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Eight scholars begin summer Translational Science Fellowship program

Graduate and medical students are attending a highly interactive program to learn clinical and translational research skills.

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Penn State Health Holy Spirit hospitalists are patient experience champions

Holy Spirit Medical Center recognized six hospitalists as high performers in patient experience on May 21 and 28.

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37th Children's Miracle Network Telethon to air on WGAL8

The 37th annual Children’s Miracle Network Telethon benefitting Penn State Health Children’s Hospital will air Monday, June 7 through Thursday, June 10 on WGAL8.

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Penn State Health provides patients with most advanced imaging services through agreement with Siemens Healthineers

A new ten-year agreement between Penn State Health and Siemens Healthineers will mean enhanced diagnostic services, more precise and efficient imaging and an optimal experience for patients needing radiology, radiation oncology and cardiology services.

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Penn State Health provides COVID-19 management updates

The health system is updating some of its COVID-19 management guidelines and vaccination clinic operations.

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Latest Research

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Social media may influence parents’ views on HPV vaccination

Studies by Penn State College of Medicine researchers show that misinformation on social media may affect parents' willingness to have their children vaccinated against human papillomavirus.

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College of Medicine, Hershey Medical Center join clinical trial evaluating allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines

Researchers at the College of Medicine are participating in a clinical trial evaluating whether people who have previously experienced severe allergic reactions are at increased risk for an immediate reaction to COVID vaccines.

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Studies show prostate cancer outcomes may depend on where patients live in Pennsylvania

Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine conducted two studies that show how where patients live may affect their risks for developing and surviving prostate cancer.

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Nutrition disparities exist among children in low- and middle-income countries

Researchers from the Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine examined the prevalence of undernutrition among children in low- and middle-income countries.

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Surgical weight loss patients show dermatologic concerns after surgery

Penn State College of Medicine researchers found that some surgical weight loss patients show dermatologic concerns following their procedures.

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Latest Medical Minutes

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The Medical Minute: COVID restrictions loosening. Celiac disease restrictions? Not so much.

With COVD-19 restrictions loosening, people everywhere are contemplating going back to dining out and attending festivals. People with Celiac disease can join in – but must continue to be careful.

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The Medical Minute: Can exercise lessen the severity of COVID-19?

For years, researchers have studied the benefits of exercise in preventing dozens of health conditions. But can regular physical activity also help people lessen the impact of viruses like COVID-19?

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The Medical Minute: Getting to the root cause of hoarseness

Is that raspy voice a sign of seasonal allergies, or could it be something else? Speech language pathologist Carrie Ruggiero explains the causes of hoarseness – and the health conditions it might be masking.

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The Medical Minute: When the caregiver needs care

The commitment to give care over a long span of time is one of the most selfless and, for many, sacred things one can do for a loved one – but it is also one of the most demanding.

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The Medical Minute: Mammograms and the COVID-19 vaccine

Some women who have gotten vaccinated for COVID-19 have noticed a startling development ― lumps that in the past might have meant cancer. But Penn State Health experts say that temporary swelling of the lymph nodes is normal and expected.

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Latest Education

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Neurosurgery resident Daggubati honored for exceptional teaching

Dr. Lekhaj Daggubati, a neurosurgery resident at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, was honored in June 2021 as part of the Exceptional Moments in Teaching program of Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine.

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Zaorsky recognized for Exceptional Moments in Teaching

Dr. Nicholas Zaorsky is featured for June in the “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program.

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Penn State graduate program team celebrates 10 years of shaping public health

The Master of Public Health Program at Penn State College of Medicine celebrates 10 years of providing learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve population health.

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Incoming physician assistant students begin training with orientation, white coat ceremony

The Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Penn State College of Medicine welcomed 30 new students during orientation week, which began May 17.

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Penn State College of Medicine students mark graduation milestone ― in person

After last year’s virtual graduation, 273 students gathered in person on May 15 for the Penn State College of Medicine graduation ceremony at the Hershey Lodge.

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Latest Patient Care

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Penn State Health launches new OnDemand COVID-19 Travel Testing service

Penn State Health has launched a new COVID-19 Travel Testing service that provides results in 48 hours or less after testing.

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Acute Orthopaedic Injury Clinic now offers same-day appointments

Penn State Bone and Joint Institute’s Acute Orthopaedic Injury Clinic opened on Tuesday, May 25, offering patients same-day, specialized orthopaedic care appointments for sudden injuries.

