It’s not too late to get vaccinated against the most common strains of flu expected this year. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Avoid the Flu

Vaccination Remains Best Way to Avoid Flu Joy and goodwill aren’t the only things we start spreading to friends, family, colleagues — even strangers — this time of year. Late fall and early winter also signal the start of annual spread of the influenza virus. Commonly known as
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Penn State researchers have identified a gene variant that could lead to more successful drug trials for all ALS patients. (Photo:

ALS Breakthrough?

Gene Discovery Could Aid ALS Treatment Mice bred to carry a gene variant found in one third of ALS patients have a faster disease progression and die sooner than mice with the standard genetic model of the disease, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
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November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic Cancer

Early Detection Is Biggest Challenge November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, named for one the deadliest cancers. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 46,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States this year and more than 39,000
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