Saturday - September 19, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday October 20, 2019 ( 60 items )  

$12.5 Million Grant Awarded to Wistar Extends Federal Support of the Institute's Quest for Improved Targeted Therapies for Melanoma
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 17 -- The Wistar Institute issued the following news release: The Wistar Institute and collaborating institutions have received a major grant from the National Institutes of Health to further research on new melanoma targeted therapies integrating the role of the tumor microenvironment in influencing response to therapy and development of resistance. The grant, totaling $12.5 million over five years, is a collaborative, multidisciplinary research program that   more

ABHMS Hosts 'Co-Creators Incubator Demo Day'
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 -- American Baptist Churches USA's American Baptist Home Mission Societies issued the following news: American Baptist Home Mission Societies' (ABHMS) six previously chosen Co-Creators participated in the Co-Creators Incubator Demo Day on Oct. 8 at ABHMS' Leadership and Mission Building, King of Prussia, Pa. The "Co-Creators Incubator" seeks to turn individuals' Christ-centered ideas into viable ministries. Demo Day allowed Co-Creators to present their proje  more

ABHMS Hosts 'Co-Creators Incubator Demo Day'
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, Oct. 18 -- American Baptist Churches USA issued the following news release: American Baptist Home Mission Societies' (ABHMS) six previously chosen Co-Creators participated in the Co-Creators Incubator Demo Day at ABHMS' Leadership and Mission Building on Oct. 8. The "Co-Creators Incubator" seeks to turn individuals' Christ-centered ideas into viable ministries. Demo Day allowed Co-Creators to present their project ideas to an audience of ABHMS staff, partners and fr  more

ABHMS' Longest-serving Volunteer Receives National-recognition Ministry Award
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, Oct. 18 -- American Baptist Churches USA's American Baptist Home Mission Societies issued the following news: American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray has presented the 2019 national-recognition Jitsuo Morikawa ABHMS Healing and Transforming Communities Award to Anna Young, aged 88, the organization's longest-serving volunteer. He presented her with a plaque and cash award in early September at Lackawanna County Prison, S  more

ACLU of Pennsylvania Releases New Report Detailing Massive Expansion of Criminal Law in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Oct. 17 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania issued the following news release: Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania released a new report entitled More Law, Less Justice, an analysis of Pennsylvania criminal law that shows that, with few exceptions, each year the General Assembly passes new and redundant crimes and harsh new penalties. The non-stop expansion of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code has come during a decades-long drop in cr  more

Advertising Specialty Institute Counselor Magazine Names 40 Best Places to Work in Promo Products Industry
TREVOSE, Pennsylvania, Oct. 14 -- The Advertising Specialty Institute issued the following news release: The Advertising Specialty Institute(R) (ASI) today announced the top 40 best places to work in the $24.7 billion promotional products industry, with Counselor(R) magazine naming Illinois distributor Quality Logo Products number one on the list of winning companies. The suppliers and distributors on the annual list provide welcome perks and benefits, offer an inviting culture, communicate co  more

Alliance Defending Freedom: Appeals Court Rules Pittsburgh Censorship Zones Can't Exclude Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselors
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 18 -- The Alliance Defending Freedom issued the following news release: * * * - 3rd Circuit ruling allows pro-life speech to resume on public sidewalks * * * The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit ruled Friday that Pittsburgh's censorship zones ordinance can't be used to muzzle the free speech of pro-life sidewalk counselors. Rather than strike down the ordinance, the court reinterpreted it so that it no longer applies to such counseling. The court ha  more

American Society for Reproductive Medicine Announces New Board Members and Affiliated Society Presidents
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 2019 Scientific Congress & Expo - ASRM is delighted to announce the new affiliated society presidents and new directors joining the Board. * * * Paul Lin, M.D. (president of SART) is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist and subspecializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He works as Medical Dir  more

American Society for Reproductive Medicine Announces New President
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 2019 Scientific Congress & Expo * * * ASRM is excited to announce our new President, Catherine Racowsky Ph.D., HCLD. Dr. Racowsky is currently the Director of the ART Laboratory at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School.  more

