 3:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers identify new gene mutation in familial thyroid cancers

Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine identified a new gene mutation that may cause a type of familial thyroid cancer.
20-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Popular Electronic Cigarette May Deliver Nicotine More Effectively Than Others, Researchers Say

When it comes to nicotine delivery, not all electronic cigarettes are created equally, according to Penn State researchers
12-Nov-2019 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Medical Minute: How to discuss family health history with children

Parents spend hours planning to talk with their children about the “birds and bees.” But moms and dads often ignore an equally important conversation—discussing their family’s overall health history.
13-Nov-2019 3:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Personalized gene networks enhance study of disease

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine have developed a new method to model how genes interact with each other – and it may someday contribute to the development of personalized treatments for patients.
7-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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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

Video Available: Supplement Your Ebola Coverage with These Video Clips of an Infectious Disease Expert

10-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST

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Founded in 1963 through a gift from The Milton S. Hershey Foundation, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a leading university health center located in Hershey, Pa. The 548-bed Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a provider of high-level, patient-focused medical care. Annually the Medical Center admits 29,000 patients, accepts 1 million outpatient visits, receives 72,000 emergency room patients and performs 30,000 surgical procedures. As a Magnet designated hospital since 2007, Hershey Medical Center employs caregivers who are dedicated to excellence and achieving superior patient and community outcomes. The Hershey Medical Center campus includes Penn State College of Medicine (Penn State’s medical school), Penn State Cancer Institute and Penn State Children’s Hospital—the region’s only children’s hospital.


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