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Physical therapists and high school students team up for Go Baby Go! program

In a pink, motorized toy car adapted especially for her, Elyse Brown can finally keep up with her two active older brothers.

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New Penn State Health facility expands access to primary and specialty care in Lancaster County

A new Penn State Health facility gives Lancaster County residents more convenient access to primary and specialty care close to home.

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AdvantageRib obtains seed funding

A less invasive method for surgically mending broken ribs developed by three physicians and a biomedical engineer at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is gaining traction.

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Penn State Health announces new community radiology team, with former Tristan Radiology Specialists physicians as inaugural members

Twelve radiologists formerly of Tristan Radiology Specialists will become part of Penn State Health Medical Group on Jan. 1. The radiologists will form the foundation of Penn State Health’s new community radiology team, providing expert diagnostic imaging services across the system’s growing community network—including dedicated service at the new Penn State Health Medical Group – […]

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Latest Research

Henry Thomas, age 3, of Boiling Springs holds a 3D printed model of his own heart. He stands in front of a background with Penn State Health Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals logos. He is wearing a polo shirt and pants. The model of his heart is on a white plastic block and resembles a gnarled tree.

Focus on emerging technology brings better patient care

When Dr. Robert Tunks sits down with the concerned parents of a child found to have a heart defect, a 3D model of their child’s heart can go a long way in fostering understanding of the treatment options.

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A toxin that travels from stomach to brain may trigger Parkinsonism

Combining low doses of a toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins called lectins may trigger Parkinsonism -- including symptoms like body tremors and slowing of body motions -- after the toxin travels from the stomach to the brain.

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College of Medicine researchers to study universal depression screening in adolescents

A research team at Penn State College of Medicine will study universal school based screening of adolescents for major depressive disorder with the help of a three-year, $2 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

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Elfar’s severe limb trauma study wins CureAccelerator Live!

A clinical trial led by Dr. John Elfar, an orthopedic surgeon at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, won the 2018 CureAccelerator Live! philanthropic pitch event on Oct. 17.

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Latest Medical Minutes

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The Medical Minute: Screenings, vaccine prevent cervical cancer

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition is urging women to make a New Year’s resolution to talk with their health care providers.

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The Medical Minute: Easy treatments can help lift winter blues

For many people, the winter months bring a form of depression called seasonal affective disorder, which is characterized by symptoms such as daily feelings of sadness or depression, lack of energy, problems with sleeping, moodiness, changes in appetite and loss of interest in usual activities.

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The Medical Minute: Screening for Hepatitis C can reduce chance of liver disease

Hepatitis C is a good news, bad news kind of disease. The bad news is that many with the liver-attacking virus may not even know it. The good news is that once discovered, doctors can effectively treat and even remove it.

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The Medical Minute: Practicing mindfulness can help with everyday stress

To practice mindfulness, you must pay attention. It might sound simple, but in our fast-paced society, being engaged in the present moment, on purpose and non-judgmentally, can be a challenge.

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Latest Education

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Gonzalo recognized for Exceptional Moments in Teaching

Dr. Jed Gonzalo, assistant professor of medicine and public health sciences and associate dean for health systems education, is featured in the January Penn State College of Medicine’s “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program.

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Preventing an incorrect diagnosis starts in the classroom

Dr. Timothy Mosher, chair of the Department of Radiology at Penn State College of Medicine, developed a new medical school course aimed at identifying systemic causes of misdiagnosis-and how to prevent them.

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The Big Picture: Science of health systems class prepares next generation of doctors

Penn State College of Medicine offers a new class to teach medical students about health systems and how they will impact the way physicians will practice medicine.

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New psychiatry fellowship addresses looming shortage of community psychiatrists

The Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry are partnering to offer a Public and Community Psychiatry Fellowship to address the growing shortage of psychiatrists.

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Latest Patient Care

Denise Brown, who suffers from aortic stenosis and needed heart valve replacement surgery, sits with Dr. John Conte at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Brown is sitting in an exam room on a chair next to Conte, who is sitting on a stool next to a desk on which his laptop sits, open. Brown wears a cannula in her nose to assist with breathing.

Custom made for her

Denise Brown, left, talks to Dr. John Conte about how she feels since he implanted an apical aortic conduit into her heart last February.

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Virtual reality helps Penn State Health St. Joseph pediatricians solve a problem

Dr. Jerry Lee, a pediatrician at Penn State Health St. Joseph Downtown Campus uses virtual reality goggles on young patients who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions to distract them from medical procedures.

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Positive attitude beats ‘stupid bum lungs’ for cystic fibrosis patient

Alyssa Kibler, a 33-year-old cystic fibrosis patient from Harrisburg, gets lifesaving help from Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center as she battles the chronic disease.

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“Every day is a gift:” 500th heart transplant patient celebrates milestone with gratitude

David Wheeler’s heart transplant, which took place on June 23, marks the 500th heart transplant since Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center began doing the transplants in 1984.

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Latest Ask Us Anything About

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Ask Us Anything About… Alcohol Use Disorder

Problem drinking that becomes severe is given the medical diagnosis of “alcohol use disorder” or AUD. Would you know how to recognize AUD in a family member or friend? Would you know what to do if you suspect someone has AUD?

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Ask Us Anything About… Family Health History

Do you know how important it is to know and understand your family health history? What family risk factors should concern you and what preventative steps should you take?

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Ask Us Anything About… Toy Safety

Adults look forward to seeing a child’s face light up at the sight of a new toy during the holidays. But as we begin to shop this season, safety should play a critical role when selecting that special gift.

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Ask Us Anything About… Family Nutrition

As parents, we know it’s a lot easier to grab takeout that we know our kids like than to cook something new. But easiest is not always best – as poor dietary habits can lead to obesity and all the health problems that come with it. In this interview with Kara Bowers, a dietitian with Penn State PRO Wellness, you'll learn how to create a supportive nutrition environment in your home.

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Latest Community

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Penn State Health staff offers free flu shots at Pennsylvania Farm Show

More than 80 nurses from Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center plan to administer flu shots at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Jan. 5 to 12 in Harrisburg.

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Giving is always in fashion: Event raises record amount for CMN

The 11th annual Neiman Marcus Runway Show and Luncheon on Nov. 30 raised a record-breaking $140,000 for Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

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State Police cadets learn how to ‘Stop the Bleed’

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center trauma prevention staff led about 100 Pennsylvania State Police cadets in Stop the Bleed training on Nov. 3.

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Gamers to play for Penn State Children’s Hospital on Extra Life Game Day

Local gamers of all levels and from all categories — including console, mobile, PC and table top — will unite for one cause on Saturday, Nov. 3: to save and improve the lives of kids treated at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

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Latest People

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Legro named chair of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Richard Legro has been named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine.

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From preemie to premed: former NICU baby all grown up, ready for career in medicine

One recent August morning on the seventh floor of Penn State Children’s Hospital, Tiffany Seibert shared an embrace with Dr. Charles Palmer, 21 years after they first met.

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Helping Josiah be Josiah ― A story about friendship

When he was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014, Four Diamonds child Josiah Garcia turned to his best friend to help him feel less like a kid with cancer, and more like just a kid.

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A career for the ages: Eyster revolutionizes understanding of HIV and hepatitis C

It’s not every day you meet someone who changed the way the world understood the development of HIV and hepatitis C or any other infectious disease. But that is precisely the accomplishment of Dr. Elaine Eyster.

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