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#InspiredTogether - Jacob Jacobeen, a nurse from Penn State Hershey Medical Center, is joining 200 first responders and volunteers to help with the rebuilding of Puerto Rico.
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Did you know more than 300,000 children in the U.S. suffer from chronic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)? In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Barbara Ostrov, a pediatric and adult rheumatologist at Penn State Health explains why this condition has more to do with joint inflammation than wear and tear on cartilage and bone. https://buff.ly/2gcu7Xp
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Penn State Research - The ability to deliver light into the body is important for laser surgery, drug activation, optical imaging, diagnosis of disease, and in optogenetics, the experimental field in which light is used to manipulate the function of neurons in the brain.
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Ask Us Anything About… Infertility – Tuesday, October 17. https://buff.ly/2fXEj26

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about 10 percent of women (6.1 million) in the United States have difficulty getting or staying pregnant.

At approximately noon on Tuesday, October 17, we’ll talk LIVE with Dr. Stephanie Estes, director, Penn State Health Robotics Program. She will answer your questions about infertility, available options and more. Join us for Ask Us Anything About… Infertility.
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Penn State Research — Dementia affects 47.5 million people worldwide — is almost always accompanied by behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. (BPSD) These symptoms, which include such behaviors as aggression and agitation, contribute to a poorer quality of life and a more rapid decline in cognitive and physical abilities.

Despite research efforts, there are still gaps in knowledge about what causes or precipitates these symptoms.
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Professor and primary care doctor at the Hershey Medical Center Dr. Christopher Sciamanna is leading the 36-month trial, which is called “Working to Increase Stability Through Exercise.” This program will test if regularly scheduled exercise programs can strengthen participants’ bones or help prevent them from sustaining injuries if they fall. The study will also examine if the exercise program has an effect on mental health. #InspiredTogether
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Ask Us Anything About… Ethics of Genomic Research – Thursday, October 12th. https://buff.ly/2wJjPAO

Many human ailments have some basis in our genes and until recently, doctors were able to take genetics into consideration only in cases of birth defects and a limited number of other diseases. Advancement of genomic research and expanded use of genetic testing has raised ethical questions and concerns.

Around 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, we’ll talk LIVE with Jennifer B. McCormick, PhD, associate professor of humanities, Penn State College of medicine. Dr. McCormick will answer your questions about the ethics of genomic research.
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Did you know one out of every 25 children will develop scoliosis, or curvature of the spine? In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Scott Sorenson, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Penn State Children’s Hospital say’s, the challenge, “They don’t usually complain of pain.” https://buff.ly/2xVpPdq
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New research finds surprising differences in the number of inhibitory neurons both in various areas of the brain and in the brains of female and male mice. http://bit.ly/2xZCFoA
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New method for evaluating reproducibility in studies of genome organization | Penn State University https://buff.ly/2xY1vHY
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