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Details: CORONAVIRUS UPDATES: Visit Penn State's virus information website to keep up with the latest from the University on the global coronavirus outbreak.

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Penn State Health launches new OnDemand COVID-19 travel

Details: Penn State Health now offers a new travel testing service through its OnDemand app. After the physical testing is completed, results are available in 48 hours or less. Users can download the free iOS or Android mobile app on their smartphone, tablet or laptop, answer a few questions and be connected to a Penn State Health provider for a virtual

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Scholars sought to participate in One Health program

Details: 2 days ago · “One Health is the idea that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and the environment we all share,” said Leann Andrews, co-principal investigator (PI) for the Scholars Program and assistant professor of landscape architecture in the College of …

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Penn State Health provides updated vaccine, visitation and

Details: Penn State Health continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic at its hospitals and inpatient clinics. As the number of COVID-19 positive patients in the region continues to decline, the health system is updating some of its COVID-19 management …

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Medical Minute: A men's health checklist for dad on Father

Details: Medical Minute: A men's health checklist for dad on Father's Day. June 16, 2021. HERSHEY, Pa. — This Father’s Day, it might be time to set aside traditional gifts, like neckties and gift cards, for a different type of present: The gift of health. The fact is, most men put their health last. In a 2019 study of more than 1,100 men conducted

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Penn State Health signs agreement with Siemens

Details: Penn State Health will diagnose and treat its patients using the most advanced imaging systems under a new 10-year agreement with Siemens Healthineers. The agreement ensures the health system’s highly trained staff can provide patients with access to best-in-class imaging solutions at Penn State Health primary, specialty and acute care

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Penn State Health launches public vaccination process

Details: Penn State Health launches public vaccination process. February 24, 2021. Penn State Health provided COVID-19 vaccines to more than 1,400 members of the public who meet current Phase 1A eligibility on its first day operating four new, dedicated vaccination sites across central Pennsylvania on Monday, Feb 22.

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Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center appoints new

Details: Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center has named Maria Lariccia Brennan as its new chief nursing officer. Currently serving as a health care consultant in New Jersey, she will join the hospital on Monday, June 21. Brennan will be responsible for oversight of all nursing activities and clinical operations at St. Joseph Medical Center.

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Penn State Health Children's Hospital again ranks among

Details: HERSHEY, Pa. — U.S. News & World Report has ranked Penn State Health Children’s Hospital as one of the nation’s best in multiple specialties. This marks the 11th consecutive year the Children’s Hospital has been recognized for its exceptional patient care. The Children’s Hospital ranked in cancer (#38), cardiology and heart surgery (#17), neonatology (#42), nephrology (#49) and

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Dietary cocoa improves health of obese mice; likely has

Details: The National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Silvio and Edith Crespo Faculty Award partially funded this research. Blommer Chocolate Co., East Greenville, Pennsylvania, provided a gift of cocoa powder for the research.

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Essential workers' tweets show surprising positivity

Details: During the COVID-19 pandemic, essential workers tweeted less often than general users about COVID-19 but more about overall mental health issues, according to researchers at the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology. Additionally, essential workers’ overall tweets were more positive compared to general users, the researchers found.

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Penn State Health, Highmark to open Cumberland County site

Details: Penn State Health, Highmark to open Cumberland County site. July 15, 2020. HERSHEY, Pa. — Continuing a strong commitment to partnership in the region, Highmark and Penn State Health today announced plans to build a new health practice on the Highmark corporate campus on Center Street in East Pennsboro Township.

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Penn State Health appoints new executive vice president

Details: HERSHEY, Pa. — Penn State Health has appointed Deborah Addo, a health care executive from Virginia, as its new executive vice president and chief operating officer. Addo, who is currently president at Inova Loudoun Hospital in Virginia, will join the health system in August and succeeds Alan Brechbill, who retired in 2020.

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Penn State Health names new VP for medical affairs and

Details: Penn State Health has recruited Dr. Safa Farzin, a well-respected physician-executive based in Harrisburg, to serve as its vice president for medical affairs and staff development, with specific responsibility for the new Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center as well as other health …

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College of Medicine joins trial evaluating allergic

Details: HERSHEY, Pa. — Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine are participating in a national clinical trial evaluating whether people who have previously experienced severe allergic reactions are at increased risk for an immediate, systemic allergic reaction to the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines. The College of Medicine is the only site in Pennsylvania participating in the

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College of Health and Human Development names college and

Details: Biobehavioral Health. Kaylee Lopez, daughter of Melissa Lopez and Stephen Fleming, and Matt Gibson and Abbey Klinepeter, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, served as a research assistant in the Water, Health and Nutrition Lab and was a member of the Omega Chi Sigma business fraternity. She also worked as a home health aide for a cerebral palsy

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Inclusivity in sexual and gender minorities in a health

Details: Researchers from the College of Nursing are working to advance health outcomes in sexual and gender minority individuals, who face disparities in access to care compared to heterosexual individuals. The researchers, Britney Wardecker, Cara Exten, and Oluwamuyiwa Adebayo, hope their work will help providers better understand the needs, challenges, and resilience of these groups.

