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Sound Health #11 – Navigating concerns about newborn weight loss – Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital

During the first days of life, almost all babies experience some initial weight loss. Most newborns are able to tolerate this initial period of weight loss. However, some do develop complications such as dehydration and jaundice, which are the two most common causes of newborn hospital readmission. In this edition of Sound Health, Dr. Ian Paul, a pediatrician at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, explains how doctors chart growth in the first days, weeks and months of a baby’s life. We also discuss tools they use to do this – including Newt, a new tool developed at Penn State Hershey.

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Direct download: Sound-health-NewbornWeightLoss-11282014.mp3
Category:healthcare -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Sound Health #10 – Pancreatic Cancer – Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most dreaded cancer diagnoses. It often proves deadly because it’s typically aggressive, yet causes few or no symptoms until the late stages. As with many forms of cancer, there is hope for a cure when it’s caught early – and many promising treatments for those with pancreatic cancer in any stage. This podcast features Dr. Niraj Gusani, who heads the Program for Liver, Pancreas and Foregut Tumors at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute.

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Direct download: sound-health-pancreatic-cancer-11052014_-.mp3
Category:healthcare -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Sound Health #9 – Staying healthy during flu season – Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Dr. Cynthia Whitener, an infectious diseases specialist at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, talks about the various types of influenza, the importance of getting the flu vaccine, flu symptoms and treatment. Although this interview was recorded during the 2013-2014 flu season, it contains important information about the flu that will prove timely no matter when you listen to it.

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Direct download: sound-health-flu-season-01292014.mp3
Category:healthcare -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Sound Health #8 – Screening is key in managing prostate cancer - Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute

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At least 28,000 men are expected to die from prostate cancer this year in the United States. There are no symptoms for early-stage prostate cancer, which makes screening very important. In this podcast, Dr. Jay Raman, associate professor of Urology at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, talks about who should get tested and when.

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Read more about Dr. Raman’s study regarding the role of the digital rectal exam in prostate cancer screening.

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Direct download: sound-health-managing_prostate_cancer-09162013-.mp3
Category:healthcare -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Sound Health #7 - Helping busy kids eat healthfully – Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital


Between long days at work for mom and dad and packed activity schedules for the kids, many parents struggle to find time to cook healthy meals for their families. In this podcast, Dr. Ronald Williams, director of the Pediatric Weight Management Program at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, talks about how parents can make the time to provide their children with healthy meals, snacks and drinks.

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Direct download: sound-health-Helping_busy_kids_eat_healthfully_06172013.mp3
Category:healthcare -- posted at: 2:51pm EDT

Sound Health #6 - Promoting a ‘smart’ approach to antibiotic use – Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital

Antibiotics are used to treat a wide range of illnesses – including some they’re not equipped to fight. The unnecessary prescriptions are often a result of undue pressures placed on parents and physicians. In this edition of Sound Health, Dr. Nicole Hackman, a pediatrician at Penn State Hershey Medical Group - Hope Drive, talks about the Get Smart About Antibiotics campaign which is designed to increase awareness about the appropriate use of the medications.

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Direct download: Smart-Antibiotics-12-12-12.mp3
Category:healthcare -- posted at: 1:37pm EDT

Sound Health #5 – Getting the upper hand on LGL leukemia – Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute

In the more than 25 years since he discovered large granular lymphocyte – or LGL – leukemia, patients have traveled from all over the world to see Tom Loughran, M.D. of Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute. In this edition of Sound Health, Dr. Loughran discusses the discovery and his ongoing work to learn all he can about the disease. We also hear from one of his patients, Bob Meldrum, about why he travels from Colorado to be treated by Dr. Loughran.

>> Read more about Dr. Loughran's LGL research in Penn State Medicine:

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Direct download: sound-research-LGL_leukemia509112012-.mp3
Category:healthcare -- posted at: 3:51pm EDT

Sound Health #4 - Taking the lead on patient-centered medical home - Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

What exactly is a patient-centered medical home, and why is it important to the patient? In this edition of Sound Health, Robert Gabbay, M.D., Ph.D., director of Penn State Hershey Diabetes Institute, and William Bird, D.O., vice chair for clinical care in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, discuss how the concept is being implemented across the clinical, academic and research missions at Penn State Hershey.

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Direct download: sound-health-medical-home-073022012.mp3
Category:healthcare -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT

Sound Health #3 - What you need to know about stroke - Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke. According to the American Stroke Association, it is the fourth leading cause of death. Yet people can take steps to help prevent a stroke and to reduce the severity of damage once a stroke occurs. In this discussion, Dr. Ray Reichwein, co-director of the Penn State Hershey Stroke Center, outlines the types of stroke as well as their causes, symptoms and treatments.

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Direct download: sound-health-stroke-05242012.mp3
Category:healthcare -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

Sound Health #2 - The importance of colorectal cancer screenings - Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, yet it is curable when detected early. In this edition of Sound Health, Dr. Thomas McGarrity, chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, talks about risk factors for colorectal cancer as well as screening techniques.

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Direct download: sound-health-colorectal-cancer-screenings-03162012.mp3
Category:healthcare -- posted at: 9:00am EDT