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Penn State Health presents sketch plan for new hospital to Hampden Township Planning Commission

Plans for a new Penn State Health acute care hospital in Cumberland County reached another milestone this evening, when engineers presented a conceptual sketch plan for Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center to the Hampden Township Planning Commission. Penn State Health is seeking input from homeowners near the planned hospital, as well as the broader community, to take feedback […]

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Change and dynamic growth mark Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine’s 2017-18 fiscal year

One visit to the Hershey campus of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine is all it takes to recognize the organization is undergoing transformational change. It is a campus under construction to alleviate critical capacity issues by creating additional specialized space for its leading edge patient care, […]

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Andrews Patel Hematology/Oncology joins Penn State Health

A practice known for providing high-level oncology and hematology services to people in central Pennsylvania for more than 30 years is now part of Penn State Health Medical Group.

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Penn State Health shares conceptual sketch plan for new hospital in Cumberland County

Penn State Health shared a conceptual sketch plan for a new acute care hospital in Cumberland County with residents who live nearest the property along Interstate 81 and Wertzville Road in Hampden Township. Homeowners in the area of the planned hospital had an opportunity to see the sketch plan, provide feedback, ask questions and voice any concerns […]

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Latest Research

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$3 million grant will fund new 3D map of brain’s blood vessels

In an upcoming project, a team of Penn State researchers will use mice as a model for creating high-resolution, 3D maps of the blood vessels in both young and aging brains.

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New clues into how ‘trash bag of the cell’ traps and seals off waste

The mechanics behind how an important process within the cell traps material before recycling it has puzzled scientists for years. But Penn State researchers have gained new insight into how this process seals off waste, much like a trash bag.

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Responsive parenting intervention results in lower BMIs through age three

An intervention designed to promote healthy growth that taught first-time moms how to respond with age-appropriate responses to their babies' needs resulted in children having lower body mass indexes (BMIs) when they were three years old.

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Artwork may help improve patients' perceptions of their hospital experience

Patients' perceptions of the hospital they're being treated in may be improved by the type of artwork hanging in hospital rooms, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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Latest Medical Minutes

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The Medical Minute: Suicide: A public health crisis

Each day in the United States, 123 people take their own lives. For each of those deaths, at least 25 more people attempt suicide. The statistics from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention support Dr. Ahmad Hameed’s opinion that suicide has become a public health crisis.

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The Medical Minute: Back to School often means back to acne

Being a teenager can be tough. Teens must manage high school and the pressures of adolescence while at the same time battling stubborn acne.

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The Medical Minute: Immunization the best defense against measles

High fever. Cough. Runny nose. Red, watery eyes. It may not be the flu. It could be measles.

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The Medical Minute: Working through life’s daily stress

Although some people are genetically more susceptible to the stressors of daily life than others, most could benefit from learning how to lower that stress before it negatively affects their physical and mental health.

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Latest Education

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Multi-campus collaboration tells story of cancer in central Pennsylvania

Penn State has launched its first cancer-related Story Map, “The Story of Cancer in Central Pennsylvania.” The interactive geospatial map illustrates the extent of the cancer problem in the region.

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New College of Medicine graduate students take oath to uphold integrity

Seventy incoming graduate students pursuing a master’s or PhD degree in the public health or biomedical sciences at Penn State College of Medicine took part in the annual Graduate Student Oath Ceremony on Aug. 17.

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Penn State College of Medicine hosts 23rd annual White Coat Ceremony

First-year Penn State College of Medicine medical students, including those pursuing their MD and MD/PhD degrees, received their first white medical coats on July 27.

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College of Medicine welcomes Class of 2022

Penn State College of Medicine welcomed 152 new medical students from both its Hershey and University Park campuses with orientation from July 10 through 13.

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Latest Patient Care

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Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic marks 80 years of improving children’s lives

A team of surgeons from Penn State Children's Hospital performs cleft lip, palate and other craniofacial procedures at the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic.

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Penn State Cancer Institute now offering CAR T-cell therapy

Penn State Cancer Institute is now the first and only oncology center in central Pennsylvania to offer patients CAR T-cell therapy, a cutting-edge treatment that has been successful treating a common type of lymphoma.

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Hershey Medical Center celebrates National Doctors' Day

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is celebrating National Doctors' Day, an annual observance to recognize the contributions of physicians to the communities they serve.

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Man's best friend puts young patients at ease

Kaia, a therapy dog at Penn State Children's Hospital, was the first facility dog ever in a Pennsylvania children's hospital, and is making a huge difference in the lives of pediatric patients.

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Ask Us Anything About...Life After Pediatric Cancer

Ask Us Anything About… Life After Childhood Cancer

As if it weren't hard enough to fight cancer as a kid, childhood cancer survivors are at a higher risk of developing physical and emotional difficulties once their treatment is complete. We learn more about these challenges and how professionals at Penn State Children’s Hospital navigate them from Dr. Smita Dandekar, director of the Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Clinic, and Amanda Musser, Four Diamonds social worker.

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Ask Us Anything About… 3D Printing in Healthcare

3D printing has a unique place in healthcare -- from revolutionizing how surgeries are carried out to the increased benefits of manufacturing prostheses and implants.

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Ask Us Anything About… Sarcoma

It's often considered "the forgotten cancer." Sarcoma is a tumor that occurs in the bones and soft tissues such as fat and muscle.

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Ask Us Anything About… Liver Cancer

Liver cancer is proving deadlier. A report released on July 18 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows death rates from liver cancer rose 43 percent between 2000 and 2016. Many cases are caused by underlying disease that can be prevented.

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Latest Community

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Penn State Health team spreads kindness at Day of Caring

A team of Penn State Health employees were among nearly 1,700 volunteers who lent a hand during the United Way of the Capital Region’s 26th annual Day of Caring.

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Volunteer drives four hours round-trip to take patient to her appointments

Eighty-four-year-old Josephine Kurtz cared for others as a nurse's aide, tended to elderly family members and still visits nursing home residents. Now, a selfless stranger is making it possible for her to make the long trek from her home to Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute.

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College of Medicine, Rodale Institute partner to improve public health

Penn State College of Medicine and Rodale Institute have announced a partnership to connect food production with health care and to promote and improve public health.

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Hershey Community Garden adds 100 plots

Penn State Health leaders joined Hershey Entertainment & Resorts and other Hershey organizations to celebrate the grand opening of Phase II of the Hershey Community Garden.

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Latest People

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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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Bringing ‘Stigma People’ into focus

"Photography kind of found me…you might even say it saved my life."

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Harrisburg Senators pitch smiles to Children’s Hospital patients

Two Harrisburg Senators recently put down their bats and gloves and picked up stickers and other crafts in a trip to Penn State Children’s Hospital.

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Make-believe that comforts and cheers at Penn State Children’s Hospital

Meet some of the Penn State College of Medicine students who volunteer with BraveCubs, an organization that brings well-loved characters to life for young patients at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

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