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2013-06-18 15:35:39

Treating patients with dementia can be viewed as a difficult task for doctors, but Penn State College of Medicine researchers say that storytelling may be one way to improve medical students' perceptions of people affected by the condition. Participation in a creative storytelling program called TimeSlips creates a substantial improvement in student attitudes. Daniel George, assistant professor of humanities, tested the effects of the TimeSlips program in an elective course he teaches at...

2013-05-07 16:28:18

Penn State College of Medicine researchers state that oral supplementation can increase the body's stores of the powerful antioxidant, Glutathione. NEW YORK, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Glutathione is the body's master antioxidant involved in protecting cells and tissues from oxidants and a large variety of other toxins and insults. Debate over whether orally administered glutathione could be effective at enhancing glutathione levels in cells and tissues has simmered for...

2012-08-14 06:28:00

HUMMELSTOWN, Pa., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Health Executive Deputy Secretary Michael Wolf today presented nearly $3.1 million in Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement Program, or CURE, grants to support three, two-year research projects focused on cancer treatment technologies. The grant recipients are Apogee Biotechnology Corporation, Oncoceutics, Inc. and Penn State College of Medicine in collaboration with Keystone Nano, Inc. The CURE...

2012-08-01 10:26:01

The Austin-Based Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center Enters into Clinical Affiliation with the Health Science Center's Round Rock Campus AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Austin Recovery, the largest and most affordable non-profit drug and alcohol treatment center in Texas, has joined forces with the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) College of Medicine to provide clinical training for medical students in the field of chemical dependency treatment....

2011-11-09 10:49:00

BRONX, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Women's Division and Men's Division of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University will honor two preeminent leaders with the first "Einstein Lifetime Leadership Award" for their extraordinary contributions to supporting the mission of Einstein, one of the nation's premier centers for biomedical research and medical education. The awards will be presented to Linda Altman and Arnold S. Penner at the "Celebrate Einstein"...

2011-10-05 18:59:06

A tracheostomy performed within the first seven days after a severe head injury results in better overall patient outcome, according to a team of Penn State College of Medicine researchers. This is especially true for patients who have a greater chance of surviving when admitted to the hospital. A tracheostomy is an opening created in the front of the neck directly into the trachea to allow unimpeded breathing. (A tracheotomy is the act of making that opening.) "The CDC estimates that...

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2011-08-08 08:35:00

That first cigarette of the morning may be the most dangerous one you have all day. A study of 7,610 smokers, published in the journal Cancer, emphasizes the effect was independent of other smoking habits. Cancer Research UK suggested to BBC News that people who are quick to smoke may inhale more smoke into the lungs and which could nearly double the already high risk of lung cancer. Scientists at the Penn State College of Medicine in the US looked at 4,776 smokers with lung cancer and 2,835...

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2011-05-17 06:05:00

Children who are obese, asthmatic, anxious or depressed are more likely to experience excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. EDS is the inability to stay awake during daytime hours and often occurs along with other sleep disorders such as sleep apnea -- characterized by pauses in breathing. "Although EDS in children is commonly assumed by physicians and the public to be the result of sleep-disordered breathing or inadequate sleep, our...

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2011-05-02 07:06:08

It is in your food containers, water bottles, and 90 percent of us have it in our bloodstream. It may also be a prime candidate for causing wheezing in children if pregnant mothers come into contact with it. Experimental research in bisphenol A, (BPA) suggests that prenatal BPA exposure causes asthma in mice. No firm data yet exists for humans but results are not looking good. Adam Spanier, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine, studied 367 children,...

2010-09-06 09:04:34

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - Only about one in every six Americans who have ever been overweight or obese loses weight and maintains that loss, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Two-thirds of the United States adult population is overweight, defined as a body mass index (BMI) of at least 25, or obese, a BMI of at least 30. Obesity rates, which doubled between 1980 and 2004, increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. The recommendation is often to lose at...