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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 Research #3 - Studying the mechanisms of addiction - Penn State College of Medicine

Does addiction to one thing make you susceptible to addiction to another? Dr. Patricia Sue Grigson of the Penn State College of Medicine looks at this subject as it applies to drug use and binge eating. Grigson worked with student Matt Puhl, who was lead author on the study and collected the data.

Read more about Dr. Grigson's research here>>

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Direct download: sound-research-studyingthemechanismsofaddiction-04122012.mp3
Category:research -- posted at: 12:00am 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

Sound Research #2 - Medical center-based farmers' markets improve health - Penn State College of Medicine

Farmers’ markets at medical centers may contribute to greater wellness in surrounding communities while adding public health value to the mission of a market, say Penn State College of Medicine researchers who have both developed and evaluated a market created at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. In this interview, Matt Solovey speaks with Daniel George, Ph.D., an assistant professor of humanities, about the findings.

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Direct download: sound-research-Farmers-Market-02082012.mp3
Category:research -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT

Sound Research #1 - AAV2 Virus Research and Breast Cancer - Penn State College of Medicine

Dr. Craig Meyers, professor of microbiology and immunology, Penn State College of Medicine, discusses his research using the virus AAV2 to kill breast cancer cells in the laboratory.

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Direct download: sound-research-AAV2-01272012.mp3
Category:research -- posted at: 11:45am EDT

Sound Health #1 - Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment - Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Dr. Rena Kass and Dr. Susan Schetter, co-directors of the Penn State Hershey Breast Center, discuss the latest developments in medicine affecting the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

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Direct download: sound-health-breast-cancer-01162012.mp3
Category:healthcare -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT