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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.
For many people, a new calendar year sparks a new-found drive for self-improvement. But New Year's resolutions are easier broken than kept. We share tips on how to break bad habits – and start good ones.
Every year, the flu proves deadly and leads to tens of thousands of deaths across the U.S. With flu activity on the increase in Pennsylvania, Dr. Jay Zimmermann, a family physician at Penn State Medical Group-Elizabethtown, says now is the time to get vaccinated.
Back pain affects eight out of 10 people and is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work. Dr. Mark Knaub, an orthopedic surgeon at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, talks about what you can do if you experience back pain and how to prevent it in the first place.