“It’s very sad,” says Dr. Christiana Oji-Mmuo, who cares for them at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. “You would have to see a baby in this condition to understand.”

Opioid babies in withdrawal from first breath | Times News Online

“Given the consistency of the findings, this is becoming a serious issue now,” said Dr. Paul Eslinger, a clinical neuropsychologist at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center who works with dementia patients. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Long-term exposure to soot increases risk of dementia, researchers find

Morning view from Life Lion. Thanks for sharing, team! #InspiredTogether
Inspired by Sam!
“I love my job because I go in and make people happy,” Sam says. “I always put a smile on my face, every morning and every day. I love it – I love working with the patients.” – Sam Doherty

Thank you, Sam! Check out Sam’s story here:
Welcome and congratulations, Jeffrey Peters!
A distinguished professor of molecular toxicology and carcinogenesis in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State, Peters has been appointed as new deputy director of Penn State Cancer Institute. You can learn more about him here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
#Inspired by THON. #FourDiamonds #THON2017 #CancerCannot #InspiredTogether #FTK #46Global
Penn State Harrisburg, 777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown

Saturday, April 1, 2017
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Rain or shine)

Admission is free!

Meet experts and learn about various life skills and resources for individuals with disabilities:
• Adaptive clothing
• Driving programs
• Employment
• Orthotics and prosthetics
• Returning to school
• Service dogs
• Winter sports
And more!

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Penn State food scientist Catherine Cutter conducts a demonstration during a food safety training session for students in Armenia.

Penn State helps to develop food safety training program in Armenia | Penn State University

Has the plan for a healthy new you already stalled in its tracks? Don't let a temporary slide turn into a permanent stop. Check out these four ways to revive your resolve. [ Bit.ly Link ]
WOW! $10,045,478.44! THON dancers, volunteers and supporters, thank you for your tireless efforts to support Four Diamonds and pediatric cancer care and research at Penn State Children's Hospital. #THON2017 #CancerCannot #InspiredTogether #46Global
#Inspired by THON and all those involved! Thanks to the efforts of thousands of students and supporters around the world, we are able to do so much for our children and their families and for the fight against pediatric cancer! #THON2017 #CancerCannot #InspiredTogether
#FTK #46Global #FourDiamonds
Doctors are reminding parents to make their children wash their hands, especially before lunch. Packing hand sanitizer in their lunch bag could also help combat germs. [VIDEO] #InspiredTogether

What’s Going Around: Flu, strep throat and more

Following a weeklong survey visit last November, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has earned Joint Commission full accreditation through November 2019.

Medical Center earns Joint Commission accreditation through 2019 | Penn State University

Thank you, Betty Raha for sharing, What Inspires You!

Nick's 20th birthday! - Inspired Together

Out of 487 heart transplants performed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Deborah Shipley is the only person to get a new heart on Valentine's Day. [VIDEO]

On This Day| Woman remains only person to receive heart on V-Day at local hospital

40th anniversary since THON named Four Diamonds its sole beneficiary. Four Diamonds’ founders Charles and Irma Millard, cannot believe how far the partnership has come. [ Bit.ly Link ]

“It doesn’t seem like it’s been 40 years. It seems fresh,” said Charles Millard, who has attended every THON since the partnership began and plans to attend this weekend’s event.
#InspiredTogether The PA Breast Cancer Coalition honored Nancy Lill, assistant professor of pharmacology at Penn State Cancer Institute, with a $50,000 grant to take the next steps with her research into triple-negative breast cancer. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Lill plans to use the grant on a specialized project targeting the treatment of aggressive triple-negative breast cancers. Her team plans to...
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Thank you! #InspiredTogether #FTK #THON #FourDiamonds

Coaches And Students Shave Their Heads For The Kids During

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Behzad Soleimani, surgical director for heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support at Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute, advises patients who have experienced shortness of breath or fatigue and have become less active as a result to take action. They could be experiencing heart failure. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Ask Us Anything About… THON and Four Diamonds – 40 Years For The KidsTM

We’re talking live with Craig Hillemeier, MD, Dean, Penn State College of Medicine, Chief Executive Officer, Penn State Health and Suzanne Graney, Executive Director of Four Diamonds.

We’re answering your questions about how the money raised from THON and other Four Diamonds activities is used to support childhood...
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