Health Minute

Tuesdays at 7:31 a.m. & 4:32 p.m.

Health Minute is a weekly, one-minute radio and digital program featuring information and strategies for living a healthy life. 

Health Minute takes a holistic approach to the definition of “health” including physical, emotional and mental health and wellness. It also addresses health and wellness across a person’s entire lifespan.

A collaboration between WPSU and the Penn State College of Nursing, the program draws on the knowledge of local educators and health professionals to share information that affects the daily lives of the people in our communities.  

Production support for Health Minute is made possible by Dr. Carline Crevecoeur and Dr. Michael Feffer

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You’re listening to WPSU’s Health Minute, a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

February is American Heart Month. In the United States, someone dies from cardiovascular disease every 38 seconds.  

What can you do to keep your heart healthy?

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You’re listening to WPSU’s Health Minute, a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

February 14th is National Donor Day. 95% of U.S. adults support organ donation, but only 58% are signed up as donors, which has resulted in an organ transplant shortage.

Anyone, regardless of age or medical history, can sign up to be a donor.

One donor can donate up to eight lifesaving organs, including a heart, liver, pancreas, 2 lungs, 2 kidneys, and intestines.

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You're listening to WPSU's Health Minute, a collaboration with Penn State's College of Nursing.

February is Children's Dental Health Month.

Oral care begins even before your baby's first tooth emerges. Baby's gums should be cleaned twice daily with a moist, clean cloth to rid the gums of bacteria and sugars. The American Dental Association warns tooth decay can occur when babies are exposed to sugary drinks, put to bed with a bottle, or using shared utensils. Fluoride toothpaste can be used once the child is two years old.

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You’re listening to WPSU’s Health Minute, a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

The new coronavirus, which has sickened thousands and killed more than 80 people in Wuhan, China, has now been confirmed in the United States. It can cause fever, severe illness, and pneumonia. 

The CDC does not expect a large outbreak in the U.S., but they’re monitoring everyone who recently visited the now quarantined Wuhan region. 

Health Minute: Winter Sports

Jan 21, 2020
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You're listening to WPSU's Health Minute, a collaboration with Penn State's College of Nursing.

If you're planning to hit the slopes, lace up the ice skates, or go sledding, here are some tips for staying safe:

Health Minute: Glaucoma

Jan 14, 2020

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You’re listening to WPSU’s Health Minute, a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing. 

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that causes increased eye pressure, which can result in damage to the optic nerve, vision loss and even blindness.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says anyone can get glaucoma, but the risk is higher for people with a family history of the disease, African Americans over the age of 40, and people over 60. 

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You’re listening to WPSU’s Health Minute, a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

As you participate in your favorite outdoor activities this winter, remember to protect yourself from cold weather related injuries. 

Normal body temperature is around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Decreases in body temperature can put your body at risk.

The National Weather Service and Department of Homeland Security recommend some simple measures you can take to reduce your risk of injury this winter.