Location: Penn State College of Medicine
People with obesity are more likely to develop a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke, heart failure and other complications, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
The flavor of an e-cigarette may affect more than a consumer’s taste buds, according to Penn State researchers who say the chemicals that make up the different flavors also produce different levels of free radicals.
All children have moments of moodiness, but family medicine doctors and pediatricians may doubt their abilities to tell the difference between normal irritability and possibly bigger issues, according to Penn State researchers.
A recent story on LancasterOnline highlighted the work being done by the Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine, including its new Medical Detective class. In this class, students share medical case studies of the deaths of famous people such as Wolfgang Mozart, Edgar Allan Poe and George Washington, and their classmates must figure out the cause of death and guess the famous fatality.
Dr. Matthew Silvis, a sports medicine physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Health Medical Group - Palmyra, is the April honoree in Penn State College of Medicine’s "Exceptional Moments in Teaching" program.