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Evening of Excellence celebrates Penn State Health, Penn State College of Medicine leaders

Penn State Health honored more than 200 graduates of the Human Resources Center for Learning and Leadership Development program at its second annual Evening of Excellence on Jan. 9 at the Hershey Theatre.

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Penn State Health Medical Group building new primary care practice in Cumberland County

Residents in Cumberland and York counties will soon have greater access to Penn State Health services when a new primary care location opens near the Rt. 15 interchange, just south of Mechanicsburg.

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No-Shave November effort grows facial hair - and almost $55,000 for cancer research

Dr. Jay Raman and others in the Division of Urology (of which he is chief) raised almost $55,000 for cancer research during the No-Shave November event.

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Penn State Health and Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Associates announce agreement

Penn State Health and Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Associates (PCCMA) announced today they have reached an agreement for the practice to join Penn State Health Medical Group.

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Giving is always in fashion: Annual event raises money for Children's Miracle Network

The 12th annual Neiman Marcus Runway Show and Luncheon event on Dec. 13 at the Hotel Hershey raised a record-breaking $143,000 for Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

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Latest Research

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Everyone plays a role: New research and strategies shared at addiction symposium

Penn State Addiction Center for Translation's Fifth Annual Addiction Symposium, held Dec. 10, 2019, brought together those across Penn State and in the community at large to hear new strategies for treating substance use disorder.

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Researchers receive nearly $5 million to curb opioid cravings

Two researchers have received NIH funding to study whether an already-approved drug can be used to reduce cravings and prevent relapse in those struggling with opioid addiction.

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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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Latest Medical Minutes

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The Medical Minute: Healthy eating over the holidays

Between bountiful buffets and “food-pushing relatives,” the winter holidays hold landmines for those trying to eat healthy. Check out these tips for navigating the holiday eating scene.

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The Medical Minute: Seven ways to get enough sleep this holiday season

The holidays bring plenty of stressors for adults and children. Here are some tips on how you can get enough sleep with sleigh bells jingling and sugar plums dancing.

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The Medical Minute: Progress slow against pancreatic cancer

Researchers are still trying to find ways of catching pancreatic cancer early – or better yet, preventing it altogether. In the meantime, here’s what patients need to know.

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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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Latest Education

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Krishna recognized for Exceptional Moments in Teaching

Dr. Kanthi Bangalore Krishna, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at Penn State College of Medicine, is featured for January in the “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program.

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Graduate students spread holiday cheer through coat, toy drives

Graduate students at Penn State College of Medicine provided toys to children at Penn State Children's Hospital and collected coats and blankets for those in need during the holiday season.

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Penn State Health St. Joseph unveils new nursing simulation lab in downtown Reading

A new nursing simulation lab at the Penn State Health St. Joseph Downtown Reading campus is now open, offering a learning environment that mimics real-life clinical scenarios.

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Medical student for a day: Project Medical Education gives lawmakers insight into costs vs. rewards of becoming a doctor

Pennsylvania legislative staffers, government employees and legislators experienced what life as a medical student is like during the College of Medicine’s Project Medical Education on Nov. 1.

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A tale of two continents: Visiting scholar returns to Hershey to share impact

James Olopade has come back to Hershey to share how his experience at the College of Medicine impacted his research and academic efforts in Africa.

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Latest Patient Care

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Hershey Medical Center partners with Penn State College of Nursing to support sexual assault victims

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, in partnership with Penn State College of Nursing, is launching a program to further enhance support for sexual assault survivors.

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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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Latest Ask Us Anything About

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Ask Us Anything About... Adult Congenital Heart Disease

When we think of congenital heart disease, we may think of someone who’s diagnosed and treated as a child. But sometimes, that heart condition may not be caught until the adult years. And even if it is caught early on, congenital heart disease is, in many ways, a lifelong condition. We learn more from Dr. Anisa Chaudhry, a cardiologist at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Ask Us Anything About... Endometriosis

One in ten women suffer from endometriosis, a condition in which tissue similar to the lining inside the uterus (called the endometrium) is found outside the uterus, where it induces a chronic inflammatory reaction that may result in scar tissue. We learn more from Dr. Timothy Deimling.

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Ask Us Anything About... Organ Donation

Every 10 minutes a new name is added to the national waiting list for organ transplants. How is the waiting list developed, and how does Penn State Health work with the United Network for Organ Sharing? We learn more from Dr. Fauzia Butt, a transplant surgeon at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Ask Us Anything About… Penn State Health OnDemand

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.

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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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Latest Community

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Beefing up Penn State Health at Farm Show

Penn State Health will have a bigger presence than in previous years at the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show Jan. 4 to 11. Included with the annual flu shots is information from providers and more.

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Penn State PRO Wellness goes Full STEM Ahead with vaccine study in Lancaster School District

Penn State PRO Wellness welcomed nearly 100 people to the Full STEM Ahead event for families of middle school students in the School District of Lancaster.

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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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Latest People

Katie Loffredo, right, smiles as she puts a stethoscope in her ears. She is wearing a top, white lab coat and glasses. A patient, Joan Carol Cox of Elizabethtown, sits on the left looking down. She has short hair and is wearing a plaid shirt. They are in an exam room. Behind them is a machine with a monitor on the top.

I am Penn State Health: Katie Loffredo

Katie Loffredo, a clinical research coordinator at Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute, says that she is proud to be part of the process of making advances in the treatment of heart disease.

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Penn State Health St. Joseph names new vice president for medical affairs

Penn State Health St. Joseph has recruited Dr. Jeffrey Held to serve as its vice president for medical affairs.

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Penn State Health St. Joseph names senior director of development

Mary “Missy” Orlando has joined Penn State Health St. Joseph as senior director of development for the St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation.

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I am Penn State Health: Julie Groh

There’s no typical day for community health nurse Julie Groh. She might be doing health assessments at schools or blood pressure checks at a food pantry. Wherever she is, she’s caring for others – and that’s what she loves to do most.

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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 to serve as its vice president for medical affairs and staff development.

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