Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

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Lung #cancer is not just for smokers. Your workplace may expose you to carcinogens like radon, asbestos and auto exhaust. But you can cut the risks and stay safer. http://bit.ly/2zEHqVV
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Addressing kindergarten memory, learning and attention struggles can help kids tackle tougher challenges later. See this new Penn State study for details. http://bit.ly/2QC4UWu
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USA TODAY reports - Alcohol is killing more people, and younger. The biggest increases are among women.

Recognizing Alcohol Use Disorder early can help save lives. Check out this recent Ask Us Anything About... Alcohol Use Disorder segment to learn more: http://bit.ly/2BFhf3a

From USA TODAY; According to a new analysis by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, from 2007 to 2017, the number of deaths attributable to alcohol increased 35 percent. It's an increase that has been obscured by the opioid epidemic. But alcohol kills more people each year than overdoses.
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Abuse or neglect as a child may be an early risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Get the latest findings and potential remedies in a new study by Penn State researchers. http://bit.ly/2E73HzA
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High blood pressure. It’s a symptomless stalker that may lead to heart disease or stroke. But with new technology, you can identify the threat at home, anytime. http://bit.ly/2QtElTd
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How is chronic pain defined? A 17–second answer from Dr. Vitaly Gordin, pain management specialist.
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Thank you, PBCC! The PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) awarded Dr. David Waning of Penn State Cancer Institute $50,000 to advance his studies of metastatic breast cancer treatment. Waning’s research focuses on new treatments by studying the effect cancer therapies have on bone mass and muscle mass and working to preserve and improve them. http://bit.ly/2N7hFE9
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Have a nice and safe weekend!
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Thanks to the funds raised at Penn State THON to benefit Four Diamonds, more than 80 doctors and scientists at Penn State College of Medicine are able to conduct a full spectrum of cancer research, provide leading-edge therapies through a range of clinical trials, and play an important role in the advancement of pediatric cancer treatment and cure rates through participation in national and international consortia. http://bit.ly/2tneIpR
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For older Americans, maintaining the huge family home can be a big burden. But today’s seniors have welcome options to free them of worry and prevent loneliness. http://bit.ly/2POl3aD
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Are you a caregiver? If so, your job comes loaded with pressures. In fact, caregivers face a higher risk of developing a mental health disorder because of the stress that can accompany taking care of others. In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Madhavi Singh, a family medicine physician with Penn State Health in State College provides signs that a mental health condition might exist in a caregiver: http://bit.ly/2GrC46d
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A new study in JAMA Pediatrics that suggests half of children with a mental health condition in the United States go without treatment comes as little surprise to many physicians. They include Dr. James Waxmonsky, chief of child psychiatry at Penn State Health, who notes a lack of insurance and the stigma around such conditions are common barriers. In this interview, Waxmonsky discusses those factors – and signs that a child may be struggling with depression or anxiety.
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While there may be some misconceptions about music therapy, there is no doubt the value it brings to our patients. Learn more about our incredible Board-Certified Music Therapy Program: http://bit.ly/2RVTWYo

“I’m not a musician entertaining—I’m truly a part of the therapy team, working on individual goals for that child and family.” – Marissa Aulenbach, board-certified music therapist
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Are all brain tumors treated by neurosurgeons? A 111–second answer from Dr. Brad Zacharia, neuro-oncologist and neurosurgeon, and Dr. Megan Wilson, otolaryngologist:
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Adaptive Ski Day is an annual event, hosted by the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics Inc. and Baltimore Adaptive Recreation and Sports (BARS). Instructors with BARS coach rehabilitation patients on how to use adaptive equipment so they can ski and snowboard. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2E7KSvP

“There’s no disability out on the slopes. It’s all about their ability,” – Nancy Lokey, nurse coordinator, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Learn about the types of insomnia, causes and treatment options from Dr. Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, clinical psychologist, Penn State Health Sleep Research and Treatment Center.

Having trouble sleeping? People who are challenged with insomnia can have problems falling asleep, and wake up and have trouble going back to sleep.

If you or a family member suffers from insomnia, you’re not alone. Nearly half of all adults report having occasional symptoms of insomnia, and about 10 percent have experienced chronic insomnia.
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What is transient global amnesia (TGA) and what causes episodes to happen? A 33–second answer from Sandra Ryan, clinical nurse coordinator:
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Radon. It’s an invisible stalker in your home that can lead to lung cancer. But you can detect it. Fix it. And protect your family, today and tomorrow. http://bit.ly/2ROKFBT
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Are you washing your hands correctly? Our Five Steps to Clean Hands infographic can help you stay healthy and stop spreading illnesses to family and friends. http://bit.ly/2PozbYP
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Due to deteriorating weather conditions across much of south-central Pennsylvania, some Penn State Health Medical Group sites have changed their operating hours. For an updated list of closings and cancellations, see our Alerts page: https://hmc.pennstatehealth.org/alerts
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Join us Thursday, February 14, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. as our experts from Penn State Children’s Hospital answer your questions during our live webchat! http://bit.ly/2E4RcUL

Did you know, in the US alone, forty-three children are diagnosed with cancer every day? Penn State Children’s Hospital is leading the fight to end childhood cancer.
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Penn State Health “goes red” for women’s heart health! Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine employees and students helped raise awareness of women’s heart health by wearing red on National Wear Red Day Feb. 1. You can see. You can see all of our photos here: http://bit.ly/2GAqDIF
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Ask Us Anything About… Insomnia – Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m.

Having trouble sleeping? People who are challenged with insomnia can have problems falling asleep, and wake up and have trouble going back to sleep.

If you or a family member suffers from insomnia, you’re not alone. Nearly half of all adults report having occasional symptoms of insomnia, and about 10 percent have experienced chronic insomnia.

Learn about the types of insomnia, causes and treatment options from Dr. Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, clinical psychologist, Penn State Health Sleep Research and Treatment Center.
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When it comes to human papillomavirus (HPV), we typically think of young people. And vaccines were previously only available to them. But that’s all changed for the better. http://bit.ly/2Qu6TIV
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Another Children’s Hospital milestone today! Large air-handling units were put into place. These units are designed to filter and condition the air for the interior of the building. Keep up the great work and stay safe up there!
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