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The College of Nursing teamed with students in the College of Information Sciences and Technology to take home first and third places in the 2015 mHealth Challenge. Both teams developed an idea for an app to help kids with diabetes or celiac disease learn about and manage their condition.

Penn State researchers were recently awarded $5 million to study the link between stress and how it impacts health behaviors such as exercise and sleep.

People with heart disease may benefit from maintaining positive emotions, according to health researchers.

Depressive symptoms and mood in the moment may predict momentary pain among rheumatoid arthritis patients, according to Penn State researchers.

Marijuana use in teenagers is on the rise, while cigarette and alcohol use are stable or declining, according to Penn State researchers. In particular, black teens are using more marijuana than in recent decades.

Reacting positively to stressful situations may play a key role in long-term health, according to researchers.

Three students received top recognition during the Health and Human Development Alumni Society Research Poster Competition. Kenya Crawford, Danielle Kovalsky and Chen Zhuang received first, second and third place, respectively.

Mike Butler appears to be like any other Penn State student at first glance. But get to know him, and you will learn that two years ago he was flying over Afghanistan as a gunner on an AC-130, a heavily armed ground attack aircraft.

Ten students will represent the College of Health and Human Development as student marshals during at the May 9, 2015, commencement ceremony at Penn State.

Penn State's College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society recently recognized several faculty members, staff members and students for their accomplishments.