Free Virtual Walking Program Offered Statewide

Anyone interested in developing healthy habits and increasing stamina can take part in a free Penn State Extension virtual walking program called “Everybody Walk Across Pennsylvania.”

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Irish Ancestry? Learn About a Rare Genetic Disease that May Impact You

In 1982, Rosaline’s Aunt Polly passed away at age 58 from a rare disease called hereditary ATTR (hATTR) amyloidosis after enduring years of debilitating and progressive symptoms.

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Dear Pharmacist: 3 Surprising Perks of Chewing Gum

I may be your favorite pharmacist, but I have a silly sense of humor, so today we’ll dive into the world of chewing gum and how it might be helpful for concentration. Weird, I know!

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Anti-Diabetes Drugs May Reduce Risk of Colorectal Cancer

People with obesity are at increased risk for many chronic health problems. These include Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Obesity also increases the risk of many common cancers, including colorectal cancer.

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Nurse Nancy: Navigating Norovirus

Recently, I was a substitute teacher at a local school. 

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Atrial Fibrillation – Take Your Fluttering Heartbeat Seriously

Often, when we think of heart conditions, we associate them with age. Although atrial fibrillation (AFib) is found more often in those over age 60, it can affect people of all ages, even children.

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Nurse Nancy: Enjoy a Soup Swap and Reap the Benefits

Many people have fond memories of eating soups as a child. For me, growing up Roman Catholic, tomato soup and grilled cheese was a Friday favorite. And when I was sick, Mom would fix chicken noodle soup. 

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Savvy Senior: How to Ease the Winter Blues

Dear Savvy Senior,

What can you tell me about seasonal affective disorder? I’ve always disliked winter, but since I retired and am home a lot more, the gray, cold winter months make me feel really blue.

– Sad Sam

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The Healthy Geezer: Getting Ahead of Glaucoma

Q. What exactly does glaucoma do to your eyes? 

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