Location: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Clinicians, researchers and administrators with Penn State Health at Penn State College of Medicine have united to fight the opioid crisis. Their weapons are evidence-based clinical treatment, research and education, and they are aiming at every phase of the problem - from pre-addiction through treatment and recovery.
Problem drinking that becomes severe is given the medical diagnosis of “alcohol use disorder” or AUD. Would you know how to recognize AUD in a family member or friend? Would you know what to do if you suspect someone has AUD?
For many people, the winter months bring a form of depression called seasonal affective disorder, which is characterized by symptoms such as daily feelings of sadness or depression, lack of energy, problems with sleeping, moodiness, changes in appetite and loss of interest in usual activities.
Hepatitis C is a good news, bad news kind of disease. The bad news is that many with the liver-attacking virus may not even know it. The good news is that once discovered, doctors can effectively treat and even remove it.