Feb 24, 2021
Whether the blanket of snow outside beckons you to a winter play land of skiing and sledding or to the mundane tasks of shoveling or snow blowing, consider your health and safety before you venture out.
Feb 17, 2021
For some people, anxiety over what may happen after they get the COVID-19 vaccine seems to almost outweigh the relief of getting protected. Here are some common questions and answers that should ease concerns.
Feb 10, 2021
Panic attacks aren’t deadly, but heart attacks kill. That’s why knowing the difference could save a life.
Feb 3, 2021
Doctors are seeing a surge in childhood suicides brought on by isolating conditions created by COVID-19. Parents can help by looking for red flags.
Jan 28, 2021
Flu cases are down this year, mostly because all the COVID-19 precautions like hand-washing and social distancing. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stay vigilant. In fact, it might be more important now than ever.
Jan 20, 2021
Clinical depression that sets in at a season’s start and goes into remission at the end is called seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. With a proper diagnosis, effective treatment is available.
Jan 13, 2021
You have the power to save lives today. January is National Blood Donation Month. Learn the benefits of donating—and how local organizations ensure donation is safe—in this Penn State Health Medical Minute.
Jan 7, 2021
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for people with food allergies? Two infectious disease experts offer answers and explain how the body accepts the vaccine in this week’s Penn State Health Medical Minute.
Dec 17, 2020
Vaccines are in the news again – along with misinformation about their safety. We replace the common myths with truths about the safety and benefits of vaccination in this week’s Medical Minute.
Dec 10, 2020
As the U.S. authorizes distribution of the COVID vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, here’s what you need to know about the vaccines — how they work, the doses required, their effectiveness and more.