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Penn State College of Medicine students realize their residency destinations on Match Day

On March 15, 2019, fourth-year Penn State College of Medicine students learned where they’ll be heading for their residencies during Match Day – an annual tradition for medical students across the country. At the College of Medicine event, which took place at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, students counted down together until the clock struck […]

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Forbes: Penn State Health among best employers for diversity

Penn State Health was among 29 hospitals and health systems to make Forbes’ second annual list of the “Best Employers for Diversity.”

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Colon cancer screening: Are you up-to-date?

Dr. Thomas McGarrity, a gastroenterologist at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, developed a colorectal cancer screening program for Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine employees that has become a national model.

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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine name new radiation oncology chair

Dr. Rodney Ellis has been named chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, effective July 1.

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Latest Research

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Recently funded project to explore opioid use disorders in teenagers

Researchers will have a better understanding of factors associated with opioid use disorders in teenagers through a new project recently funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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Researchers awarded funds to fight opioid crisis

Penn State College of Medicine researchers received 41 grants in February. They’ll use at least two of them totaling nearly $1.3 million to fight Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic.

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Depression screening rates remain low among adolescents

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is increasing among U.S. adolescents, while screening rates for depression remain low and insufficient in addressing the rising mental health crisis.

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Custom-made proteins may help create antibodies to fight HIV

A new way to create proteins that can sneak through HIV’s protective coating may be a step toward understanding the key components needed for developing a vaccine for the virus, according to researchers.

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Latest Medical Minutes

Dr. Cary Twyman, a neurologist at Penn State Health, examines a patient. He stands in front of her, his left hand on her chin, his right hand extended slightly into the air.

The Medical Minute: Taking the reins on multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis doesn’t have to be an ending. With proper treatment and management, patients can manage the disease’s often unpredictable nature.

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The Medical Minute: Small changes can make big progress in preventing childhood obesity

Children with obesity face physical, social and emotional hurdles while growing up. But parents can help, including by making good choices the most convenient choices for their children.

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The Medical Minute: Understanding high blood pressure helps avoid complications

High blood pressure is among the most common medical conditions in the United States. It’s also among the most treatable.

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The Medical Minute: Varicose veins unlikely to develop into blood clots

Similar to leaky pipes, veins, as they return blood to the heart, sometimes fail to close completely. They stretch out and subsequently leak near the surface of the skin, creating spider or varicose veins that may cause discomfort.

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Latest Education

A group of Penn State College of Medicine students is pictured in front of a banner with the College logo on it. The students are each holding a sign showing the institution and speciality in which they will be completing residency.

University Park medical students find out their residency matches

Twelve Penn State College of Medicine students in the University Park curriculum received their residency destinations during the March 2019 Match Day celebration.

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MD/PhD students find out their residency matches

Six Penn State College of Medicine MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program students received their residency destinations during the March 2019 Match Day celebration.

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Dambro recognized for Exceptional Moments in Teaching

Dr. Tony Dambro, a staff physician in the Family and Community Medicine Administration, is featured for March in Penn State College of Medicine’s “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program.

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Project ECHO prepares doctors to manage addiction care closer to home

Project ECHO at Penn State College of Medicine is a knowledge-transfer network that aims to ramp up clinical expertise throughout Pennsylvania.

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Latest Patient Care

Marissa Aulenbach, right, a board-certified music therapist at Penn State Children’s Hospital, plays a guitar while registered nurse Lauren Libhart tends to 4-month-old Caden Hoover. The baby is lying in a crib with wires and monitors attached to his body. Aulenbach is wearing a blue, long-sleeved shirt and jeans. Libhart is wearing blue scrubs, a headband and glasses. Several toys are in the crib.

Patients find this prescription for therapy is music to their ears

Board-certified music therapists at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Children’s Hospital therapists help control patients’ pain and anxiety, ease adjustment to the hospital setting and promote rehabilitation.

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Ramiah’s story: How patient care and medical innovation helped her overcome obstacles

A child with an extremely rare -- and usually fatal -- condition is being discharged after spending the first 13 months of her life in the hospital.

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Custom made for her

Denise Brown, left, talks to Dr. John Conte about how she feels since he implanted an apical aortic conduit into her heart last February.

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Virtual reality helps Penn State Health St. Joseph pediatricians solve a problem

Dr. Jerry Lee, a pediatrician at Penn State Health St. Joseph Downtown Campus uses virtual reality goggles on young patients who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions to distract them from medical procedures.

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Latest Ask Us Anything About

Ask Us Anything About...Epilepsy

Ask Us Anything About… Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a group of disorders characterized by recurrent seizures. It is the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages.

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Ask Us Anything About… Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain has many causes – but there are also a lot of treatment options to help people find relief and get back to living a normal life.

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Ask Us Anything About… Bariatric Surgery

For some individuals, bariatric surgery can be a life-saving choice. This type of surgery also requires a life-long commitment to diet and exercise to keep the pounds off. But it’s not just about the weight; it can also help improve conditions including diabetes and sleep apnea.

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Ask Us Anything About… Acne

While there are both prescription and nonprescription treatment options for acne, careful treatment can minimize it.

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Latest Community

Todd Miller, a man with a long beard and glasses, smiles as a Kelly Rittle, a nurse on his right, holds up his shirt to administer a flu shot, out of the frame. Rittle is flanked by a table upon which is a rendering of the Penn State Nittany Lion in a shield.

Penn State Health inoculates more than 1,400 people against flu

Penn State Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Health inoculated 1,439 patients to the flu shot at this year’s Pennsylvania Farm Show. That’s up from 1,242 last year.

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Penn State Health staff offers free flu shots at Pennsylvania Farm Show

More than 80 nurses from Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center plan to administer flu shots at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Jan. 5 to 12 in Harrisburg.

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Giving is always in fashion: Event raises record amount for CMN

The 11th annual Neiman Marcus Runway Show and Luncheon on Nov. 30 raised a record-breaking $140,000 for Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

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State Police cadets learn how to ‘Stop the Bleed’

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center trauma prevention staff led about 100 Pennsylvania State Police cadets in Stop the Bleed training on Nov. 3.

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Latest People

Jim Miller, center, toasts his donor, Stefan Eichert, right, with John Moore, left, the businessman who invited Miller to accompany him on a trip to Germany. All three men are wearing casual shirts and jeans and holding mugs of beer. A candle is on the table in front of them. Behind them is a marbled wall and a wall decorated with slats of wood.

Lifesaving help from across the globe

Jim Miller of Red Lion, Pa., had the opportunity to meet the man who saved his life ― a volunteer firefighter from Germany who donated his stem cells to him.

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Seidenberg named chief medical officer for 2019 Special Olympics World Games

Dr. Peter Seidenberg, Penn State Health family and sports medicine physician and team physician for Penn State’s football and softball teams, will serve as chief medical officer for the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi March 14-21.

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College of Medicine Dean and Penn State Health CEO Craig Hillemeier to retire

Dr. Craig Hillemeier, dean of Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State’s senior vice president for health affairs and chief executive officer of Penn State Health, has announced his upcoming retirement.

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Faulkner to retire as general counsel of Penn State Health

Mark Faulkner, Penn State Health’s general counsel, has announced plans to retire. His decision brings to a close a legal career that began in 1972, and included providing legal services to Penn State, The Milton S Hershey Medical Center, and what evolved during his tenure into Penn State Health.

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