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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center sets up process to receive donations in support of staff during COVID-19 outbreak

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has established new guidelines to enable the community to donate prepared food and gift cards in support of Penn State Health providers and staff.

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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center confirms first COVID-19 death

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center confirmed its first inpatient fatality associated with the COVID-19 occurred on Friday, March 27.

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Penn State Health accepts drop-off donations of key supplies during COVID-19 outbreak

Penn State Health is accepting drop-off donations of key supplies from the community at large.

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Penn State Health fast-tracks innovative answers to supply demand

The Center for Medical Innovation and Surgical Innovation Group at Penn State College of Medicine are working together to meet Penn State Health’s critical supply chain needs by creating a face shield prototype.

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Project ECHO spurs COVID-19 collaboration between health care providers across U.S.

Penn State Project ECHO’s (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) first session in six weeks of programming surrounding the novel 2019 coronavirus provides a snapshot into what providers are up against.

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Latest Research

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Penn State, College of Medicine reducing on-campus research activities in labs

Penn State has announced steps to reduce research activity in laboratories across all Penn State campuses.

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New report offers statewide recommendations for protecting children from trafficking, sexual abuse

A study conducted by Penn State faculty, including a Penn State College of Medicine assistant professor of public health sciences, provided new recommendations on how to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation.

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Research suggests adults – not just teens – like electronic cigarette flavors

A new study by researchers at Penn State finds that adults enjoy sweet e-cigarette flavors just as much as teens.

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Lower-protein diet may lessen risk for cardiovascular disease

A plant-based diet may be key to lowering risk for heart disease. Penn State researchers determined that diets with reduced sulfur amino acids were associated with a decreased risk for cardiovascular disease.

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Cheng receives NIH funding for next phase of 3D imaging project

A Penn State-led research project to develop a new, diagnostic, three-dimensional imaging technique will continue thanks to a four-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Latest Medical Minutes

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The Medical Minute: Tips, resources for talking with children about COVID-19

There are many ways to help ease children’s anxieties and educate them about coronavirus (COVID-19).

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The Medical Minute: Seven surprising facts about osteoarthritis

No cure for osteoarthritis exists, but many treatments can help people manage the pain and stiffness that often occur.

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The Medical Minute: New treatments for migraines show promise

Many people think migraines are just bad headaches – but they’re so much more. While no cure for migraines exists, hope abounds thanks to major advances in research.

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The Medical Minute: When chronic pain leads to depression in children

When chronic pain keeps children from being active and social, it’s no surprise that anxiety and depression can become unwelcome playmates. The good news: there is help, and it starts with recognizing that a problem exists.

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The Medical Minute: How much should I worry about that ‘extra’ heartbeat?

For people who feel premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), they can seem frightening. But the good news is they’re very common – and they’re not always dangerous.

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Latest Education

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Penn State College of Medicine Class of 2020 celebrates Match Day

This year, the tradition known as Match Day played out differently at Penn State College of Medicine due to concerns over coronavirus (COVID-19).

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MD/PhD Class of 2020 students find out their residency matches

Three Penn State College of Medicine MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program students graduating this year received their residency destinations as part of Match Day 2020.

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Dodge recognized for Exceptional Moments in Teaching

Dr. Daleela Dodge, associate professor of surgery and humanities, is featured for March in the “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program.

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Diversity Council reports progress on building more inclusive environment

In January, Diversity Council members met with Penn State Health CEO Steve Massini to update him on their various initiatives.

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Getting comfortable: College of Medicine initiatives prepare learners to care for patients from diverse backgrounds

The Office for Culturally Responsive Health Care Education works to ensure that medical students, physician assistant students and graduate students have the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide culturally excellent health care and research for diverse populations.

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Latest Patient Care

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Penn State Health St. Joseph opens Drive-Through COVID-19 testing location

In response to the growing need for easy-to-access COVID-19 testing, Penn State Health St. Joseph has opened a drive-through testing site on its Bern Township Campus.

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Penn State Health OnDemand offers virtual COVID-19 screenings

Penn State Health is now offering free virtual screenings for COVID-19 through its telehealth service, Penn State Health OnDemand.

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

Residents in Dauphin County will soon have greater access to Penn State Health services and providers when a new primary care location opens near the intersection of Linglestown and Crums Mill Roads in Lower Paxton Township.

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Penn State Health St. Joseph Spring Ridge offers expanded services

After a year of change that included six phases of construction, a fully renovated and expanded Penn State Health St. Joseph outpatient satellite location is open for patients in Wyomissing, Pa.

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Breathing easier: Pulmonary rehab program increases quality of daily life

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is helping people with chronic lung disorders breathe easier and regain their quality of life.

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Latest Ask Us Anything About

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Ask Us Anything About... COVID-19

Measures are being enacted across Pennsylvania to curb the community spread of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Get the latest information about how you can protect yourself and your family.

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Ask Us Anything About... Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer is more likely to be cured in its early stages. The trick is catching it early – because once symptoms develop, a cure may no longer be possible. Studies show lung cancer screening reduces the risk of dying of lung cancer.

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Ask Us Anything About… Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. More than 1 million men and women annually have chosen this popular facial rejuvenation treatment.

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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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Latest Community

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Girl Scout cookies delivered to front line

Jill Rebuck, director of clinical pharmacy services at Hershey Medical Center, collected $1,020 in donations in just over 24 hours and delivered more than 250 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to employees at Penn State Health.

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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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Latest People

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Switchboard operators provide crucial support during COVID-19 era

Penn State Health switchboard operators are among the many employees that are demonstrating exceptional dedication and teamwork during the COVID-19 crisis.

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I am Penn State Health: Kassie Heeman

As baby’s first photographer, Kassie Heeman, a sonographer at Hershey Medical Center, knows her job is an important one. Parents are anxiously awaiting their first peek, and the doctors need her images to gauge how well the tiny subjects are growing.

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Servant to the underserved: Helm traces volunteerism to personal experience

Dr. Leesha Helm, a family physician at Penn State Health Medical Group – Nyes Road, volunteers her time at Beacon Clinic for Health and Hope in Harrisburg, providing free primary care services and prescriptions to underserved and uninsured people.

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I am Penn State Health: Ally Lewis

Many people dread talking with a grieving friend – let alone a stranger – for fear of saying the wrong thing, but Ally Lewis says supporting the families of patients who have died makes hers a “dream job.”

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How far a donation can go – a Four Diamonds child’s journey to medical school

Colin Hayes has known since arriving at Penn State College of Medicine that he wanted to be a pediatric oncologist. He was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2011 and, after his first THON, decided he wanted to give back.

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