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Autumn: Time to Fall into Activity


Numerous studies show that the more we sit and the less we move, the sicker we are. On the flip side, there are many studies that show that any amount of exercise is better than none, and that moving is associated with better health.
20-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

PinnacleHealth Specialists Slated to Speak at One-Day Sepsis Education Event

Thomas R. Stoner, DO, FACOI, vice president, Hospitalist Services at PinnacleHealth, and sepsis physician champion for The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), will lead a day-long conference for health professionals, Raising...
24-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Technology Helps Protect Pinnacle Health Patients From Risk of Stroke During Heart Valve Replacement


PinnacleHealth is the first hospital in Pennsylvania and one of the first 10 in the country to introduce new technology shown to help protect patients from the risk of stroke during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
23-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

PinnacleHealth Expands Robotics Institute Capabilities with da Vinci Xi® Surgical System


PinnacleHealth acquired the da Vinci Xi® Surgical System, further complementing its hospitals’ minimally invasive robotic surgery capabilities and making the PinnacleHealth Robotics Institute the most extensive in central Pennsylvania. Robert...
13-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First Pennsylvania Patient Treated in Landmark Heart Artery Stent Trial


PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute in Harrisburg, PA, enrolled the first patient in Pennsylvania in a trial assessing the safety and effectiveness of a new stent to treat patients with coronary heart disease who are at higher risk for bleeding.
10-May-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Testing Device Aimed at Reducing Stroke Risk During Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

An international clinical trial, called REFLECT, studies the safety and efficacy of the Keystone Heart TriGuard™ cerebral embolic protection device to minimize the risk of cerebral damage during TAVR and other cardiovascular procedures.
11-Apr-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

First U.S. Patient Treated in Landmark Vascular Study of Lithoplasty® Technology


PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute enrolled the first patient in the United States in a trial assessing the safety and effectiveness of a new type of approach for blockages in the leg artery. DISRUPT PAD III is the largest ever multi-center...
5-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

PinnacleHealth President and CEO Named


Philip W. Guarneschelli appointed president and CEO of PinnacleHealth System.
7-Mar-2017 2:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Cholesterol 101


Cardiologist Alex Garton, MD discusses knowing your cholesterol numbers and the new American Heart Association guidelines.
23-Feb-2017 12:00 PM EST

FOUR Important Vaccines Adults Shouldn’t Skip

Vaccines are an important part of routine healthcare for adults, seniors and women who are pregnant. Older adults and seniors need protection against infectious illnesses just like children do. Dr. Cathleen Veach lists the four most important...
16-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST

Overcoming the Opioid Crisis in the Primary Care Setting

Through monitoring and dosing guidelines, provider education and training and better alternatives for patient pain management, medical group reduces monthly average of written pain medicine prescriptions by 20 percent, while the number of providers...
8-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST

January's National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Expert Says HPV Can Lead to More than Cervical Cancer


7-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST

Sepsis – the Silent, Unknown Killer


By Thomas Stoner, DO, FACOI, Medical Director, PinnacleHealth Community General Osteopathic Hospital
31-Oct-2016 8:05 AM EDT

HPV Can Lead to More than Cervical Cancer

Dr. Veytsman discusses the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the connection to head and neck cancers. January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.
17-Oct-2016 5:00 PM EDT

Pennsylvania Leaders and Pinnacle Health Call on Citizens to Join New Campaign To "Knock Out Sepsis" and Save Lives


Knock Out Sepsis" campaign launched from the Harrisburg State Capitol Rotunda for Sepsis Awareness Month.
29-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT

First Patients in Central Pennsylvania Received New Aortic Valve Reconstruction Procedures at PinnacleHealth


Three PinnacleHealth patients recently underwent a new procedure for aortic valve reconstruction using the patients’ own heart tissue (pericardium) to create the new valves. Aortic valve reconstruction patients benefit from using their own...
2-May-2016 8:00 AM EDT

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