Rosie O’Donnell loses 50 lbs. from gastric sleeve surgery, tweets before-after photos

Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Rosie O’Donnell has lost 50 lbs. from gastric bypass surgery, as evidenced by photos she shared via twitter on Thursday. O’Donnell posted two side-by-side photos of her...
Posted On 18 Apr 2014
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Penn State College of Nursing Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State’s nursing program launched a yearlong celebration of its 50-year anniversary April 4 with a weekend of activities for alumni, faculty/staff and friends of the College of Nursing. At a dinner gala April 4 at the Nittany Lion Inn, Dean Paula...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014

UPMC Altoona Foundation’s Annual Golf Classic Slated

ALTOONA — UPMC Altoona Foundation’s annual Golf Classic will be June 23 at Scotch Valley Country Club. An individual golfer fee is $150 and includes greens fees, cart and luncheon. Play is open to all golfers. Throughout the day, prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin,...
Posted On 13 Apr 2014

The Medical Minute: Spotting Oral Cancer

NFL Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly started treatment this week for a second bout with oral cancer, a disease that accounts for about 8 percent of all malignant growths in the United States. Like many other types of cancer, the key to the successful...
Posted On 12 Apr 2014

UPMC Altoona Employees Participate in Health Care Professionals’ Advocacy Day

ALTOONA — Six UPMC Altoona employees had the opportunity to participate in legislative meetings in Harrisburg on March 11. The Altoona group traveled along with two busloads of UPMC employees from other locations. The UPMC participants were split into small groups and each had...
Posted On 10 Apr 2014

Disadvantaged Environments Affect Genetic Material, Study Finds

HERSHEY — Children experiencing chronic stress from a disadvantaged life have shorter telomeres than their advantaged peers, according to a study led by Dr. Daniel Notterman, vice dean for research and graduate studies, and professor of pediatrics, and biochemistry and...
Posted On 10 Apr 2014

Philippines taps mobile technology to address prevalence of HIV

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Manila, Philippines (4E) – While the number of cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has dwindled substantially in many areas in the world, countries like the Philippines are experiencing the opposite. From...
Posted On 10 Apr 2014
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‘Dancing With The Stars’ alum Samantha Harris to undergo double mastectomy

Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Dancing With The Stars alum Samantha Harris has been diagnosed with breast cancer and revealed Wednesday that she is set to undergo a double mastectomy. Talking to Entertainment...
Posted On 09 Apr 2014
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Researchers: Breast Cancer Cell Subpopulation Cooperation Can Spur Tumor Growth

HERSHEY, Pa. — Subpopulations of breast cancer cells sometimes cooperate to aid tumor growth, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers, who believe that understanding the relationship between cancer subpopulations could lead to new targets for cancer...
Posted On 09 Apr 2014

Friends Raises $5,250 with Spring Raffle

ALTOONA – The UPMC Altoona Atrium was bustling with activity on March 14 at the first annual Spring Fling Basket Raffle, sponsored by Friends, the hospital’s auxiliary. Hospital employees and visitors made their way around the tables of baskets trying to decide which...
Posted On 09 Apr 2014