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Butz Family of Companies invests in future hospitals

Details: Butz Family of Companies invests in future hospitals, children's health. May 26, 2021. Alvin H. Butz, Inc. has committed $500,000 through the Butz Foundation to support Penn State Health’s two newest community hospitals -- Hampden Medical Center and Lancaster Medical Center -- Children’s Miracle Network and Four Diamonds Mini-THON®.

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The Medical Minute: How COVID-19 has affected organ

Details: The Medical Minute is a weekly health news feature produced by Penn State Health. Articles feature the expertise of faculty, physicians and staff, and are designed to offer timely, relevant health information of interest to a broad audience.

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Penn State Health bringing nationally ranked pediatric

Details: Penn State Health is expanding the nationally ranked pediatric specialty care of Penn State Children’s Hospital to Lancaster County with the construction of a 47,000-square-foot pediatric outpatient center. The new facility – Penn State Health Lancaster Pediatric Center – will be located at the intersection of Harrisburg Pike and Rt. 30 in Manheim Township, the site of a former Toys “R

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Penn State researchers use AI to analyze patient

Details: In collaboration with Geisinger, Penn State researchers applied artificial intelligence to machine learning algorithms to generate useful recommendations based on historical health care data documenting why patients leave a hospital feeling satisfied or dissatisfied. The study was published in the Institute of Electronical and Electronics Engineers’ Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics.

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Penn State graduate program celebrates 10 years of shaping

Details: As COVID-19 continues, universities in the U.S. have seen a surge in student inquiries and applications to public health graduate programs, according to the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health.. For Penn State College of Medicine’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program, the upward trend started well before the pandemic.The program continues to grow in scope …

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Griffin named senior director of University Health

Details: Micah Griffin has been named senior director of University Health Services at Penn State, effective Jan. 4. Griffin will be transitioning to this new role after serving as director of health programs at the City University of New York's Kingsborough Community College.

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Penn State Health St. Joseph moves drive-thru COVID-19

Details: Penn State Health St. Joseph will redirect COVID-19 testing from its drive-thru location at 2493 MacArthur Road, Bern Township, beginning Wednesday, April 21, to two urgent care sites and its Downtown Campus.

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All three Penn State Health hospitals earn ‘A’ grades for

Details: All three Penn State Health hospitals earned top marks for patient safety on The Leapfrog Group’s semi-annual safety ranking report card.. Holy Spirit Medical Center, the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and St. Joseph Medical Center each received an “A” for their efforts to protect patients from harm and provide safe health care.

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Penn State Health names Randall vice president of Cancer

Details: The health system created the position as part of its efforts to seamlessly deliver advanced, personalized care and the high-value, close-to-home care people with cancer need. “Ethel will lead operational strategy and foster enhanced coordination for our cancer programs across all of Penn State Health’s hospitals and medical group practices

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Changes to employees' Flexible Spending Accounts in

Details: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 was enacted on Dec. 27, 2020. The legislation permits employers to allow employees more flexibility in how they utilize unused 2020 and 2021 Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) monies previously elected for qualifying medical and dependent care expenses under the

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Resources available to support student wellness and mental

Details: Mental health and wellness resources. There are many wellness and mental health resources available to support and empower Penn State students, including: Counseling and mental health services available through CAPS, which can reached at 814-863-0395 for University Park students, or at each Commonwealth Campus location; [email protected], a free online

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Current masking and physical distancing guidance remains

Details: Penn State is currently evaluating the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and update from the Pennsylvania Department of Health regarding masking for fully vaccinated individuals and will provide additional guidance to the University community. While the review is underway, masking and physical distancing is expected by all individuals — regardless of

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New Penn State Health acute care hospital one step closer

Details: New Penn State Health acute care hospital one step closer to opening. HERSHEY, Pa. — Construction crews building Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center, the future 300,000-square-foot, three-story acute care hospital in Cumberland County, reached a milestone this week: they completed the walls and enclosed the outside of the building.

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Holy Spirit Health System to transfer from Geisinger to

Details: Effective 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, ownership of Holy Spirit Health System will transfer from Geisinger to Penn State Health. The transfer of ownership of the Camp Hill-based health system includes a 306-bed hospital and 28 outpatient locations across four counties.

