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Checking In (And Checking Up) On Dad This Father’s Day
While dad may “know best” about many things, he may not realize that keeping up with simple health screenings may protect him from developing cancer. With June being Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day falling during this period, it’s a good time to remind the men in your life to be proactive with their health by taking part in the following screenings:
Colorectal: Typically it is recommended that colorectal cancer screening should start at age 50 or earlier based on the risk factors determined by their primary care doctor. These risk factors include family history of colon or rectal cancer and overall health. Earlier this month, the American Cancer Society issued updated screening guidelines to begin this regimen beginning at age 45 and repeated every 10 years for those of average risk. Screening includes colonoscopy and other forms of visual tests, as well as stool-based tests.
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The Medical Minute: Preventing Hearing Damage During Summer Activities
For many, summer means the sweet sounds of live concerts, fireworks, lawnmowers and splashing water. To optimize the fun summer sounds, here are some preventative measures to protect your hearing during these outdoor activities.
Dr. Huseyin Isildak, director of otology and neurotology in the Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, said patients sometimes call his office or come in for an appointment after having attended a rock concert complaining of ringing in their ears. Most live rock concerts are at a volume of 100 to 110 decibels, he said, which is louder than the generally accepted standard for noise exposure, which is 85 decibels for a maximum of eight hours a day, followed by at least a couple hours of recovery time.
As decibel levels increase above 85, the recommended time you can be exposed to it decr
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Top Tick Tips: What To Know And How To Protect Yourself
The summer months are upon us and people are beginning to spend more time outdoors, increasing their exposure to ticks and the diseases they may carry. Most people are familiar with Lyme disease, which if left untreated can cause an infection that spreads to the joints, the heart, and the nervous system, but what they may not know is that different species of ticks may bring different and less familiar health concerns.
Below, learn the top 8 tick tips you need to know in order to protect yourself and your family this summer.
Read the full interview with Dr. Brian Fallon of NewYork-Presbyterian and Dr. Rafal Tokarz of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health on Health Matters here: https://healthmatters.nyp.org/ticks-what-to-know-and-how-to-protect-yourself/
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Young Drivers With Autism Spectrum Disorder May Need More Time To Learn Basic Driving Skills
When first learning to drive, young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have more difficulty with basic driving skills compared to those with typical development (TD), reports a study in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
But licensed drivers with ASD have similar basic driving skills as their TD peers – even under more demanding conditions, according to the study by researchers at Drexel University, Philadelphia. "We hope our findings will help in developing targeted approaches to help teens and young adults with ASD to become safe drivers, helping to promote their independence in many aspects of life," comments lead author Kristina Elise Patrick, PhD, now at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.