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Welcome to the February issue of Progress Notes 
A message from Editor-in-Chief Dr. Charles A. Castle Read More

In the Spotlight 
The doctor is in … the newspaper: Pediatrician Pia Fenimore answers parenting questions in popular Sunday News column 
“Ask the Pediatrician” covers topics that range from ear infections to talking to kids about sex. Read More

Giving back: Physicians share stories and photos of medical mission trips 
LG Health physicians treat patients and train providers in the poorest parts of the world. Read More

Do you know when to send a patient to Urgent Care? 
LG Health’s three centers are thriving, but some confusion remains over conditions they treat. Read More

Practice of Medicine 
Vaccination is the key to containing measles outbreak 
Unfortunately some people are choosing not to vaccinate -- and that’s a problem for everyone, Dr. Deborah K. Riley writes in newspaper op-ed. Read More

Routine urine drug screening recommended for patients on chronic opioid therapy 
Screening – which is fast and inexpensive – can detect cases of substance abuse or diversion. Read More

Find out what physician assistants can do for you 
At LG Health, more than 100 PAs care for patients in nearly every field of medicine. Read More

HIV can hide in plain sight 
Vigilance by all physicians is critical to timely diagnosis of the deadly disease. Read More

LG Health News 
Successful mock survey indicates LGH is on the path toward JCAHO accreditation 
Hospital staff is addressing some areas for improvement identified by the survey team. Read More

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences announces move to accommodate ‘tremendous growth’ 
School will relocate to larger, state-of-the-art space in Greenfield Corporate Center by fall 2016. Read More

Physicians share daily online tips with ‘Your Heart A to Z’ 
Topics range from diet, exercise and sleep to pregnancy’s effect on the heart and snow-shoveling safety. Read More

Family Medicine Residency Program hosts gala 
Faculty, residents and alumni celebrate top ranking in U.S. News & World Report. Read More

LGHP announces new Medical Director of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine 
Dr. Daniel Mast hopes to expand wound management services and team. Read More

Physicians asked to conserve IV magnesium to avoid potentially critical shortage 
Supply should be reserved for pre-eclampsia, total parenteral nutrition and other specific situations. Read More

Staff Transitions 
LG Health welcomes new physician 
Dr. Daniel Kravitz joins Behavioral Health Specialists. Read More

February/March events include lipid management, child abuse and advanced care planning 
Check out these great CME events coming in February and March. Read More

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