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HHD 410: Clinical Research Practice Partners with CTSI to advance workforce development

Clinical researchers are a crucial component to medical, health, and behavioral research, as they serve the integral purpose of interacting with the research participants. Clinical researchers conduct clinical trials, recruit […]

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FM Global honors Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center with Highly Protected Risk Award

Penn State Health’s property insurance carrier, FM Global, selected Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center as a recipient of its Highly Protected Risk Award.

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Faculty members and parents honor a daughter’s legacy through new endowed lecture

Dr. David Goldenberg honored the life and legacy of his daughter in the inaugural Ellie Goldenberg Memorial Lecture on May 8.

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Two Penn State medical students receive prestigious awards to expand public health and research worldwide

Two medical students from Penn State College of Medicine, Ahmed Abdeen and Andrew Yeich, have been selected for Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health.

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Security team, first responders join forces for active shooter drill at St. Joseph Medical Center

As part of Penn State Health’s ongoing commitment to ensuring the safety of staff, patients and visitors, St. Joseph Medical Center hosted an active shooter drill on the Bern Campus.

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Latest Research

Penn State connects community to research studies with upgraded registry

StudyFinder, Penn State’s clinical research database, now makes it easier for community members and patients to find studies related to their medical history and interests.

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Penn State protein-based nano-‘computer’ evolves in complexity, ability to influence cell behavior

Penn State researchers created the first protein-based nano-computing agent that functions as a circuit, putting them closer to developing cell-based therapies that can treat diseases like diabetes and cancer.

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Exposure therapy to feared foods may help kids with eating disorders, College of Medicine research finds

College of Medicine researchers found that exposure to feared foods helped kids who were in a partial hospitalization program for eating disorders experience decreased anxiety toward food.

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College of Medicine fellow finds Black, Hispanic severe allergy patients are less likely to receive allergy shots

Penn State College of Medicine researchers have found Black and Hispanic patients with severe allergies are less likely to get a common treatment, allergen immunotherapy, compared to white patients.

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College of Medicine researchers discover different types of bladder cancer cells share common genetic ancestry

Why are some bladder cancers resistant to a certain type of immunotherapy? College of Medicine researchers have found that genetic and pathologic diversity in tumor cells may be partially responsible.

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Latest Medical Minutes

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The Medical Minute: Clinical trials bring scientific, personal breakthroughs

Clinical trials offer more than just a chance for patients to become pioneers. While helping the world to get the best care, often study volunteers access the best care for themselves. A Penn State Health expert weighs in.

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The Medical Minute: Baby meets mom and dad ― adorable and important

It’s often adorable, beautiful and touches your soul. It’s also essential for childhood development. A Penn State Health expert talks about why the first moments between mother and child are so important.

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The Medical Minute: Crohn’s disease has no cure, but new treatments bring hope

Anyone newly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease probably has some anxiety about having a chronic ailment for which there’s no cure. A Penn State Health doctor talks about how treatments and medication offer reason for hope.

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The Medical Minute: How to protect your child from drowning

Drowning can be silent, insidious and often preventable. Learn how to keep your kids safe in and around water.

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The Medical Minute: Finding the right OB-GYN

Women searching for the right OB-GYN have an extra layer to search. Offices must be accessible, insurance must be compatible ― and personalities need to mesh. Two Penn State Health OB-GYNs talk about how to pick the right doctor.

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Latest Education

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Riley recognized for Exceptional Moments in Teaching

Dr. Timothy Riley, an associate professor and the associate vice chair for wellness in the Penn State Department of Family and Community Medicine, is featured in the “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program.

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General surgery resident McLaughlin recognized for exceptional teaching

Christopher McLaughlin, MD, a general surgery resident at Hershey Medical Center, was recognized as part of the Exceptional Moments in Teaching program.

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Harbaugh recognized for Exceptional Moments in Teaching

Kimberly Harbaugh, MD, professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, chief, of the Division of Peripheral Nerve Surgery and a member of the Penn State Cancer Institute is featured for May in the “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program.

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Lo recognized for Exceptional Moments in Teaching

Alexis Lo, MD, a third-year Plastic Surgery resident, is featured for April in the “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program.

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Haidet recognized for Exceptional Moments in Teaching

Dr. Paul Haidet, a physician in the Department of Internal Medicine, is featured for April in the “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program.

