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Penn State PRO Wellness partners with Kohl’s on behavioral health school program

Kohl’s has awarded $100,000 to Penn State PRO Wellness to help fund a program that works with schools to create measurable school improvements around the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model, with a particular focus on mental wellness.

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Penn State Health St. Joseph – Muhlenberg relocating to better serve patient population

Penn State Health St. Joseph – Muhlenberg is changing to better meet the needs of the Muhlenberg and Temple communities.

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LeSean McCoy visits Children’s Hospital, manages to find a Chiefs fan

When LeSean McCoy visited Penn State Children’s Hospital, it was hard to tell who enjoyed the visit more – the patients and families or McCoy himself.

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SAMHSA awards Penn State Project ECHO $1.5 million to address underage drinking

Project ECHO at Penn State College of Medicine will use a $1.5 million federal grant to address underage drinking and opioid use in ten rural counties in central Pennsylvania.

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United front: Fight against ovarian cancer requires attention, treatment, research and funding

Penn State Health physicians and Penn State College of Medicine researchers team up to combat ovarian cancer through research, treatment and fundraising, including taking part in Hershey’s inaugural Sandy Sprint Superhero Run/Walk.

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Latest Research

Cancer linked with a more than doubled risk of dying from stroke

People living with or beyond cancer are more likely to die from stroke than the general public, according to new Penn State research, and certain types of cancer may boost the risk even more.

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Researchers identify new gene mutation in familial thyroid cancers

Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine identified a new gene mutation that may cause a type of familial thyroid cancer.

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Popular electronic cigarette may deliver nicotine more effectively than others, researchers say

When it comes to nicotine delivery, not all electronic cigarettes are created equally, according to Penn State researchers

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Personalized gene networks enhance study of disease

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine have developed a new method to model how genes interact with each other – and it may someday contribute to the development of personalized treatments for patients.

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Sleeping less than six hours and heart disease, stroke: A deadly combo

Middle-aged adults with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at increased risk for cancer and early death when sleeping less than six hours per day, according to new research from Penn State College of Medicine published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Latest Medical Minutes

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The Medical Minute: Cramps in the legs could indicate peripheral artery disease

If you develop severe leg cramps when you walk or exert yourself, the problem might be a serious condition called peripheral artery disease.

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The Medical Minute: How to discuss family health history with children

Parents spend hours planning to talk with their children about the “birds and bees.” But moms and dads often ignore an equally important conversation—discussing their family’s overall health history.

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The Medical Minute: Eustachian tube dilation offers safer relief from dysfunction

Popping your ears by yawning or chewing gum can help alleviate pressure. But if that doesn’t help, a more permanent solution might be Eustachian tube dilation.

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The Medical Minute: How to support people with dementia

Although there’s no cure for dementia, there are therapies that impact how people can continue to function well and lead good lives.

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The Medical Minute: Intermittent fasting -- foolproof or fad?

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or on a time-restricted schedule, intermittent fasting is the new trend in weight loss. But does it work?

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Latest Education

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Hennrikus recognized for Exceptional Moments in Teaching

Dr. Eileen Hennrikus, professor of medicine at Penn State College of Medicine, is featured for November in the “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program.

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Five years of excellence: PA students continue winning streak at Challenge Bowl

Students in Penn State College of Medicine's Physician Assistant (PA) Program won the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Medical Challenge Bowl for the fifth consecutive year.

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Career Day, Etiquette Dinner give students taste of life after College of Medicine

Penn State College of Medicine graduate students and postdoctoral scholars learned about career options in the biomedical sciences and public health through a series of educational and networking events in Hershey.

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Bellon recognized for Exceptional Moments in Teaching

Dr. Alfredo Bellon, an assistant professor in the departments of psychiatry and pharmacology, at Penn State College of Medicine, is featured for October in the “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program.

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Penn State Health and Penn State Law partner for interdisciplinary course

Penn State Health is partnering with Penn State Dickinson School of Law on a course that teaches young physicians about the legal system and law students about the medical profession.

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Latest Patient Care

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Patients thank Hershey Medical Center staff for extraordinary care

More than 100 Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center employees were recognized for at the fifth annual Lion Care and Cubby Care Awards ceremony.

