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Variety of academic, athletic summer camps for youth are announced


The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education and the Department of Athletics will host a wide variety of academic enrichment and athletic camps this summer for children ages 3 to 18. Enrichment camps are Princess Camp, Pirate Camp, Musical Theatre, Spanish for Kids, Wizardry School, Rockets Away, robotics, digital Video and Movie Production, Beginner cheerleading, Kids Learn to Cook, and Crime Scene Investigation. Athletic camps are fitness, tennis, baseball, softball, boys' and girls' basketball, soccer, volleyball, and golf. For more information or to register for camps, contact the

Continuing Education office at (724) 773-3700 or visit www.beaver.psu.edu/ce/youth.htm.

The Medical Minute: Men's Health Week 2009, June 15-21

Enter the term "Men's Health" into a search engine and the top result is likely to be about erectile dysfunction or prostate cancer. Too bad; the top result should be heart disease, the leading killer of men. Heart and vascular disease also carry high rates of chronic health problems from poor circulation. This brings us back to erectile dysfunction, which in most cases, is due to poor circulation and is caused by the same things that cause heart disease: smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and lack of exercise.


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Probing Question: Can a pandemic be predicted?


"The answer to this question is a qualified no," says Ottar Bjornstad, professor of biology and entomology and co-director of Penn State's Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics. "For a disease to transmit easily from human to human, several key pieces must fall into place," he explains. "And we cannot predict when and if this will happen."


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