Category: Patient Care
A stroke happens when blood flow to the brain is blocked. But did you know that approximately 80 percent of strokes are preventable? Join us for a conversation about stroke symptoms, risk factors and treatments with Dr. Ray Reichwein, neurologist, and Dr. Kevin Cockroft, neurosurgeon, co-directors of the Penn State Comprehensive Stroke Center.
Do you know what a clinical trial is? Do you know how a trial works, how patients are protected and the benefits of having a research-focused Medical Center and College of Medicine as an option for your family's health care? Learn more from Dr. Neal Thomas, associate dean for clinical research, and Terry Novchich, RN, BSN, director, Penn State College of Medicine Clinical Trials Office.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. 394 pinwheels are planted in front of Penn State Children's Hospital—representing the 394 children that were cared for by Penn State Center for the Protection of Children in 2016 — that's more than one a day for the entire year. Have you ever been in a situation in which you suspected child abuse and you didn't know what to do?
It is estimated that about 1 million Americans are living with Parkinson's disease, and about 60,000 new cases are diagnosed in the United States each year. Common symptoms can include tremors or slowed movement. Learn about a new drug option and other available treatments.
Springtime can be unpredictable for allergy sufferers. The tree pollen season started early in 2017 due to unseasonably warm weather in February – only to be shut down by the March cold snap. As a result, experts say it could be an unusual allergy season.
Every minute counts in the care of acutely ill and injured patients. Life Lion saves not only precious time, but also delivers specialized care and treatment for all ages. Maybe you wondered how Life Lion uses GPS to find a location? Maybe you wondered how fast it could fly or how it monitors the weather?
Our theme for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is "It's Time to Talk About It." So, join us in talking about Eating Disorders. We'll talk about the signs and symptoms of eating disorders, how to start a conversation with someone you think might have an eating disorder and how to seek treatment.
THON represents the culmination of a year-long fundraising effort that engages 16,500 student volunteers. It is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $147 million for Four Diamonds.