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As parents, we know it’s a lot easier to grab takeout that we know our kids like than to cook something new. But easiest is not always best – as poor dietary habits can lead to obesity and all the health problems that come with it. In this interview with Kara Bowers, a dietitian with Penn State PRO Wellness, you'll learn how to create a supportive nutrition environment in your home.
It hurts to think about anyone sexually abusing a child. But far too often, people don’t know what to do if they suspect a child is being harmed in such a manner. Whose responsibility is it to say something? And where can they turn?
As if it weren't hard enough to fight cancer as a kid, childhood cancer survivors are at a higher risk of developing physical and emotional difficulties once their treatment is complete. We learn more about these challenges and how professionals at Penn State Children’s Hospital navigate them from Dr. Smita Dandekar, director of the Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Clinic, and Amanda Musser, Four Diamonds social worker.
Liver cancer is proving deadlier. A report released on July 18 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows death rates from liver cancer rose 43 percent between 2000 and 2016. Many cases are caused by underlying disease that can be prevented.
Suicide rates are headed in the wrong direction. In 2016, 45,000 Americans age 10 or older took their own lives, reflecting a rise of nearly 30 percent since 1999. We discuss the issue with Dr. Ahmad Hameed, a psychiatrist at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
A lot of people seem to put stock in the “stage” of cancer with which they or their loved one has been diagnosed. We learn more about the stages of cancer from Dr. Joseph Drabick, chief of hematology and oncology at Penn State Cancer Institute.
Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., killing nearly half a-million Americans each year. Learn more about the dangers of tobacco and strategies for quitting, along with the rising popularity of vaping.