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Advanced Heart & Vascular Care Keeps Octogenarian Going Strong

Santo “Sam” Iacono loves life. And thanks to decades-long care at Lancaster General Health, along with a commitment to healthy living, this 83-year-old is more active than many people half his age. The former owner of Sam’s Pizza, a once iconic landmark on Columbia Avenue in Lancaster City, uses his well-honed cooking skills to prepare

Advanced Technology Helps Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

 About 35 percent of people with diabetes have signs of diabetic retinopathy—a common complication of diabetes and the leading cause of adult blindness. When detected and treated early, the risk of severe vision loss can be reduced by 90 percent. The problem is about half of at-risk patients do not receive a regular eye

Stephanie’s Story: Back in the Saddle after Breast Cancer

Stephanie Kager leads a very active life. Whether running, hiking, biking, or caring for her six children and the five horses they show competitively, she rarely slows down. No matter how busy she is, Stephanie is diligent about getting her annual breast cancer screening. Following her latest mammogram, she received a call-back for a second look. She

‘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,

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

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

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