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Penn State Health and Berks Cardiologists sign letter of intent for practice to join health system

Penn State Health and Berks Cardiologists, Ltd. announced today they have reached agreement for the cardiology practice to join Penn State Health Medical Group.

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Looking back on a decade of 'Surgery Live!'

A recent event marked the tenth anniversary of the Surgery Live! program, a partnership between Whitaker Center, Highmark Blue Shield and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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LVAD Celebration brings together patients living with heart assist devices

Several patients with something in common converged on a recent celebration on the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center campus.

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Penn State Health issues apology to MS neurology patients for letter about staffing challenges

Penn State Health is sending a letter of apology to 2,100 patients of the neurology practice at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, reassuring them that staff and providers will support their care needs despite staffing challenges specifically related to multiple sclerosis (MS) care.

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Latest Research

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Obesity linked with higher chance of developing rapid, irregular heart rate

People with obesity are more likely to develop a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke, heart failure and other complications, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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McLaughlin leads research on identifying minimally invasive biomarkers for multiple sclerosis

A study led by Patricia McLaughlin, professor of neural and behavior sciences at Penn State College of Medicine, may show a new way to monitor the progression and treatment of multiple sclerosis.

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Flavor affects free radicals produced by e-cigarettes

The flavor of an e-cigarette may affect more than a consumer’s taste buds, according to Penn State researchers who say the chemicals that make up the different flavors also produce different levels of free radicals.

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Primary care doctors may be unsure when kids’ bad moods are serious or not

All children have moments of moodiness, but family medicine doctors and pediatricians may doubt their abilities to tell the difference between normal irritability and possibly bigger issues, according to Penn State researchers.

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Latest Medical Minutes

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The Medical Minute: Easing the itch of poison ivy and poison oak

April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring the arrival of troublesome plants such as poison ivy and poison oak that can cause mild to severe allergic reactions.

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The Medical Minute: Simple steps to gun safety

Injuries from guns kept in the home are often devastating, but they are also frequently preventable.

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The Medical Minute: Controlling diabetes apart from blood sugar levels

Doctors may do more good for diabetes patients by getting their cholesterol and blood pressure under control than by intensifying their glucose control.

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The Medical Minute: How to safely dispose of opioids

Cleaning out your medicine cabinet is about more than having a tidy bathroom. In an age of opioid addiction, it can also prevent leftover medications from getting into the wrong hands.

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Latest Education

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Students across Penn State compete in Global Health Case Competition

Students from Penn State College of Medicine, Dickinson Law and Penn State University Park participated for the first time in the 2018 International Emory Global Health Case Competition held March 16 and 17 in Atlanta.

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Biomedical sciences student attends competitive NIAID program

Nathalie Fuentes, a third-year biomedical sciences PhD student at Penn State College of Medicine, was selected from among hundreds of students nationwide to participate in a program at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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College of Medicine students discover their futures at Match Day

In March 2018, 136 fourth-year medical students at Penn State College of Medicine learned their residency destinations at Match Day, an annual tradition.

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Graduate Research Forum celebrates 30th anniversary

More than 120 graduate students, faculty members and alumni from Penn State College of Medicine came together to build relationships and exchange ideas at the 30th annual Graduate Research Forum held March 1 and 2, 2018.

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Latest Patient Care

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Hershey Medical Center celebrates National Doctors’ Day

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is celebrating National Doctors’ Day, an annual observance to recognize the contributions of physicians to the communities they serve.

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Man’s best friend puts young patients at ease

Kaia, a therapy dog at Penn State Children’s Hospital, was the first facility dog ever in a Pennsylvania children’s hospital, and is making a huge difference in the lives of pediatric patients.

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Children’s Hospital earns three-star rating for congenital heart surgery

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has again awarded Penn State Children’s Heart Group a three-star rating for congenital heart surgery – the highest designation available.

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Children's Hospital again recognized by U.S. News & World Report

For the seventh consecutive year, Penn State Children’s Hospital has been ranked among the Best Children’s Hospitals in multiple specialties by U.S. News & World Report.

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Ask Us Anything About... The Stages of Cancer

Ask Us Anything About… The Stages of Cancer

A lot of people seem to put stock in the “stage” of cancer with which they or their loved one has been diagnosed. We learn more about the stages of cancer from Dr. Joseph Drabick, chief of hematology and oncology at Penn State Cancer Institute.

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Ask Us Anything About… Smoking and Vaping

Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., killing nearly half a-million Americans each year. Learn more about the dangers of tobacco and strategies for quitting, along with the rising popularity of vaping.

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Ask Us Anything About… New Year’s Resolutions

For many people, a new calendar year sparks a new-found drive for self-improvement. But New Year’s resolutions are easier broken than kept. We share tips on how to break bad habits – and start good ones.

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Ask Us Anything About… The Flu

Every year, the flu proves deadly and leads to tens of thousands of deaths across the U.S. With flu activity on the increase in Pennsylvania, Dr. Jay Zimmermann, a family physician at Penn State Medical Group-Elizabethtown, says now is the time to get vaccinated.

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Latest Community

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Hershey Community Garden adds 100 plots

Penn State Health leaders joined Hershey Entertainment & Resorts and other Hershey organizations to celebrate the grand opening of Phase II of the Hershey Community Garden.

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Unwanted drugs, needles and syringes accepted at upcoming event

A drive-through prescription drug take-back event will take place on Saturday, April 28 on the campus of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Winner crowned for best mustache in Hershey Bears ‘No Shave November’ contest

Guests to the Hershey Bears game against Bridgeport on Nov. 26 not only got to see a great game but also got to see a Bear with quite the mustache presented with a trophy.

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Pay 4 Play raises record-breaking total for Children’s Hospital

The 11th annual People’s Pay 4 Play on WQXA-FM 105.7 The X on Nov. 9 and 10 raised a record-breaking $241,363.30 for Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

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Latest People

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Penn State Health debuts photojournalistic project for National Nurses Week

In nursing school, Chelsea Stoner learned all the necessary skills—patient assessment, medication calculations, charting—to train her for a career in health care, but nothing could prepare her for the raw emotions she would encounter. “In every patient, I saw my neighbor, my father, my grandmother…I found myself crying in the supply room, in the parking […]

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Milton S. Hershey Medical Center board welcomes new director

Penn State Health has announced the appointment of Dr. Tony G. Farah to the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Board of Directors.

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Myers creates one-of-a-kind ornament for Children’s Hospital babies

Carrie Myers, a child Life specialist at Penn State Children’s Hospital, decided to make a special gift for tiny patients and their families.

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Hillemeier named Business Diversity Champion of the Year

Dr. Craig Hillemeier, dean of Penn State College of Medicine, CEO of Penn State Health and senior vice president for Health Affairs at Penn State, has been named the Business Diversity Champion of the Year by the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC.

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