The Medical Minute: Identifying Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse

  The number of teens who abuse tobacco, alcohol, drugs and other substances hasn’t changed much in the past couple of decades — but for those who are prone to addiction for one reason or another, the menu of substances to choose from is larger than ever. Parents have to...
Posted On 20 Sep 2014

Penn Highlands Clearfield Planning for Flu Season

CLEARFIELD – With flu season fast approaching, Penn Highlands Clearfield is hosting flu shot clinics at various locations throughout the region. “As always, our goal is to educate the community about how they can protect themselves from any type of communicable disease,...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014

Dying In America Is Harder Than It Has To Be, IOM Advises

Washington, DC, United States (KaiserHealth) – It is time for conversations about death to become a part of life. That is one of the themes of a 500-page report, titled “Dying In America,” released Tuesday by the Institute of Medicine. The report suggests that...
Posted On 17 Sep 2014
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August Alsina remains in hospital after collapsing onstage

Tep Mayo – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor New York City, NY, United States (4E) – R&B singer August Alsina, 22, from New Orleans, who is best known for his single “I Luv This Shit” remains hospitalized after he collapsed onstage during a show in...
Posted On 17 Sep 2014
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Turning away the Ebola dying

Monrovia, Liberia (IRIN) – A US announcement today to send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak in Liberia was welcomed with relief by health workers, who are losing the battle to contain the disease. Liberia reported 400 additional Ebola cases in the past week...
Posted On 17 Sep 2014
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What’s Cooking?: Dining@PSU App Helps Students Make Healthy Choices

UNIVERSITY PARK – Eggplant parmesan, Korean barbecue tacos, chicken cacciatore or teriyaki vegetable stir-fry? With these kinds of options, what to eat for dinner is inevitably on the minds of many Penn State students. As the newest batch of freshmen accustom themselves to...
Posted On 16 Sep 2014

Nobel Biocare to be purchased by Danaher for USD2 billion

Jose Castro – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Zurich, Switzerland (4E) – US medical device maker Danaher Corp had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Swiss dental implant maker Nobel Biocare Holdings AG. The agreement comes after a lingering search...
Posted On 15 Sep 2014
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Pink Out Photo Contest Day Slated at Tyrone Regional Health Network

TYRONE – Community members interested in entering the Breast Cancer & Women’s Health Institute (BCWHI) Pink Out Photo Contest can do so during Pink Out Day on the Tyrone Regional Health Network campus on Sept. 19. BCWHI is holding the Pink Out photo contest to support...
Posted On 13 Sep 2014

The Medical Minute: Research Continues Improving the Odds for Kids with Cancer

The American Cancer Society reports one in every 285 children younger than 20 will be diagnosed with cancer. That makes childhood cancer relatively rare. Still, nearly 16,000 new cases were anticipated for 2014 resulting in 1,900 to 2,000 deaths. And for most parents, it’s a...
Posted On 13 Sep 2014