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Penn State Health names CFO for Hershey Medical Center, Medical Group

Eric Strucko has accepted the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer of Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Health Medical Group, effective July 1. He joins the finance team led by Paula Tinch, chief financial officer for Penn State Health. In his new role, Strucko will be responsible for business […]

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Kevin Black named interim dean for the College of Medicine

Dr. Kevin Black, vice dean of the College of Medicine’s University Park Regional Medical Campus and the C. McCollister Evarts Chair and Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, has been named the interim dean of the College of Medicine, effective July 1.

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Penn State Health, Highmark expand collaboration with private practice physicians

Penn State Health and Highmark today announced that 23 primary care physician practices across five Pennsylvania counties have joined Penn State Health Care Partners, a clinically-integrated network designed to share best practices and develop standards of care across the network.

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Children's Miracle Network raises $4.4 million for Penn State Children's Hospital

Children’s Miracle Network raised $4,445,580.79 for Penn State Children’s Hospital in 2018-2019. The total was announced during the 35th annual Children’s Miracle Network Telethon, which aired Monday, June 3 on WGAL-TV 8 from Penn State Children’s Hospital.

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Latest Research

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Community-Engaged Research Day fosters collaborative partnerships

Community leaders and scientists shared breakfast and sought solutions to problems like opioids, obesity and depression June 6 at the Community-Engaged Research Day.

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Smoking may impair body's blood pressure autocorrect system

Smokers may be at a higher risk for developing hypertension, and an overactive response to normal drops in blood pressure may help explain why, according to researchers.

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Increase in resolution, scale takes CT scanning and diagnosis to the next level

To diagnose and treat diseases like cancer, scientists and doctors must understand how cells respond to different medical conditions and treatments. Researchers have developed a new way to study disease at the cellular level.

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Dermatology residents optimize exam that identifies skin cancers

Dr. Jeffrey Miller, Department of Dermatology chair, and dermatology residents at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center used engineering principles to improve the accuracy and efficiency of a total body skim exam.

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Latest Medical Minutes

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The Medical Minute: Surviving summer’s biting bugs

Mosquito, bee and spider bites can bring summer fun to a standstill. While many are simply as annoying as a pesky fly, others can cause more serious conditions. “There are a lot of urban legends out there,” said Dr. Christopher Heron, an assistant professor of family and community medicine at University Park Curriculum at Penn […]

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The Medical Minute: Erectile dysfunction both common and treatable

By age 50, nearly half of men experience some degree of erectile dysfunction. The good news: Several treatment options are available.

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The Medical Minute: Healthy babies start with healthy moms

Athletes invest hours practicing before a big game. Runners train for months leading up to a marathon. A mother-to-be should likewise prepare herself for the mental and physical rigor of pregnancy, labor and caring for a newborn.

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The Medical Minute: The pitfalls of too much screen time

Too much screen time can cause health problems for an adult. Mix it with the turmoil of teen years — or the plasticity of a preschooler’s brain — and it can lead to conditions ranging from obesity to mental health disorders.

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Latest Education

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College of Medicine's physician assistant students win 29th annual National Challenge Bowl

On May 20, 2019, Penn State College of Medicine won the 29th annual National Medical Challenge Bowl in Denver, Colo., held during the American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference.

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Global Health Exchange Program teaches students diverse approaches to improving worldwide health

Penn State Public Health Sciences has expanded this year’s Global Health Exchange Program from two weeks to three and doubled the number of students involved to 20.

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Gordin recognized for Exceptional Moments in Teaching

Dr. Vitaly Gordin, chief of the Chronic Pain Management Center at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, is featured for June in the “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program.

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New coats, new beginnings for incoming PA Program students

Penn State College of Medicine presented the incoming class of physician assistant students during a ceremony at the Hershey Lodge on May 24.

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Latest Patient Care

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Penn State Health and Geisinger Holy Spirit expand access to neurosurgical care

Penn State Health and Geisinger Holy Spirit have signed a physician services agreement that calls for Penn State Health neurosurgeons and advanced practice providers to provide clinical and surgical care to patients at Geisinger Holy Spirit.

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And the beat goes on…heart transplant patients, surgeons reunite

Heart transplant patients celebrate the gift of life that Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center gave them at the annual heart transplant reunion.

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Hershey Medical Center unveils new app for expectant mothers

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center released MyYoMingo on April 17, a free educational app that offers expectant moms help with topics ranging from prenatal care to child’s first birthday.

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An artificial heart saved my life: LVAD patients and families share stories at reunion

Six patients who share a history of severe heart failure celebrated the state-of-the-art device that saved their lives at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s annual Left Ventricular Assist Devices reunion on April 26.

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Latest Ask Us Anything About

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Ask Us Anything About… Stroke and Mini-strokes

We learn about mini-strokes as well as the increasing prevalence of strokes among young people from Penn State Stroke Center program coordinators Alicia Richardson and Cesar Velasco.

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Ask Us Anything About… Women and Stress

In this special edition of Ask Us Anything About..., Lanae Ampersand, program manager for Behavioral Health at Penn State Health, addresses questions regarding stress, live from the Business Women’s Forum at Messiah College.

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Ask Us Anything About… Sepsis

Sepsis happens when your immune system struggles to fight off infections. In the worst cases, sepsis leads to a life-threatening drop in blood pressure, often referred to as “septic shock,” and even failure of several organs. Bacterial infections are most often to blame. But sepsis can also result from other infections as minor as a scraped knee.

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Ask Us Anything About… Advance Directives

Learn from Dr. Lauren Van Scoy about how advance directives can be used to appoint someone to make decisions for you if you can't do so yourself.

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Latest Community

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Children’s Hospital and American Heart Association honor school contest winners

The American Heart Association and Penn State Children’s Hospital honored 12 students from Dauphin, Lancaster and York county schools for their winning essays and artwork that presented their visions of a healthier community and heart heroes.

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Medical Center volunteers cheer on Bike to School Day participants

The Nittany Lion cheers on local kids and their families on National Bike to School Day.

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Penn State PRO Wellness hosts event for Lebanon County elementary schools

Penn State PRO Wellness hosted the Building Healthy Lebanon Schools Family Fun Fest to encourage children and their families to be physically active and celebrate being wellness champions.

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Lime Spring Outpatient Center hosts community celebration April 27

Penn State Health Lime Spring Outpatient Center invites the community to an event celebrating the facility’s opening and welcoming neighbors from the area.

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Latest People

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Spinal trauma patient views injury as just another steep hill to climb

Cody Wills, who became paralyzed in an accident eight years ago, participates in two Penn State Health-sponsored events for adaptive athletes on May 18.

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‘Amazing experience.’ Penn State Health physician leads medical team at 2019 Special Olympics World Games

Dr. Peter Seidenberg, a Penn State family and sports medicine physician in State College, had the opportunity to oversee life-changing medical interventions as chief medical officer for the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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95-year-old volunteer spreads cheer at Hershey Medical Center gift shop

Arlene Faul of Hershey began volunteering at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center the year it opened its doors.

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I am Penn State Health: Adrienne Bruner

Adrienne Bruner of Human Resources tells how she works to build future leaders at Penn State Health.

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