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Latest Patient Care

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St. Joseph Medical Center earns ‘A’ for hospital safety

Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center has been recognized among the safest hospitals in the U.S. after receiving an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group.

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Birthday surprise on wheels: Life Lion staffers’ gesture restores patient’s spirits

It’s no Chuck E. Cheese, but that didn’t stop Emma Anselmo and Rachel Wert from working to make a birthday happen in an unlikely place ― the back of an ambulance.

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Full Circle: A heart patient’s journey back to the basketball court

Eric Kiehl wanted to know when he'd play basketball again. Would double bypass surgery at Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center get him back on the court.

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Lancaster Medical Center expands cardiac services with new catheterization labs

Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center is expanding access to advanced heart care in the Lancaster region with the opening of two additional cardiac catheterization labs.

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Scouting hope: Leukemia throws Doug Harris a curveball he uses to help others

Carlisle native and professional baseball player, scout and executive Doug Harris, a four-time cancer survivor, pitches hope and positivity to others in the same battle.

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Latest Ask Us Anything About

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Ask Us Anything About… Enlarged Prostates

There are more treatment options than ever for enlarged prostate, according to Dr. Jaime Herrera Caceres, a urologist at Penn State Health's Hampden Medical Center and Holy Spirit Medical Center.

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Ask Us Anything About… Stomach Pain

We all have stomach pains from time to time. But how can we pinpoint the cause and determine when it may be serious and warrant medical attention?

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Ask Us Anything About… Cholesterol Screening

Dr. Patrick Fitzsimmons, an interventional cardiologist at Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center, covers what you need to know about cholesterol and the importance of knowing your numbers.

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Ask Us Anything About… RSV in Children

We’ve been hearing a lot about RSV -- or respiratory syncytial virus -- lately. While cases are reported every year, an early influx of cases -- and of hospitalizations, including among children -- is adding to concern this year. We find out what parents need to know from Dr. Jessica Ericson, a pediatric infectious diseases physician, and Dr. Duane Williams, a pediatric critical care physician -- both of Penn State Health Children's Hospital.

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Ask Us Anything About... Knee Problems

Approximately a quarter of all adults suffer from knee pain. We learn more about the causes of and treatments for a range of knee ailments from two Penn State Health orthopedic surgeons: Dr. Charles Davis and Dr. Aman Dhawan.

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Latest Community

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Ultimate grassroots: Penn State Health community garden program fights food insecurity in central Pennsylvania

Penn State Health is establishing community gardens and expand existing ones in yards behind small town libraries or near Salvation Army campuses in communities like Harrisburg, Steelton and Millersburg.

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Spring Drug Take-Back Day collects record 1,000 pounds of medications

Penn State Health collected a record 1,012.4 pounds of unwanted, unneeded or expired medications and more than 20 sharps containers for safe disposal during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 22.

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Penn State Health supports central Pennsylvania’s health needs through latest assessment and updated implementation strategies

Penn State Health has determined three priority areas to improve the overall health of residents in the region: mental health, health equity and wellness and disease prevention.

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Penn State Health celebrates religious values and traditions

Penn State Health hosted an interfaith event on March 29 on the three major religious holidays taking place in April ─ Ramadan, Passover and Good Friday.

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Dispose of medications safely on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 22

Penn State Health will collect unwanted, unneeded or expired medication for safe disposal on Saturday, April 22, as part of DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

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Latest People

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Hospitals, nurses take the cake: Penn State Health celebrates National Hospital, Nurses weeks

All over the growing Penn State Health system, doctors, nurses, phlebotomists, food service workers ― you name it ― will square off in kickball games, race three-wheeled bicycles and frolic with puppies. But this is cake decorating.

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Visco named April recipient of Excellence in Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion Award

Ashley Visco, Penn State Health community health director, received the April Excellence in Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion Award.

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Penn State Health honored as 2023 VETS Indexes Recognized Employer

VETS Indexes has named Penn State Health a 2023 VETS Indexes Recognized Employer. The award recognizes the health system’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing and supporting veterans and the military-connected community.

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LaCoe receives American College of Healthcare Executives award

Chris LaCoe, vice president of Virtual Health at Penn State Health, has been recognized by the American College of Healthcare Executives with the Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent Award.

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Penn State Health names Wood chief medical officer

Penn State Health has appointed Dr. Kenneth Wood to the position of executive vice president and chief medical officer for the health system.

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