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Subway restaurants raise another $26,500 for THON and Four Diamonds

Central Pennsylvania Subway restaurants have contributed an additional $26,500 to the fight against childhood cancer.

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PinnacleHealth, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center end integration efforts

Given the time and cost associated with continuing litigation, PinnacleHealth and the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center have decided to bring our integration efforts to a close.

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Hyundai Hope on Wheels awards $250,000 research grant to Penn State Children’s Hospital

Hyundai Hope On Wheels® and Hershey-area Hyundai dealers recently presented Penn State Children’s Hospital and Four Diamonds researcher Dr. Sinisa Dovat with a $250,000 Scholar Grant to help drive the discovery of new and improved treatments and cures for childhood cancer.

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Hershey Medical Center, PinnacleHealth respond to appeals court ruling on proposed merger

Today we learned that U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled in favor of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office (AG).

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Latest Community stories

Students stand on stage holding up placards spelling out $5,526,281.63, indicating the amount of money raised through the Four Diamonds Mini-THON in 2016.

Four Diamonds Mini-THON raises $5.5 million to fight childhood cancer

Tens of thousands of children across Pennsylvania are leading multi-million-dollar fundraising efforts to support pediatric cancer research.

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Lady Lions visit Children's Hospital

Some members of the Penn State Lady Lions basketball team paid a special visit to Penn State Children’s Hospital recently.

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Miracle Treat Day benefits Penn State Children’s Hospital

Local Dairy Queen® restaurants will celebrate the 11th annual Miracle Treat Day on Thursday, July 28 to benefit Penn State Children’s Hospital, one of 170 hospitals supported by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®.

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Cancer Institute event honors survivors

“Whatever you believe, believe in yourself. Be positive and enjoy your life.”

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Latest Medical Minutes

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The Medical Minute: Back pain often treatable without surgery

During their lifetime, as many as eight out of ten people experience back pain that lasts more than three days. However, for a vast majority of these people, the pain goes away with simple treatment.

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The Medical Minute: How integrative medicine can aid breast cancer recovery

Dr. Daleela Dodge is fascinated by the resilience of her patients. The breast surgeon at Penn State Breast Center has repeatedly seen how social networks, diet, exercise, a strong support system, mindfulness and therapy through music, art and writing can be an important part of recovery and remission from breast cancer.

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The Medical Minute: Incidence of thyroid cancer on the rise

The incidence of thyroid cancer has tripled in the past three decades, yet the reason for this is not clear.

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The Medical Minute: What you need to know this flu season

As flu season approaches, medical experts have some new recommendations – along with some old standards – on how to reduce your chances of getting sick.

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Latest Education stories

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Physician Assistant students pack 18,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now

Nearly 100 volunteers, led by students from the Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Penn State College of Medicine and other members of the campus community, recently packaged more than 18,000 meals to be distributed to people in need throughout the world. Through donations, bake sales and various other fundraisers, the PA students raised $5,261 that […]

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College of Medicine launches new website

A new website for Penn State College of Medicine is now live. It is targeted at potential students and investigators and was organized and designed based upon months of research and feedback from those groups.

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Student design partners at College of Medicine begin work on new curriculum

Five students at Penn State College of Medicine have deferred the start of medical school for a year to serve as student design partners who are helping to shape the curriculum that will guide their medical education.

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Incoming medical student class receives white coats

Members of the medical student class of 2020 were presented and "cloaked" with their official white coat on July 29 at the Hershey Lodge.

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Latest Patient Care stories

Eight representatives of Hershey Medical Center pose for a photo, in front of a beige backdrop. The woman in the center of the front row is holding the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award.

Medical Center receives award for quality leadership performance

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center won the 2016 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for superior performance as measured by Vizient’s Quality and Accountability Study.

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Penn State Cancer Institute recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review

Penn State Cancer Institute has been named among the “100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading source of business and legal information for healthcare industry leaders.

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Superheroes return to brighten spirits - and windows - at Penn State Children's Hospital

Some visitors to Penn State Children’s Hospital are the hot topic of conversation among patients and their families for a day, maybe two. But when superheroes visit, it’s a much different story.

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Make-A-Wish party at Children’s Hospital features crafts and treats

Make-A-Wish hosted a party for patients at Penn State Children’s Hospital this week. Children had an opportunity to decorate t-shirts and enjoy pizza and ice cream.

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Latest Research stories

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Penn State receives $20 million grant to accelerate medical discoveries

Penn State, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine will continue the Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute through an award from the National Institutes of Health.

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Social media and activity feedback give no more benefit than simpler strategies

Providing physically inactive adults access to online social networking about walking as well as personalized feedback did not add more benefit than just providing emailed tips, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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First accurate simulation of a virus invading a cell

For the first time, scientists know what happens to a virus’ shape when it invades a host cell, thanks to an experiment by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Sign language may be helpful for children with rare speech disorder

Using sign language with intensive speech therapy may be an effective treatment for children with a rare speech disorder called apraxia of speech, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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Latest People stories

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Spirit Halloween throws a party at Penn State Children’s Hospital

Spirit Halloween hosted a Halloween party for patients and their families at Penn State Children’s Hospital, featuring costumes, games and crafts.

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Himes named chief nursing officer at Medical Center

Judy Himes, who has served as interim chief nursing officer at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center since February, has accepted the role permanently.

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Camp Lionheart: A place for young heart warriors

Some young campers celebrated the fifth birthday of a little girl they never knew on Aug. 2, although they had a lot in common.

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Nittany Lions spread smiles around Penn State Children’s Hospital

The Penn State Nittany Lion football team and Coach James Franklin visited with patients and families at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

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