American Society for Reproductive Medicine Revised Guidelines Expanding Single Embryo Transfer Guidelines Result in Fewer Multiple Births
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 15 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: Today, at the 75th Annual Scientific Congress and Expo of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, researchers from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center presented results from a retrospective cohort study in which they compared Assisted Reproductive Technology outcomes in women under 38 years of a  more

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: A New Hormonal Treatment for Ectopic Pregnancy - Letrozole Is as Effective as Methotrexate
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights From the American Society For Reproductive Medicine's 2019 Scientific Congress & Expo * * * Today, at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 77th Scientific Congress and Expo, US and Egyptian researchers presented a prospective cohort study showing for the first time that letrozole, an aromatase inhibitor, is as effective as methotrexate as a m  more

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: African American Women With Cancer Less Likely to Utilize Fertility Preserving Egg Freezing
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 15 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 2019 Scientific Congress & Expo * * * Researchers from New York University presented research today at the 75th Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine showing that African-American and Hispanic women with cancer were less likely to utilize fertility preserving treatments  more

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: Early Life Exposures Impact the Odds of an Endometriosis Diagnosis
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 2019 Scientific Congress & Expo * * * New results from The Women's Health Study: From Adolescence to Adulthood (A2A) presented at ASRM's 75th annual Scientific Congress and Expo reveal that in addition to having a hereditary component, the odds a young woman will be diagnosed with endometriosis are in  more

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: Egg Donors Report Good Long-Term Physical Health Status and Satisfaction With Their Experience
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 15 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 2019 Scientific Congress & Expo * * * Researchers shared results today, at the 75th Annual Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, that most egg donors surveyed reported positive feelings about their donation experience and continuing good health years after their donati  more

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: Expanded Carrier Screening for Genetic Diseases in an Ashkenazi Jewish Population
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 2019 Scientific Congress & Expo * * * Offering prospective parents of Ashkenazi Jewish background an expanded panel of carrier screening for genetic disorders could help decrease even further the transmission of certain autosomal recessive conditions to children. Researchers at Rutgers and the Robert  more

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: Irregular or Extra Long Periods May Portend a Shorter Life Span
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 2019 Scientific Congress & Expo * * * Abnormal menstrual cycle characteristics- irregularity and extra-long cycle length- are associated with greater risk of mortality according to a study presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 75th Scientific Congress and Expo. In a prospective  more

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: Jury May Still Be Out on Caffeine Use During Pregnancy
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 14 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 2019 Scientific Congress & Expo * * * The ongoing debate about the safety of caffeine use during pregnancy got another data point today at the 75th Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. A team at the National Institutes of Health presented a study showing that the use   more

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: Marijuana Use by Fathers Poses Risk for Miscarriage
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 14 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 2019 Scientific Congress & Expo * * * Research presented today at the 75th Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine revealed that there is an association between marijuana use of the father and miscarriage. Using data from the Pregnancy Study Online (PRESTO) study over 1  more

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: Maternal Pre-Diabetes Is Associated With Sex Chromosome Abnormalities in IVF Embryos
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 15 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 2019 Scientific Congress & Expo * * * Embryos from pre-diabetic patients are more than twice as likely to have sex chromosome aneuploidies than embryos from patients with normal levels of glycated hemoglobin. Today at the 75th annual Scientific Congress and Expo of the American Society for Reproduct  more

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: Men, Seriously. What Are You Thinking?
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 15 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - A Suite of Studies from ASRM's Scientific Congress and Expo on Men's Fertility Knowledge, Motivations in Pursuing Fertility Treatment, and Use of Primary Care - US Men Show Low Levels of Knowledge on the Subject of Fertility and Infertility * * * A preliminary analysis of results from an online survey show that men in the United States know somewhat less about fe  more

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: State Infertility Insurance Mandates Leave Out Many
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 15 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 2019 Scientific Congress & Expo * * * Research presented at the 75th Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine today showed that many patients are still not covered for their infertility despite the passage of infertility insurance mandates by the states. Combining state c  more

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: Survey Shows Women's Patterns and Desires About Contraception
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 2019 Scientific Congress & Expo * * * Research presented at the 75th Scientific Congress and Expo of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine reveals interesting patterns about how women use contraception now, and what their preferences might be moving forward. Researchers from the University   more

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: The Higher the Motile Sperm Count, the Greater the Number of Historical Kinfolk
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 14 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 2019 Scientific Congress & Expo * * * Utah researchers presented a study today at ASRM's 75th Scientific Congress and Expo showing that there is a relationship between a man's total motile sperm count (TMC) as a marker of fertility, and the number of offspring his ancestors had through several generat  more

Annals of Internal Medicine Journal Issues 29 Research Articles in Oct. 15, 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 15 -- Annals of Internal Medicine, a journal from the American College of Physicians, published 29 research articles on the following topics in its Oct. 15, 2019 edition: * Annals Consult Guys - Preventing Coronary Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Do Guidelines Apply? Free * Annals for Hospitalist Inpatient Notes - Rethinking the Role of Functional Capacity in Preoperative Risk Stratification * Annals Graphic Medicine - A Step Toward Health * Annals Graphic   more

Annenberg Public Policy Center: Most Americans Trust the Supreme Court, But Think It Is 'Too Mixed Up in Politics'
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 -- The Annenberg Public Policy Center issued the following news release: Most Americans see the U.S. Supreme Court as a trusted institution, according to the latest Annenberg Civics Knowledge Survey. Two-thirds (68%) of those surveyed trust the Supreme Court to operate in the best interests of the American people, while 7 in 10 (70%) say that that court has "about the right amount of power." But the survey also identified troubling signs in how the Supreme C  more

Cancer Action Network Urges Pennsylvania Legislature to Prohibit Youth From Using Indoor Tanning Devices
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Oct. 18 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is calling on the Pennsylvania Legislature to pass legislation that would prohibit the use of indoor tanning devices by youth under the age of 18. Senate Bill 909, introduced yesterday evening by Sen. Pat Browne (R-16), protects Pennsylvania's children from the deadly effects of skin cancer, and is supported by AC  more

Cancer Research Journal Issues 29 Research Articles in Oct. 15, 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 -- Cancer Research, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that offers pathobiological and translational impact to inform the personal, clinical and societal problems posed by cancer, published 29 research articles, including the following topics, in its Oct. 15 2019 edition: * Activatable Cancer-Targeted Hydrogen Peroxide Probe for Photoacoustic and Fluorescence Imaging * Antitumor Effects of Anti-Semaphorin 4D Antibody Unravel a Novel   more

Children of Gestational Carriers Express Positive Feelings About Experience, Pride in Their Mothers Efforts to Help Others
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 2019 Scientific Congress & Expo * * * Today, at the 75th Scientific Congress and Expo of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, researchers presented a study of families of gestational carriers (GCs) in which they found that the majority of GCs' children surveyed reported positive emotions ab  more

Clinical Cancer Research Journal Issues 25 Research Articles in Oct. 15, 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 -- Clinical Cancer Research, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that publishes clinical and translational cancer research studies that bridge the laboratory and the clinic, published 25 research articles, including the following topics, in its Oct. 15, 2019 edition: * Angiogenic Factor and Cytokine Analysis among Patients Treated with Adjuvant VEGFR TKIs in Resected Renal Cell Carcinoma * Antitumor Activity and Tolerability of hu14.1  more

Cocktail of Beetroot, Watermelon, Ginger Juice Show Promise in Helping Infertility Treatments
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 14 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 2019 Scientific Congress & Expo * * * A study of nearly 300 infertility patients undergoing Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) were enrolled in a clinical study to evaluate the effectiveness of certain nutritional supplements. The investigators found that the patients receiving the supplements ha  more

Drug Policy Alliance Issues Statement on Joint Approach to Cannabis Legalization
NEW YORK, Oct. 17 -- The Drug Policy Alliance issued the following statement by Deputy State Director Melissa Moore in response to the regional summit convened by the governors of New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Jersey to discuss a joint approach to cannabis legalization for adult use: * * * - Comprehensive Regulation and Legalization of Marijuana Essential to Consumer Safety, Public Health and Social Equity - The governors cited the lack of action at the federal level driving the  more

FIRE Report: Seven Warning Signs of Student Press Censorship
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 17 -- The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education issued the following news release: Student journalists should be alert to seven warning signs that signal efforts to restrict the freedom of the press on campus, according to a new report from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. "Under Pressure: The Warning Signs of Student Newspaper Censorship" highlights the ways student journalists face censorship by studying recent cases from around the c  more

Geisinger and Penn State Health Announce Letter of Intent for Holy Spirit to Join Penn State Health
DANVILLE, Pennsylvania, Oct. 15 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: Penn State Health and Geisinger announced today the signing of a letter of intent to transfer ownership of Holy Spirit Health System to Penn State Health. Target date for completion of the transaction is by June 30, 2020, dependent upon regulatory timeline and approval. Specifically, the letter of intent is for the two health organizations to enter into a member substitution agreement for Penn State Health t  more

Geisinger to Open Musculoskeletal Wellness Center of Excellence in Steamtown
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, Oct. 18 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: * * * - Geisinger's investments in Scranton top $150 million * * * Geisinger plans to open a musculoskeletal wellness center of excellence featuring orthopaedics, urgent care, sports medicine, physical therapy and more in The Marketplace at Steamtown, furthering its commitment to making healthcare easier for patients and health plan members in Scranton. The downtown move allows Geisinger to expand servic  more

IBM Among First Global IT Enterprises to Be Appraised CMMI V2.0 Level 5
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Oct. 14 -- The Information Systems Audit and Control Association issued the following news release: CMMI Institute is pleased to announce that IBM is one of the first large IT organizations to be globally appraised on CMMI V2.0 for Maturity Level 5. The highly complex appraisal involved thousands of employees, more than 500 projects, across 6 global centers and 14 countries, and covered both traditional and new age projects that are part of IBM Global Business Services  more

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees: Lehigh University Stagehands Say Yes to a Union
NEW YORK, Oct. 15 -- International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees issued the following news: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - Stagehand employees at the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania unanimously voted Yes for a union with the IATSE Local 200. Stagehand Technical Service workers support 200+ annual events at Zoellner Arts Center, hang and focus lights, set audio and video equipment, erect scenery and operate shows. The Zoellner Arts Center is home to the  more

Jewish Voice for Peace: Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association Endorses U.S. Legislation Protecting Palestinian Children From Israeli Military Prison
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 -- The Jewish Voice for Peace issued the following news release: Jewish Voice for Peace is thrilled that the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association today endorsed House legislation designed to protect the rights of Palestinian children imprisoned by the Israeli military. Sponsored by Rep. Betty McCollum (MN-D), HR 2407 would prohibit U.S. funding from contributing to "the military detention, interrogation, abuse, or ill-treatment of children in violation of  more

Journal of Materials Research Issues 16 Research Articles in Oct. 14, 2019 Edition
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Oct. 15 -- The Journal of Materials Research, a journal that says it features creation of materials and materials with novel functionalities, fundamental understanding of processes that control the response of materials and development of materials from the Materials Research Society, published 16 research articles, including the following topics, in its Oct. 14, 2019 edition: * Energetics of hydration on uranium oxide and peroxide surfaces * Extrusion behavior of imp  more

Living Word Community Church Becomes an Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability Certified Church
RED LION, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability issued the following news release: The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the certification of Living Word Community Church of Red Lion, PA. ECFA certification is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship(TM), including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising. Living Word Community Church joins a growing   more

Maryland, America Lose a Moral Leader With Death of Elijah E. Cummings
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Oct. 17 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following news release: United Steelworkers (USW) International President Thomas M. Conway released the following statement regarding the death of U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings: U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, an orator of booming voice, a lawmaker of impeccable integrity and a visionary of the potential for all Americans, leaves with his passing a legacy of moral leadership. Mr. Cummings, son of a sharecropper, served as ch  more

National Constitution Center: Justice Neil M. Gorsuch to Present the 31st Annual Liberty Medal to the Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 -- The National Constitution Center issued the following news release: * * * - National Constitution Center's Honorary Chair to present annual award to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on October 27, 2019, in Philadelphia * * * Today, the National Constitution Center announced that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, Honorary Chair of the National Constitution Center, will bestow the annual Liberty Medal award to the Honorable Anthony   more

New Life Presbyterian Church Becomes an Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability Certified Church
DRESHER, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability issued the following news release: The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the certification of New Life Presbyterian Church of Dresher, PA. ECFA certification is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship(TM), including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising. New Life Presbyterian Church joins a growing nu  more

Penn State College of Medicine: Adapting Electronic Medical Records May Help Decrease Resistance to Antibiotics
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Oct. 17 -- Penn State College of Medicine issued the following news: Adapting features of the electronic medical record system used by doctors in caring for their patients may improve efforts to prevent antibiotic drug resistance, according to Penn State research. Physicians and pharmacists at Penn State College of Medicine collaborated with computer scientists to expand the work of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Cent  more

Penn State Health: Hershey Medical Center Heart Transplant Program Boasts Best Survival Rate in Mid-Atlantic Region
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Oct. 15 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: One hundred percent of all patients who receive a heart transplant at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center survive for at least one year post-surgery, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). SRTR data is collected by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and covers January 2017 to December 2018. "This exceptional outcome demonstrates the dedication and experti  more

Penn State Health: Medical Center and College Honored for Commitment to Diversity
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Oct. 18 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine recently received the 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine. The honor recognizes medical educators across the United States and Canada for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. Institutions are selected based upon the recrui  more

Penn State Health: Medical Minute - Providers Help Women Cope With Pain of Infant Loss
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: For women who suffer the devastation of an infant loss during pregnancy, emotions can run the gamut. They may feel guilty, angry or even relieved. No matter the feeling, expressing those emotions plays a big role in adapting to life after such a tragic event. Sadly, infant loss is more common than most people think. Miscarriage, the loss of a baby anytime before the 20th week of pregnancy, occurs in 10 to 15 percent  more

Penn State Health: Pediatric Patients Celebrate Halloween Early
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: Pediatric patients and their families at Penn State Children's Hospital enjoyed a Halloween party, complete with costumes, games and crafts. Spirit Halloween, a Halloween specialty retailer, hosted the Oct. 16 event to help young patients, who otherwise wouldn't be able to participate in Halloween celebrations, experience the fun of the season. Spirit Halloween has raised more than $489,832 for the Children's Hospit  more

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Issues Statement on Labor & Industry Department Proposal
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Oct. 17 -- The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry issued the following statement by President and CEO Gene Barr regarding the state's Labor and Industry Department proposal to alter overtime eligibility rules in Pennsylvania: "This proposal is only minimally different from the Department's initial proposal, which the PA Chamber opposed along with a broad range of stakeholders including nonprofits, higher education, local governments, small businesses among m  more

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Issues Statement on Penn East Pipeline Project
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 -- The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry issued the following statement by President and CEO Gene Barr regarding New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's announcement that he will refuse to issue permits to the Penn East pipeline project: "New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's announcement last week that his administration will refuse to issue permits to the Penn East pipeline project is troubling news for the region's economy and its environment and is, at best,   more

Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association Hosts Annual Fall Conference
CAMP HILL, Pennsylvania, Oct. 15 -- The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association (PFMA) recently hosted its 4th- annual Fall Legislative Conference at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg in Camp Hill. The event was punctuated by a special guest keynote speaker, U.S. Senator Bob Casey, who spoke during cocktail hour about challenges to cuts to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the problem of f  more

Pennsylvania Moms Demand Action Applaud State Mayors for Calling on Lawmakers to Reject Legislation on Gun Violence
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Oct. 18 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: * * * - House Bill 1066 Would Add a Punitive Element to Pennsylvania's Current Preemption Law, Burdening Taxpayers With Legal Fees and Costs * * * More Than a Dozen Pennsylvania Mayors Signed Letter -- Including Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto and Philadelphia Mayor Kenney The Pennsylvania chapter of Moms Demand Action, part of Everytown for Gun Safety  more

PETA: Television Ad Calls for Suffering Bear's Release From Roadside Zoo
MILLMONT, Pennsylvania, Oct. 17 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Move to Reputable Sanctuary Home a Necessity for Morbidly Obese Bear Who's Being Prevented From Living a Bear's Life, Says PETA * * * As part of its campaign to compel the Union County Sportsmen's Club to send Dillan--an Asiatic black bear who's around 400 pounds overweight and currently on display in a cramped, concrete-floored cage at the club--to a reputable sanctuary,  more

Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Chromosomal Defects Improves In Vitro Fertilization Outcomes in Patients With Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 14 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 2019 Scientific Congress & Expo * * * In the largest study to date examining the usefulness of preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A), for patients with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), Rutgers researchers report that PGT-A is associated with significant improvements in live birth, clin  more

Rite Aid Grant to Help Fund Penn State Children's Hospital Camps
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Oct. 14 -- Penn State Children's Hospital issued the following news: Penn State Children's Hospital will use a $283,000 grant from the Rite Aid Foundation to continue and grow 11 camps for children with special medical needs. It's part of $2.3 million that the foundation is awarding to 20 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the nation through its KidCents Grant Program. The annual summer camps coordinated by the Children's Hospital give kids the chance to take pa  more

SAE International Partners With DiverseNote to Provide Cybersecurity Education for Detroit Youth Program
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Oct. 17 -- SAE International issued the following news: SAE International announced today a renewed partnership with DiverseNote to offer cybersecurity education through the Keeping Our Networks Secure program for young adults attending the DiverseNote Mobility Early Career Program in Detroit. The DiverseNote Mobility Early Career Program is a pre-apprenticeship model program that serves youth and young adults through a six-week introduction to careers in fields such a  more

SAE: Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium Expands Technological Expertise With Addition of Lyft as Latest Member of Growing Consortium
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Oct. 15 -- SAE International issued the following news: The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium(TM) (AVSC) today strengthened its commitment to safety with the inclusion of Lyft to the consortium. Launched in April 2019, the consortium includes leading OEM and technology member organizations that collaborate for the common goal of developing best safety practices around which automated vehicle (AV) technology can be responsibly adopted and evolved in advance of broad d  more

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association: NAPCO Media Appoints Frank Tueckmantel as EVP, Business Development
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 15 -- The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association issued the following news release: * * * - Former EFI executive to drive powerful new trade show platform initiative * * * NAPCO Media LLC today announced that Frank Tueckmantel has joined the team as Executive Vice President of Business Development. Tueckmantel brings extensive strategic marketing and business development experience to the role from his previous long-standing tenure as EFI's Vice President of C  more

University of the Sciences and Geisinger Health Commonwealth School of Medicine Sign Partnership Agreement
DANVILLE, Pennsylvania, Oct. 17 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: * * * - Partnership will support the creation of six new online degree programs * * * University of the Sciences and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine announced on October 15, 2019, that they have signed a partnership agreement, which will support the joint development and outreach of new online educational degree and certificate programs. The agreement will allow for the creation of six new progr  more

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Launches Study to Explore Watershed Restoration Projects Along Trout Run
WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania, Oct. 12 -- The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy issued the following news: * * * - Landowners and residents are invited to attend a community meeting Nov. 4 * * * Landowners, residents and business owners within the Trout Run watershed are invited to attend a community meeting Nov. 4 to discuss the start of a study to improve water quality and soil health along Trout Run, an Erie County tributary within the French Creek watershed. The Western Pennsylvania C  more

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy's CADF Celebrates 10 Years of Improving Stream Access Re-opens Applications for 2020 Projects
INDIANA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 12 -- The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy issued the following news: The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is celebrating 10 years of making the region's rivers and streams more accessible for outdoor recreation through its Canoe Access Development Fund. The Conservancy is seeking applications for grants from the fund, which so far has supported 67 projects that are completed and open to the public. Founded in 2008 by WPC donors and outdoor enthusiasts Roy Weil and  more