Location: Penn State Health
Highmark Health and Penn State Health are making progress in addressing opioid misuse and addiction in central Pennsylvania, responding to the region’s needs with an approach that emphasizes primary prevention, safe prescribing, high-quality and accessible treatment for substance use disorder, innovative research and medical education, and community supports.
Babies exposed to opioids while their mothers were pregnant with them may need special care even before they start to experience withdrawal symptoms, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
Sepsis happens when your immune system struggles to fight off infections. In the worst cases, sepsis leads to a life-threatening drop in blood pressure, often referred to as “septic shock,” and even failure of several organs. Bacterial infections are most often to blame. But sepsis can also result from other infections as minor as a scraped knee.
The Pediatric Complex Care Team at Penn State Children’s Hospital takes on the complicated cases that other doctors shy away from – children who have severely compromised organ systems, are technologically dependent on breathing or feeding tubes, see multiple specialists and require a high degree of coordinated care.