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Remembering cancer research philanthropist Warren Gittlen

The Penn State Cancer Institute and broader Penn State community are mourning the passing of alumnus and longtime cancer research philanthropist Warren Gittlen.

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Highmark Health grants $25 million to Penn State Health to advance cancer research and innovative therapies

The grant will provide support for development of new cancer treatment drugs, clinical trials to test promising new therapies and recruitment of leading cancer researchers in key disciplines.

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Penn State Health St. Joseph breaks ground on $5.5 million Cancer Center expansion

A new $5.5 million addition to the Penn State Health St. Joseph Cancer Center to open by year’s end will offer people in the Berks region faster, more targeted radiation treatments close to home.

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Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine elevate Radiation Oncology to department status

Penn State College of Medicine has created a new Department of Radiation Oncology and named Dr. Rickhesvar Mahraj, professor of radiology and pediatrics, its interim chair.

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Latest Research

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McLaughlin leads research on identifying minimally invasive biomarkers for multiple sclerosis

A study led by Patricia McLaughlin, professor of neural and behavior sciences at Penn State College of Medicine, may show a new way to monitor the progression and treatment of multiple sclerosis.

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Flavor affects free radicals produced by e-cigarettes

The flavor of an e-cigarette may affect more than a consumer’s taste buds, according to Penn State researchers who say the chemicals that make up the different flavors also produce different levels of free radicals.

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Primary care doctors may be unsure when kids’ bad moods are serious or not

All children have moments of moodiness, but family medicine doctors and pediatricians may doubt their abilities to tell the difference between normal irritability and possibly bigger issues, according to Penn State researchers.

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Sulfur amino acid restriction could amount to new dietary approach to health and longevity

The longevity and health improvements seen in animals on sulfur amino acid-restricted diets could translate to people, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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Latest Medical Minutes

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The Medical Minute: How to safely dispose of opioids

Cleaning out your medicine cabinet is about more than having a tidy bathroom. In an age of opioid addiction, it can also prevent leftover medications from getting into the wrong hands.

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The Medical Minute: Are you at risk for macular degeneration?

Many people accept deteriorating eyesight as an inevitable part of getting older, but blurry or distorted vision – such as when straight lines appear wavy – could be signs of age-related macular degeneration.

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The Medical Minute: Reducing the likelihood of developing cancer

There are many factors that determine your likelihood of developing cancer, including age, genetic predisposition and lifestyle.

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The Medical Minute: Joint cracks and pops usually not cause for concern

It’s not unusual for your body to make “popping” or “cracking” sounds as you lean over, twist or reach for something. Fortunately, it’s also typically not a cause for worry.

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Latest Education

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EdVenture to host University of Toronto scientists April 19

The Woodward Center for Excellence in Health Sciences Education will present EdVenture 2018, an annual celebration of Penn State College of Medicine educational activities and accomplishments.

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Students across Penn State compete in Global Health Case Competition

Students from Penn State College of Medicine, Dickinson Law and Penn State University Park participated for the first time in the 2018 International Emory Global Health Case Competition held March 16 and 17 in Atlanta.

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Biomedical sciences student attends competitive NIAID program

Nathalie Fuentes, a third-year biomedical sciences PhD student at Penn State College of Medicine, was selected from among hundreds of students nationwide to participate in a program at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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Graduate Research Forum celebrates 30th anniversary

More than 120 graduate students, faculty members and alumni from Penn State College of Medicine came together to build relationships and exchange ideas at the 30th annual Graduate Research Forum held March 1 and 2, 2018.

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Latest Patient Care

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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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Children’s Hospital earns three-star rating for congenital heart surgery

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has again awarded Penn State Children’s Heart Group a three-star rating for congenital heart surgery – the highest designation available.

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Children's Hospital again recognized by U.S. News & World Report

For the seventh consecutive year, Penn State Children’s Hospital has been ranked among the Best Children’s Hospitals in multiple specialties by U.S. News & World Report.

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Ask Us Anything About... The Stages of Cancer

Ask Us Anything About… The Stages of Cancer

A lot of people seem to put stock in the “stage” of cancer with which they or their loved one has been diagnosed. We learn more about the stages of cancer from Dr. Joseph Drabick, chief of hematology and oncology at Penn State Cancer Institute.

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Ask Us Anything About… Smoking and Vaping

Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., killing nearly half a-million Americans each year. Learn more about the dangers of tobacco and strategies for quitting, along with the rising popularity of vaping.

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Ask Us Anything About… New Year’s Resolutions

For many people, a new calendar year sparks a new-found drive for self-improvement. But New Year’s resolutions are easier broken than kept. We share tips on how to break bad habits – and start good ones.

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Ask Us Anything About… The Flu

Every year, the flu proves deadly and leads to tens of thousands of deaths across the U.S. With flu activity on the increase in Pennsylvania, Dr. Jay Zimmermann, a family physician at Penn State Medical Group-Elizabethtown, says now is the time to get vaccinated.

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Latest Community

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Winner crowned for best mustache in Hershey Bears ‘No Shave November’ contest

Guests to the Hershey Bears game against Bridgeport on Nov. 26 not only got to see a great game but also got to see a Bear with quite the mustache presented with a trophy.

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Pay 4 Play raises record-breaking total for Children’s Hospital

The 11th annual People’s Pay 4 Play on WQXA-FM 105.7 The X on Nov. 9 and 10 raised a record-breaking $241,363.30 for Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

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Prescription Drug Take Back event set for Oct. 28 in Hershey

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center will host a community Drive-Thru Prescription Drug Take Back event on Saturday, Oct. 28.

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Conquer Run raises $132,285 for Four Diamonds

The Conquer Run, a competitive 5K run and fun walk through Hersheypark, raised more than $132,285 for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital and the fight against childhood cancer.

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Latest People

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Milton S. Hershey Medical Center board welcomes new director

Penn State Health has announced the appointment of Dr. Tony G. Farah to the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Board of Directors.

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Myers creates one-of-a-kind ornament for Children’s Hospital babies

Carrie Myers, a child Life specialist at Penn State Children’s Hospital, decided to make a special gift for tiny patients and their families.

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Hillemeier named Business Diversity Champion of the Year

Dr. Craig Hillemeier, dean of Penn State College of Medicine, CEO of Penn State Health and senior vice president for Health Affairs at Penn State, has been named the Business Diversity Champion of the Year by the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC.

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Penn State football players bring ‘energy, passion and enthusiasm’ to Children’s Hospital

Smiles widened and cheers erupted as more than 100 Penn State football players poured off of buses and into Penn State Children’s Hospital.

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