Penn State Hershey Pediatric Neurosurgery
Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital offers a comprehensive Pediatric Neurological Surgery Program with pediatric doctors whose specialty training has prepared them to treat the most complex disorders that can affect a child's brain and spinal cord. Taking a team approach to each child's diagnosis and therapy, pediatric neurosurgeons and physicians work together with clinical specialty nurses and other health care professionals, all using the most advanced techniques and instrumentation available.
The Pediatric Neurosurgery program includes treatment for:
Pinwheel garden observes Child Abuse Prevention Month
In observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month, a pinwheel garden sits at the base of the statue in front of Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. The 197 pinwheels represent the number of children who were evaluated by the Child Protection Team of the Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children in 2014.More...
A report of childhood sexual abuse is made. What happens next?
Penn State’s Network on Child Protection and Well-Being and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Centre County hosted an event on April 21 acknowledging National Child Abuse Prevention month. A panel of national and local experts convened to discuss what happens once a report of child abuse is made.More...
Parent named vice dean for research and graduate studies
Dr. Leslie Parent, chief of Penn State College of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, has been named vice dean for research and graduate studies for the College of Medicine and Medical Center, and associate vice president for research at Penn State University.More...
The Medical Minute: How to know whether ice or heat will ease the pain
To ice or not to ice -- that is the question. Or maybe the real issue is to heat or not to heat? Either way, whether you’re dealing with a one-time injury or chronic aches and pains, a few simple guidelines will help you know whether it’s best to bag some ice or get the trusty heating pad. Dr. Scott Lynch, director of sports medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, says it’s all about blood flow. When you injure yourself, you should follow a prescription known as RICE – rest, ice, compression and elevation.More...