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‘Health Hub’ Blog from Lancaster General Health Features Good ‘n Healthy Recipes

The LG Health Hub blog is filled with health and wellness information authored by Lancaster General Health experts. Physicians, physical therapists, dietitians, nurse practitioners, exercise physiologists and others offer practical, easy-to-understand advice on topics ranging from survival tips for new moms to heart disease prevention. In addition, the Health Hub features patient stories, health assessments,

Highmark Blue Shield is supporting local nonprofits, all while promoting a healthy lifestyle…See How!

 Our community programs are part of giving back to, reinvesting in, and strengthening our communities. Every day, we empower our customers through innovative products, services and solutions that are not just more valuable, but truly transformative to their health care journeys and lives. To learn more we invite you to watch this video or

Take Steps to Prevent Heat Exhaustion and Other Heat-Related Illnesses

While summer means a return to your favorite sports and outdoor activities, prolonged exposure to the season’s heat and humidity also increases the likelihood of experiencing a variety of heat-related illnesses. However, equipped with some basic knowledge of risk factors, symptoms and precautionary tactics, you can safely enjoy the best summer has to offer. What

Ann’s Story: Surviving Lung Cancer

 In March 2016, Ann Robinson was facing Stage 3 lung cancer. Today the Elizabethtown woman is cancer-free, living an active life, and encouraging other current and former smokers to consider a screening test that saved her life. People really need to pay attention to this if they’ve been a smoker It Started with a

Summer Youth Reading Programs Supported Locally by UGI

Looking for a summer destination that is fun, free and will improve your child’s performance in school next year? Believe it or not, your energy company may hold the answer. UGI Utilities is committed to making summer learning affordable, accessible and effective, beginning with your local library. “We want to encourage students to continue to

Reading, Writing and Health Care

 Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health’s dedication to improving community health extends well beyond the walls of its hospitals, into corner stores, fire halls and for more than 25 years, schools. LG Health partners with the School District of Lancaster to offer four school-based health centers. These primary-care centers provide convenient locations for students to

What led to an 11% decrease in emergency room visits? Take a look!

Highmark Blue Shield is working with Penn State Health to bring you access to high quality specialty and primary care that’s always close to home. That’s the key to great health care. Joining forces allows us to advance health care in PA and enables Highmark Blue Shield to develop products and programs that help control

Lancaster County Now Has Advanced Stroke Treatment

  Ongoing medical advances are giving stroke patients more hope of a complete recovery than ever before. One of the latest advances—a procedure called mechanical thrombectomy—allows doctors to physically retrieve large blood clots from the brain before extensive damage occurs. Lancaster General Hospital is the first and only hospital in Lancaster County to offer this

Back In Step after Hip Replacement Surgery

“It was one of those pains that gradually came on and then it got worse and worse,” remembers Lancaster City resident Eric Maxwell. Although Eric was just 46 years of age, a deteriorating hip was making everyday things like putting on his shoes and going for walks increasingly painful. In addition, the avid backpacker was

Energy Safe Kids, Learning from UGI and the National Energy Foundation

Did you know an energy superhero may live in your neighborhood? Their powers and abilities give them the energy to do more—more capacity to use energy responsibly, more vision to spot danger inside and outside your home, and quick-thinking skills to apply a simple code—preventing problems before they start. Disguised as a mild-mannered fourth-grade student,