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Eyeglasses may resolve misalignment of the eyes in children Eyeglasses may resolve misalignment of the eyes in children
446 weeks ago - PSU Live
For a child with a lazy eye (ambylopia) associated with strabismus (misalignment of the eyes) or another cause, an eyeglass prescription may be all that's needed.... [Read More]

Share your healthy weight habits Share your healthy weight habits
446 weeks ago - PSU Live
A Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine faculty member Christopher Sciamanna is seeking volunteers who have successfully lost weight and are interested in being interviewed about their secrets of success with controlling their weight for a service activity. The purpose [Read More]

The Medical Minute: Stress tests - echo vs. nuclear The Medical Minute: Stress tests - echo vs. nuclear
446 weeks ago - PSU Live
Your health care provider has ordered a stress test for your heart. But, what exactly will it involve? Then, you look at the request and see that you are going to have a pharmacologic nuclear stress test. So, what exactly did your physician order?... [Read More]

CHANCE program to receive award CHANCE program to receive award
447 weeks ago - PSU Live
CHANCE (Connecting Humans and Nature through Conservation Experiences), has been chosen to receive the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators (PAEE) 2012 Outstanding Environmental Education Program award. The award, which recognizes an exemplary environmental education program which [Read More]

Trash to Treasure winter sale set for Feb. 4 Trash to Treasure winter sale set for Feb. 4
447 weeks ago - PSU Live
The Student United Way is sponsoring the winter Trash to Treasure sale. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, in 108 Fisher Hall (East Halls) on the University Park campus of Penn State. The sale is open to the public. Admission is free. Parking is available in the East [Read More]

Runkle Hall on a quest for zero waste Runkle Hall on a quest for zero waste
447 weeks ago - PSU Live
The Office of Physical Plant and Housing have worked together on recycling efforts before. But in their quest for "zero waste," one group in particular needed to be included -- students. Starting this semester, Runkle Hall in North Halls is venturing to become zero waste, a goal of reducing trash [Read More]

Expansion of care for pediatric patients in Berks County Expansion of care for pediatric patients in Berks County
447 weeks ago - PSU Live
Berks County children and families now have increased access to pediatric specialty care through the growing partnership between St. Joseph Regional Health Network and Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Health System.... [Read More]

Community Hands-Only CPR training offered Community Hands-Only CPR training offered
447 weeks ago - PSU Live
Almost 80 percent of sudden cardiac arrests happen in the home. Ninety-two percent of victims don't survive, often because people around them don't take action and begin CPR. Everyone can help change this statistic by learning the simple skills of Hands-Only CPR. Free, community CPR training is [Read More]

The Medical Minute: Writing your way to better health The Medical Minute: Writing your way to better health
447 weeks ago - PSU Live
This week's Medical Minute explores the ways in which writing can help individuals to improve a number of emotional and even physical illnesses.... [Read More]

Shaver's Creek Environmental Center aims for 'zero waste' Shaver's Creek Environmental Center aims for 'zero waste'
448 weeks ago - PSU Live
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center is in the process of becoming a zero-waste facility. Trash cans are gone along with the dumpster and employees have created an elaborate system of recycling and composting bins to use instead. "We're shooting for zero; a true zero," said Mark McLaughlin, director [Read More]

The Medical Minute: Avoiding two winter weather-related problems The Medical Minute: Avoiding two winter weather-related problems
448 weeks ago - PSU Live
Though it may not have felt like winter until recently, it is that time of year when environmental exposures to the cold weather will be causing many problems for people. Here are some tips for preventing and safely treating two common winter weather-related problems.... [Read More]

Penn State Hershey Spina Bifida clinic receives national grant Penn State Hershey Spina Bifida clinic receives national grant
448 weeks ago - PSU Live
The Penn State Hershey Spina Bifida clinic has been selected as one of only seventeen clinics nationwide for inclusion in the National Spina Bifida Registry Demonstration Project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to track long-term outcomes for children and adults with spina [Read More]

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