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Financial Counseling moves to new Hershey Medical Center location

Hershey Medical Center Financial Counseling has moved from its office in the Academic Support Building to inside the medical center.

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Behind the Scenes on the Front Lines: Emergency Medical Services

They think on their feet, have each other’s back and take every patient to heart, caring for our community in heroic ways ─ the Life Lion emergency medical services team.

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Motherly advice in the age of COVID-19

Dr. Catharine Paules was torn over whether to get the vaccine while pregnant. In the end her own mother helped her make her decision.

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Latest Ask Us Anything About

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Ask Us Anything About... Dementia

Dementia is a collective term used to describe various symptoms of cognitive decline, such as forgetfulness. It is a symptom of several underlying diseases and brain disorders. Dementia is not a single disease in itself, but a general term to describe symptoms of impairment in memory, communication and thinking. In this interview, Dr. Chen Zhao, a neurologist at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, answers questions about the causes, risk factors and treatments for dementia.

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Ask Us Anything About… Hemorrhagic Stroke

There are two types of stroke -- ischemic and hemorrhagic -- with hemorrhagic being less common. It happens when a blood vessel breaks and bleeds into the brain. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. In this interview, neurologist Dr. David Wilkinson talks about the symptoms, causes and treatment of hemorrhagic stroke -- and why it's critical to seek prompt medical attention when stroke is suspected.

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Ask Us Anything About… When to take your child to the ER

When a child becomes sick or gets injured, choosing the right course of action can be confusing or even scary. Should the child see a doctor or go to the emergency room? Or can they be treated at home? We tackle those questions in this interview with two clinicians at Penn State Health Children's Hospital: Dr. Kathryn McCans, a pediatric emergency medicine physician, and April Squares, a clinical staff leader.

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Ask Us Anything About...Stroke

A stroke is considered a medical emergency. It happens when a blood vessel in the brain bursts or, more commonly, when a blockage happens. Without treatment, cells in the brain can quickly begin to die. This can cause serious disability or even death. Program Coordinator Morgan Boyer, from Penn State Health St. Joseph, provides important information to help families recognize the symptoms of stroke.

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Ask Us Anything About...COVID 19 Variants

For months now, we’ve been hearing about how the COVID-19 vaccines show promise of finally moving past the pandemic. But now comes word that the virus that causes COVID is mutating. In this interview, we learn what this process means for the pandemic that has lasted for over a year now. Are the mutations another roadblock to getting our lives back to normal? We get answers from two Penn State Health experts.

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Latest Community

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Volunteers plant 100 new trees on Hershey campus during Earth Day ceremony

Nine Penn State College of Medicine volunteers celebrated Earth Day on Thursday, April 22 by planting 100 native seedlings on the west side of the Hershey Medical Center campus.

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Feeling relieved: Pop-up vaccination clinics reach underserved populations

Penn State Health is partnering with community organizations and local governments to help Phase 1A-eligible individuals in underserved communities have access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

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‘Go with the flo’: Nurse spearheads project to combat period poverty

Megan Swope, a perianesthesia nurse at Hershey Medical Center, created The Period Project Harrisburg to address the need for hygiene packs for low-income and homeless individuals who menstruate.

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Family who lost mom to COVID-19 donates iPads

Karen Pearson and her brother, Michael Books, are on a mission to raise funds to supply hospitals across the nation with iPads for every COVID-19 patient upon arrival.

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Pawsitivity: College of Medicine student uses 3D printers to create masks for homeless people

A medical student at Penn State College of Medicine teamed up with his brothers to produce 1,000 face masks for homeless people using 3D printers.

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Latest People

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Dr. Ian Gilchrist honored for career excellence in interventional cardiology

Penn State Health interventional cardiologist Dr. Ian Gilchrist has earned the title of master interventionalist, a lifetime achievement honor from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

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Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center appoints new chief nursing officer

Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center has named Maria Lariccia Brennan as its new chief nursing officer.

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Pawsitivity: Off-duty rescue earns top honor for Life Lion paramedic

A family who ventured into the Yellow Breeches Creek a year ago found themselves in trouble until Penn State Health Life Lion Emergency Medical Services paramedic Rex Carmichael showed up.

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Penn State Health appoints new executive vice president, COO

Penn State Health has appointed Deborah Addo as its new executive vice president and chief operating officer.

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Armstrong named chair of Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Dr. April Armstrong has been named chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine.

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