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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?
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.