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People who are challenged with insomnia can have problems falling asleep, and wake up and have trouble going back to sleep. Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, a clinical psychologist at Penn State Health Sleep Research and Treatment Center, talks about the causes of and treatments for insomnia.
Age-Related Macular degeneration, which occurs when the central part of the retina deteriorates, is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans age 60 and older. Learn more about it in this interview with Dr. Ingrid U. Scott, a retina specialist at Penn State Health.
Blood thinners are medicines that help blood flow smoothly through your veins and arteries. They can protect against heart attacks and strokes, but who needs them? What are the benefits and risks associated with taking them? Are there alternative treatments to blood thinners?
Problem drinking that becomes severe is given the medical diagnosis of “alcohol use disorder” or AUD. Would you know how to recognize AUD in a family member or friend? Would you know what to do if you suspect someone has AUD?
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?