Category: Patient Care
Second opinions are routine in medicine, especially if you have a difficult condition. However, just because you get two different perspectives/treatment options does not mean one is right and one is wrong.
Penn State Children's Hospital was recently selected to serve central and northeast Pennsylvania as a partner in a new PA HealthChoices program, called the Telephonic Psychiatric Services Program, or TiPS.
Tics are very common in children. Not all children who develop tics receive an official diagnosis, and many outgrow it, according to Duda, a pediatrician at Penn State Children's Hospital. When one demonstrates both motor and vocal tics for more than a year, they are diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. A new intervention is finding success in helping them control their condition.
When women feel a lump in their breast, they usually seek medical attention within a few weeks. Yet men who notice something abnormal in a testicle typically don’t see a doctor for two to three months.
Through the use of new, secure technology, patients being treated in the Emergency Department at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center can now be seen more quickly by the hospital's psychiatric specialists located at Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute in Harrisburg.
While women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or may become pregnant are often excluded from clinical trials for type 2 diabetes drugs, the exclusion is not based on the risk of fetal harm, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.