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Registration open for Safe Sitter class Registration open for Safe Sitter class
448 weeks ago - PSU Live
The Safe Sitter course, offered by the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20.... [Read More]

Blood Donor Appreciation Days coming up Blood Donor Appreciation Days coming up
448 weeks ago - PSU Live
The Penn State Hershey Medical Center Blood Donor Centers will host Blood Donor Appreciation Days for everyone who attempts to donate blood, courtesy of the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank.... [Read More]

The Medical Minute: Avoiding two winter weather-related problems The Medical Minute: Avoiding two winter weather-related problems
448 weeks ago - PSU Live
Though it may not have felt like winter until recently, it is that time of year when environmental exposures to the cold weather will be causing many problems for people. Here are some tips for preventing and safely treating two common winter weather-related problems.... [Read More]

Science and environment film series starts Jan. 18 Science and environment film series starts Jan. 18
449 weeks ago - PSU Live
The Earth and Mineral Sciences Library Spring Film Series kicks off on Jan. 18 with "Welcome to the Nanoworld," a documentary exploring the emergence of nanotechnology. All films are shown at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesdays, in Rom 105 of the Deike Building on the University Park campus, and admission is [Read More]

Exploring surgical weight loss Exploring surgical weight loss
449 weeks ago - PSU Live
Ever wondered if surgical weight loss might be right for you? "Exploring Surgical Weight Loss" is a free community lecture scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at Penn State Hershey Medical Group -- Camp Hill.... [Read More]

Kids can kick the weight in the new year Kids can kick the weight in the new year
449 weeks ago - PSU Live
To address the epidemic of childhood obesity and help children struggling to deal with weight issues, Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital and PinnacleHealth are partnering with Highmark to offer KidShape.... [Read More]

Free prostate cancer screening planned Free prostate cancer screening planned
449 weeks ago - PSU Live
Prostate cancer strikes one in six American men. There's no better time than now to get checked for prostate cancer. Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center will offer a free prostate cancer screening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 in University Physician Center Suite 3100. [Read More]

Healthy Choices for Healthy Families Program to visit the Farm Show Healthy Choices for Healthy Families Program to visit the Farm Show
449 weeks ago - PSU Live
The Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital's Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion (CNAP) and Kohl's Associates in Action will join the Department of Health at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show starting Jan. 9.... [Read More]

The Medical Minute: Another new year, another resolution The Medical Minute: Another new year, another resolution
449 weeks ago - PSU Live
The new year is a natural transition between what was and what might be. Here's some advice on how to make resolutions that stick.... [Read More]

PSU4PA: Penn State helps rural county residents manage water sources PSU4PA: Penn State helps rural county residents manage water sources
450 weeks ago - PSU Live
With the state's largest rural population, Westmoreland County has "a huge need" for the kind of information and services that only Penn State can provide, says Greg Phillips, CEO and district manager of the Westmoreland Conservation District. Find out how Westmoreland County is taking advantage of [Read More]

The journey of an IVC filter -- from life-saving to life-altering The journey of an IVC filter -- from life-saving to life-altering
451 weeks ago - PSU Live
The medical journey that would lead Kaysee Kauer from Rapid City, S.D, to Hershey, Pa., began in the early morning hours of Jan. 27, 2011.... [Read More]

The Medical Minute: Hand hygiene -- clean hands, healthy body The Medical Minute: Hand hygiene -- clean hands, healthy body
451 weeks ago - PSU Live
It's really fairly simple to keep one's hands clean; the hard part is remembering to do it.... [Read More]

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