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The Medical Minute: Aerobic Exercise Speeds Recovery for Adolescents with Sports-related Concussions

Not long ago, when a young athlete suffered a sports-related concussion from heading a ball or colliding with an opponent, doctors were quick to recommend the patient rest in a dark room. Now they say so-called “cocoon therapy” may actually prolong concussion symptoms. A newer, research-driven therapy is emerging. Patients are getting out of bed, […]

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The Medical Minute: Advanced Practice Providers Play Essential Role in Today’s Health Care Environment

If you ever saw a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner when you needed medical care, you are one of a growing number of patients who have come to rely on advanced practice providers. It’s a category of medical professional that includes certified nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists and certified nurse midwives. These non-physician providers […]

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The Medical Minute: Unmasking Strategies to Help Kids Navigate Mixed Views on Face Coverings

“Masks are for sissies!” “Where’s your mask, know-it-all?” This fall, these are some of the childhood taunts heard on the playground and in the classroom. Long a polarizing issue among adults, masks have become a source of contention among children and, unfortunately, a perfect set-up for bullying. Children are taking many of their cues from […]

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The Medical Minute: Real-time Tumor Tracking Delivers High Cure Rates, Decreased Side Effects for Cancer Patients

Image-guided radiation therapy has evolved to include the ability to track tumors in real time during treatment. It’s improving cure rates and limiting side effects for a growing number of cancer patients. Think of it like radio making way for television. For more than a century, radiation therapy has been effective in treating cancer. From […]

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