The buzz of lawn mowers signals the arrival of spring as much as singing birds and kids playing outside. Yet, it’s easy to forget that the machines can cause serious damage if not used safely. In 2015, lawn mowers were responsible for sending more than 68,000 adults and about 13,000 children to emergency departments nationwide. “We need to remind people that these are dangerous machines, and the consequences are devastating,” said Penn State College of Medicine student Mariano Garay,
Researchers in the Penn State College of Nursing are testing an intervention that involves family members in the recovery process for individuals with dementia, following their short-term hospitalization for acute medical conditions.
According to the American Stroke Association, the number of people 65 and older who were treated for ischemic stroke declined between 2000 and 2010. However, hospitalization rates for those younger than 65 rose.
Penn State is moving toward a University-wide health insurance requirement for the 2018-19 academic school year. In preparation for the new requirement, University Health Services (UHS) will begin collecting student health insurance information in May 2017.
Monthly eye injections of Avastin (bevacizumab) are as effective as the more expensive drug Eylea (aflibercept) for the treatment of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), according to a study chaired by Dr. Ingrid U. Scott of Penn State College of Medicine.