When the veins in the legs function properly, they carry blood to your heart. But when they start to malfunction, they may carry blood in the opposite direction,
What Does a Nurse Practitioner Do?
Although nurse practitioners have been providing high-quality patient care for more than half a century and are found in nearly every health care setting,
Know Your Risk For Developing Hereditary Cancers
Artificial Intelligence and Quick Action are Key to Recovery From Stroke
Although nearly 800,000 Americans will have a new or recurrent stroke this year, their opportunities for recovery have never been greater. But key to that
Breast Cancer Patients at St. Joseph Cancer Center Benefit From Community Partnership
While the pandemic has affected the lives of most people, breast cancer patients face the added concern of being at higher risk for serious complications
Women’s Doctor Appointments: Get in Now!
This article was originally published in the fall 2020 edition of Women2Women Magazine, 10-year Anniversary Edition. Penn State Health St. Joseph is a
When Back and Neck Pain Lead to Spinal Surgery
Second only to the common cold as the most-cited reason for lost work productivity, back pain is an all too familiar misery that will affect most people during
New Support Group Targets Patients Living with Chronic Diseases
Penn State Health St. Joseph has introduced the Chronic Disease Wellness Hour, a monthly educational and emotional support group for patients living with
Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients
Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center has earned the American College of Cardiology’s 2020 Chest Pain – MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement