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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.


Penn State's College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society presented eight students with the Alumni Recognition for Student Excellence Award during an awards luncheon Friday, April 24.


Penn State researchers are studying leisure in the lives of married Iraq and Afghanistan veterans as a first step to ultimately designing an intervention program for veterans returning home after deployment.


Robert Turrisi, professor of biobehavioral health and faculty affiliate in the Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, has been awarded the Faculty Scholar Medal in the Social and Behavioral Sciences for 2015.