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Center for Collegiate Mental Health releases 2020 annual

Details: UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — This week, the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH) released its 2020 annual report, which summarizes the state of college student mental health from U.S. and international college counseling centers during the 2019-20 academic year. In addition, this year’s report describes a revised Clinical Load Index, which was introduced in the 2019 annual report to …

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Penn State Health Women's Health offers virtual 'What to

Details: To help them prepare, Penn State Health Women’s Health is offering a free, virtual class, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Register here . The one-and-a-half-hour class will feature presentations by Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center providers, including an obstetrician

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Public Health Ambassadors continue to guide healthy COVID

Details: Public Health Ambassadors continue to guide healthy COVID-19 behaviors. September 17, 2020. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Public Health Ambassador Program, a newly created peer health initiative, continues to provide students at Penn State's University Park campus with guidance on healthy behaviors and social norms related to COVID-19.

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Social media use linked with depression, secondary trauma

Details: UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Can’t stop checking social media for the latest COVID-19 health information? You might want to take a break, according to researchers at Penn State and Jinan University who discovered that excessive use of social media for COVID-19 health information is related to both depression and secondary trauma.

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Penn State Health and Susquehanna Valley EMS sign letter

Details: Penn State Health Life Lion manages the health system’s prehospital medicine program, in coordination with Life Lion Emergency Medical Services at Penn State Health’s flagship Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. As part of the transition, Penn State Health will honor all subscriptions between community members and SVEMS.

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Researchers assess new heart failure treatment Penn

Details: HERSHEY, Pa. — Cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and researchers at Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine are investigating a less invasive treatment for heart failure, which affects 6.2 million adults in the United States. The researchers said they hope the procedure will improve quality of life for patients.

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Orthopedic Institute of PA to provide care at some Penn

Details: “Penn State Health is thrilled to work with an organization that has spent five decades building its reputation for exceptional orthopedic care,” said Dr. Safa Farzin, senior vice president for Penn State Health Medical Group. “OIP and Penn State Health share the same dedication to high-quality patient care. This collaboration is a win

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E-cigarettes with cigarette-like nicotine delivery reduce

Details: E-cigarettes that deliver a cigarette-like amount of nicotine are associated with reduced smoking and reduced exposure to a major cancer-causing chemical, or carcinogen, in tobacco even with concurrent smoking, according to a new study led by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Health, well-being and other resources available to assist

Details: As Penn State faculty and staff prepare for the fall semester, the University is reminding employees of the resources available to help them during these challenging times — including access to counseling, assistance navigating the healthcare system, …

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Penn State Health names new senior vice president and

Details: HERSHEY, Pa. — Penn State Health has named Cletis Earle of Buffalo, New York, senior vice president and chief information officer for the central Pennsylvania-based health system and Penn State College of Medicine, effective Dec. 30.

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Nurses face unprecedented challenges, opportunities in the

Details: Nurses face unprecedented challenges, opportunities in the next 15 years. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- In an era of health care reform, the role of nurses is more important than ever. Today’s workforce seems poised to respond to the changes, with more and better-educated nurses, steady employment growth and higher earnings.

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Board approves changes to Penn State Health by-laws Penn

Details: To support ongoing growth and evolving functions of Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine, the University’s Board of Trustees today (Feb. 22) approved an action taken recently by the Penn State Health Board of Directors to establish two distinct leadership roles — a dean and a CEO — to oversee the medical school and clinical arm of the University’s growing

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Penn State Health welcomes Physicians’ Alliance, LTD

Details: Penn State Health welcomes the providers, staff and practice sites of Physicians’ Alliance, LTD (PAL) to its growing health system. The integration will lead to improved access to specialty care – close to home – for people in Lancaster, Dauphin and York counties. PAL is the largest independent physician practice group in Lancaster County.

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HHD researchers’ study featured in Brain, Behavior and

Details: A study by researchers in Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development, which focuses on the relationship between positive events and inflammation, has been published in Brain, Behavior and Immunity, the official journal of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society.

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Dickinson Law enhances resident faculty with addition of

Details: Sara Gerke and Brent Newton will join Penn State Dickinson Law's resident faculty, beginning July 1. Gerke will join the Dickinson Law faculty as an assistant professor of law and will teach courses in torts, health law, bioethics, and related topics. Newton will join the Dickinson Law faculty as a visiting professor of law and will teach courses in civil procedure,

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Physicians' Alliance, Ltd., and Penn State Health to form

Details: HERSHEY, Pa. — Penn State Health and Physicians’ Alliance, Ltd. (PAL), the largest independent physician practice group in Lancaster County, today announced plans to pursue a strategic partnership. The partnership includes the integration of PAL practices and the employment of its providers and staff by Penn State Health.

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