QUESTION: When should men get screened for prostate cancer?
Quick answers from our Penn State Cancer Institute experts!

Dr. Jay Raman
Professor & Chief, Division of Urology
Marijuana poses unique dangers to children – In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Leslie Walker-Harding, chair of pediatrics and medical director at Penn State Children’s Hospital, advises parents to educate themselves as they decide whether or not to support the changes in the law or allow their children to use marijuana. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center will host free head and neck cancer screenings from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4. The screenings will take place in Suite 400 of the University Physician Center on the Medical Center campus. You can learn more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

The following questions can help determine if you or a loved one is at risk:
1. Do you have a sore in your...
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According to the National Eye Institute (NEI) and American Academy of Ophthalmology, there are a few good-for-you habits that just might help lower your risk of Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or slow its progression: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Chest pain is the most common symptom of a heart attack for both men and women.
But women are likelier than men to experience other, more subtle symptoms. Would you recognize a heart attack if you had one? [ Bit.ly Link ]
Ask Us Anything About… Life Lion

Every minute counts in the care of acutely ill and injured patients. Penn State Life Lion Critical Care Transport saves not only precious time, but also delivers specialized care and treatment for all ages. Now is your chance to ask our crew your burning questions in this special, Ask Us Anything About… #LifeLion
Do you understand anaphylactic shock? Anaphylactic shock goes far beyond a normal allergic reaction. Understand the common triggers, symptoms, treatment options and prevention tips. [ Bit.ly Link ]
“As the body begins to decline, some people start to close down their lives by narrowing social circles, limiting outings, and overall taking fewer risks,”
- Andrew Belser, director of Penn State's Arts & Design Research Incubator (ADRI)

Connecting the body and the brain: Belser researches awareness through movement | Penn State University

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Black licorice—when made from licorice root—contains a compound called glycyrrhizin. If you eat too much of it, you could be putting your heart at risk. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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What types of screening and treatment options are available for lung cancer?
Quick answers from our Penn State Cancer Institute experts!

Dr. Jennifer Toth
Director of Interventional Pulmonology
Penn State Cancer Institute

Dr. Michael Reed
Chief of Thoracic Surgery
Penn State Cancer Institute
“Many things other than head trauma can cause deteriorating brain function and we don’t pay enough attention to them,” - “Head trauma may be a necessary piece in this condition, but there may be other necessary pieces as well.”
- Dr. Robert Harbaugh, director of the Penn State Institute of the Neurosciences

True dangers of concussions often misunderstood by physicians. — The Medical Minute

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Ask Us Anything About… Life Lion - March 21 noon.

Every minute counts in the care of acutely ill and injured patients. Penn State Life Lion Critical Care Transport saves not only precious time but also delivers specialized care and treatment for all ages. Maybe you wondered how Life Lion uses GPS to find a location? Maybe you wondered how fast it could fly or how it monitors the weather? Now...
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Question: What is the most common type of pediatric cancer?

Answer: Smita Dandekar, M.D., Director, Pediatric Survivorship Program
What if your family’s DNA could become the blueprint for your very own precise and personalized treatment for colorectal cancer? Or, better yet, what if it could be used to help doctors screen you earlier for the disease before it has a chance to strike? This isn’t a science-fictional, futuristic ideal. Cutting-edge research at Penn State College of Medicine. Learn More: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Have a nice and safe weekend! #FindingCures
Are you a nurse and want to join our inspired team?

Nurse Job Fair.
When: April 5, 2017
Where: Penn State Children’s Hospital Tree House Café
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Nursing is more than just a job.
Be inspired and make a difference in the lives of others every day.

You can learn more at: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Ask Us Anything About… Marijuana use in teens

We’re talking live with Dr. Leslie Walker-Harding, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Penn State Children’s Hospital.

With increasing number of states legalizing marijuana for recreational and medicinal use, the perceived dangers of the drug may be decreasing. Unfortunately, marijuana use still poses many threats to health especially for children...
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Studies have shown both the benefits of breast milk and the risks of not breastfeeding babies. But the breastfeeding process can be frustrating and daunting for some mothers and their newborns. In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Nicole Hackman, a pediatrician and medical director for lactation services at Penn State Children’s Hospital, says’ information and support often can help mothers...
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NEWS: A $9.7 million National Institutes of Health project grant to Penn State College of Medicine aims to improve the lives of millions of people living with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). A multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Dr. Lawrence Sinoway, director of Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute, will study blood pressure increases in patients with PAD. [ Bit.ly Link ]