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Featured: Auditory testing can identify children for autism screening, researchers say

Testing at birth could allow for optimized early interventions that improve outcomes.

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College students at 3.5 times higher risk for meningitis B

College students ages 18-24 are more than three times at risk for the potentially deadly meningitis B when compared with adults ages 18-24 who are not enrolled in college. Read More →

UPMC Pinnacle Welcomes First Patients to New Maternity Unit at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg

Labor and delivery and postpartum units are now connected, putting all maternity services on one seamless, secure floor for continuity of care as well as patient and staff convenience. Read More →

Infants, family affected by mother’s pre- or post-pregnancy depression: study

15-20 percent of new mothers have depression during and/or after their pregnancy; approximately one-half of those women are undiagnosed and untreated. Read More →

‘Recreational’ DNA testing of your kids: ethical considerations

If you had access to a crystal ball, would you want to find out your child’s fate from a young […] Read More →

Girls twice as likely to suffer from chronic post-concussion symptoms than boys: Study

Being female, having a pre-injury mood problem, a lower family income and family discord all contribute to ongoing post-concussion symptoms – sometimes for as long as a year after injury. Read More →

2017 Big Book of Health

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New educational initiative seeks to increase awareness of 2nd dose of meningitis vaccine

Although rare, meningococcal meningitis is a serious, contagious and potentially deadly bacterial infection. It develops rapidly and can cause death in 10-15 percent of cases, sometimes within 24 hours of its onset. Read More →

Safety tips for school lunches

Keep your kids safe at school mealtimes with these tips for packing lunches and making sure school-provided meals are prepared properly. Read More →

Marijuana use by pregnant women is on the rise, and pediatricians are concerned

Infants exposed prenatally to marijuana had a decrease in birth weight and a higher likelihood of needing admission to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Read More →

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Mon 21

The Star Barn Village Christmas Light Drive-Thru

December 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - January 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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Winter Story Time with Mrs. B.

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 22

Munchkin Science – Snow

January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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