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Project ECHO at Penn State awarded “Superhub” status

As a Superhub, Penn State is authorized to train new ECHO partners (called “hubs”) within the U.S. and across the globe – providing technical assistance and support to other ECHO partners as they grow their programs.

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Hershey Medical Center nurses recognized at national Magnet conference

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s nursing team was recognized at the American Nurses Credential Center’s National Magnet Conference for earning their fourth consecutive Magnet designation.

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Penn State Health named to 2022 Best for Vets: Employers list

Penn State Health has again earned national recognition for supporting veterans and their families through its hiring and employment practices.

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Lancaster Medical Center partners with Penn State College of Nursing to support sexual assault survivors

Lancaster Medical Center and Penn State Nese College of Nursing have announced a partnership to support survivors of sexual assault.

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Still trucking: Enola man says Holy Spirit Medical Center team helps him survive months of COVID-19

Brian Germann says the kindness and hard work of the nursing team at Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center helped carry him through the most grueling ordeal of his life.

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Latest Research

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Nearly $50 million supports College of Medicine research, community outreach

Between July and September 2022, College of Medicine researchers received 177 grants and contracts totaling $49.9 million for research.

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Air pollution may cause irregular heartbeat in teens

Teenagers may experience irregular heart rhythms — or arrhythmias — within two hours after breathing polluted air, according to a study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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Reduced nicotine cigarettes result in less smoking in anxious, depressed smokers

Lowering the amount of nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels may reduce smoking without worsening mental health in smokers with mood or anxiety disorders, according to College of Medicine researchers.

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College of Medicine faculty receive grants from the Comprehensive Health Studies program

Penn State College of Medicine leaders awarded $286,732 in pilot funding to researchers as part of goal one of its strategic plan, which is focused on comprehensive health studies.

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Legislators present Penn State College of Medicine with $5M to expand research facilities

Funds support Penn State Board of Trustees‑approved $37.3 million project to modernize comparative medicine facilities Penn State College of Medicine leadership accepted $5 million from Pennsylvania House Rep. Tom Mehaffie, […]

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Latest Medical Minutes

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The Medical Minute: SANE spaces during the unthinkable

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner rooms are special areas set aside for victims of sexual assault so that they can bypass the triage area of the public Emergency Department and get the care they need in the most comfortable atmosphere possible. Two Penn State Health nurses trained in treating victims share what patients can expect.

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The Medical Minute: RSV is back with a vengeance

Cases of respiratory illnesses – particularly RSV – are on the rise. A Penn State Health Children’s Hospital infectious disease physician explains why, and what you can do.

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The Medical Minute: Tips for staying healthy in the season of sweets

With temptations at every turn, how can you stay healthy through to the new year? Here are some tips to enjoying the flavors of the season with minimal guilt.

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The (Monster) Medical Minute: Is horror healthy?

That thing prickling the hair on the back of your neck? Could it actually be good for you? A Penn State Health psychologist talks about whether there’s such a thing as a good scare.

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The Medical Minute: What happens at a 3-D mammogram

It’s not your mom’s mammogram. Take a look inside a 3-D exam room in this week’s Medical Minute.

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Latest Education

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Moser recognized for Exceptional Moments in Teaching

Dr. Eileen Moser, a physician in the Division of General Internal Medicine, is featured for November in the “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program.

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Neurology resident Srinivasan recognized for exceptional teaching

Dr. Pavitra Srinivasan, a neurology resident at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, was recognized in October 2022 as part of the Exceptional Moments in Teaching program of Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine.

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González to lead student advocacy, disability services for College of Medicine

Beatrice González joined the Office for Diversity, Equity and Belonging as a student advocacy specialist and will lead engagement initiatives across all educational programs within the College of Medicine.

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Farbaniec recognized for Exceptional Moments in Teaching

Dr. Michael Farbaniec, a physician at Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute, is featured for October in the “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program.

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Radiology resident Park recognized for exceptional teaching

Dr. Joseph Park, a radiology resident at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, was recognized in September 2022 as part of the Exceptional Moments in Teaching program of Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine.

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Latest Patient Care

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First baby born at Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Townsley Guy Stetzler became the first baby to be born at Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center. Both mom and baby are doing well in the hospital’s Family Birthing Suite.

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New obstetrics and gynecology clinic opens at Hampden Medical Center

Penn State Health Obstetrics and Gynecology has opened a new clinic at Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center. It will be staffed by physicians, certified registered nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives.

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Penn State Health enhances access to fertility services and pediatric specialties in York County

Penn State Health is enhancing access to its reproductive endocrinology and fertility services and pediatric specialties at its newest outpatient location in York County.

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Three hearts for three brothers: Siblings each get transplants at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 

Three brothers are beating the odds - and a tough illness that runs in the family - thanks to undergoing heart transplants.

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Penn State Health expands virtual intensive care unit services for critical care patients Oct. 1

Penn State Health assumed virtual intensive care operations internally Oct. 1. Patients in a virtual intensive care unit are monitored around-the-clock by physicians and other clinicians.

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Latest Ask Us Anything About

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Ask Us Anything About… RSV in Children

We’ve been hearing a lot about RSV -- or respiratory syncytial virus -- lately. While cases are reported every year, an early influx of cases -- and of hospitalizations, including among children -- is adding to concern this year. We find out what parents need to know from Dr. Jessica Ericson, a pediatric infectious diseases physician, and Dr. Duane Williams, a pediatric critical care physician -- both of Penn State Health Children's Hospital.

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Ask Us Anything About... Knee Problems

Approximately a quarter of all adults suffer from knee pain. We learn more about the causes of and treatments for a range of knee ailments from two Penn State Health orthopedic surgeons: Dr. Charles Davis and Dr. Aman Dhawan.

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Ask Us Anything About... Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is relatively common, with some 80,000 cases diagnosed each year in the U.S. Dr. Matthew Kaag, clinical vice chair in the Department of Urology at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, provides insights about risk factors, symptoms and treatments and answers viewers questions.

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Ask Us Anything About... Midwifery

A certified nurse midwife is a registered nurse with a master’s degree in midwifery and special certification and advanced training to offer personalized care during pregnancy and childbirth. In this interview, Certified Nurse Midwife Katie Watkins, of Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center, shares some important  information for expectant mothers.

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Ask Us Anything About... Children’s Outdoor Injuries

It’s spring…and soon summer. And as our kids head outside to ride their bikes, climb trees and hit the playground, some dangers await. In this interview, we’re focused on safety and how to help your children avoid common outdoor injuries.

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Latest Community

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Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center partners with Highmark to support community health

Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center and Highmark jointly sponsor an Oct. 16 family health fair at The Giorgi Companies’ office in Blandon, Pa.

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College of Medicine, Nursing collaborate on community education series to help dementia caregivers

Penn State College of Medicine and the Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing have launched a new community education series for dementia caregivers.

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Penn State PRO Wellness, Cerner Charitable Foundation get kids to “Move it Outside”

Penn State PRO Wellness helped children at a Montgomery County school get active during their Move It Outside event on May 5.

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Cancer Institute hosts high school students for cancer research, oncology career event

Penn State Cancer Institute teamed up with the PA Breast Cancer Coalition to introduce students from Lebanon High School to cancer research and discuss careers in science and health care.

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Penn State Health collects hundreds of pounds of unwanted prescription drugs

Penn State Health collected 593 pounds of unneeded or expired medication on Saturday, April 30, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event also filled 27 sharps containers with used needles and syringes.

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Latest People

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Rader recognized with DAISY Award by St. Joseph Medical Center

St. Joseph Medical Center presented the November DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award to Angela Rader, a registered nurse on 2 North.

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Cirko joins Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center Nov. 21 as vice president of mission and ministry

Alexandria Cirko will join Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center on Monday, Nov. 21 as vice president of mission and ministry.

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Catching up with Dr. Inginia Genao

Dr. Inginia Genao shares insights into the rebuilding process within the Office of Diversity, Equity and Belonging at Penn State College of Medicine.

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Dr. Erica Friedman, vice dean for educational affairs, shares what sets Penn State College of Medicine apart

Dr. Erica Friedman, vice dean for educational affairs, shares what sets Penn State College of Medicine apart.

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Pamela Witt, Shannon Ritter join Office of Vice Dean of Diversity, Equity and Belonging

Pamela Witt and Shannon Ritter have joined the Office of the Vice Dean of Diversity, Equity and Belonging at Penn State College of Medicine.

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