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Nurses honored for exceptional care and professional achievements

Nineteen nurses from Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Children’s Hospital were recognized for outstanding patient care and professional achievements at the 11th annual Fall Nursing Awards Luncheon.

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Hershey Medical Center heart transplant program boasts best survival rate in Mid-Atlantic region

One hundred percent of all patients who receive a heart transplant at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center survive for at least one year post-surgery, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR).

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When food is the enemy, pediatric feeding program helps kids triumph

Plenty of children refuse to eat their vegetables, but for some the problem extends far beyond picky eating. Get an up-close look at the Penn State Children’s Hospital Feeding Program.

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Hershey program brings physicians together with former patients

Hershey Medical Center hosted an event called “See Me Now” on Tuesday that reconnects doctors and the patients they helped.

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Latest Ask Us Anything About

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Ask Us Anything About… Penn State Health OnDemand

From coughs and sore throats, to minor skin irritations and joint pain – we have you covered. The Penn State Health OnDemand app is an easy way to access both adult and pediatric care teams for urgent clinical care needs and common concerns. We learn more from Chris LaCoe, vice president of operations at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Ask Us Anything About... Slowing Down Dementia

Dementia is one of the biggest concerns many of us have as we get older. The thought of developing the disease can be frightening, especially if you’ve witnessed a loved one affected by dementia. But there are ways to slow its progression.

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Ask Us Anything About… Smoking Cessation

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, killing almost half a million people every year. In this interview, learn more about the dangers of tobacco and strategies to quit smoking.

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As Us Anything About... Physical Therapy

Physiatrists -- physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation -- work with you to treat pain, restore function and get you back to a healthy lifestyle.

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Ask Us Anything About… Stroke and Mini-strokes

We learn about mini-strokes as well as the increasing prevalence of strokes among young people from Penn State Stroke Center program coordinators Alicia Richardson and Cesar Velasco.

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Latest Community

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Hershey Medical Center personnel provide free health screenings for Lebanon students

Nurses, physicians and medical students from Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center visited Northwest Elementary School in Lebanon to provide health screenings for students.

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Penn State Health, College of Medicine employees show they care

Fifty-three volunteers from Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine participated in the United Way’s 27th Annual Day of Caring on Friday, Sept. 6 in the Harrisburg area.

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Penn State Health teams up with Vision to Learn mobile eye clinic

Penn State Health teamed up with the Vision to Learn mobile eye clinic to bring free vision testing and glasses to students at Steelton-Highspire Elementary School.

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Penn State Health celebrates National Night Out

Penn State Health joined 11 communities across the region Tuesday for National Night Out, the annual neighborhood-building campaign that promotes police-resident partnerships and camaraderie.

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Team pits ride against ride in United Way of Capital Region Trike Race

The Penn State Health trike team took on 17 other teams in the United Way of the Capital Region’s 23rd Annual Trike Race on July 19 in Harrisburg.

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Latest People

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Penn State Health names new vice president for medical affairs and staff development

Penn State Health has recruited Dr. Safa Farzin, a well-respected physician-executive based in Harrisburg, to serve as its vice president for medical affairs and staff development, with specific responsibility for the new Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center as well as other health system responsibilities.

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College of Medicine faculty couple establishes new medical student scholarship

Dr. Robert Harbaugh and Dr. Kimberly Harbaugh have given $100,000 to establish the Curvin and Ida Kinard Scholarship in honor of Robert’s maternal grandparents.

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Paul earns national award for work on behalf of infants and their families

A Penn State Health pediatrician and researcher has earned national recognition for his contributions to the health of infants, mothers, children and others.

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I am Penn State Health: Laura Bjanes

Medical office associate Laura Bjanes works to create a welcoming atmosphere for the patients at Cornerstone, whether they have been there two weeks or two years.

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St. Joseph midwife completes medical mission to Bahamas

Alexandra Black, a certified nurse midwife at Penn State Health St. Joseph, tended to the basic medical needs of people left in the wake of Hurricane Dorian during an International Medical Relief mission trip to the Bahamas.

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