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ADHD in adults can cause problems at work, school and in personal relationships. At Hershey Medical Center, we use the latest treatments to help people manage this condition.
Acne occurs when the pores on the surface of the skin become clogged, causing whiteheads, blackheads, and inflamed patches of skin.
An allergy is a hypersensitive reaction of the immune system to a substance found in the environment.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Asthma is a condition caused by the inflammation and narrowing of your lung’s airways.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong condition that often appears in the first three years of life. ASD affects how the brain develops.
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness in which people may experience manic symptoms of elevated or irritable mood and elevated energy and/or depressive symptoms of down or sad mood.
Being diagnosed with a brain tumor may be a big deal, but getting the right care doesn't have to be.
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a common lung disease that makes breathing difficult.
Cerebrovascular Disease - Carotid Artery Disease
Cerebrovascular disease, also known as carotid artery disease, is when the blood vessels in the neck that supply blood to the brain are blocked.
ConcussionA concussion is a mild brain injury. It is one of the most common injuries after a fall, crash or blow to the head.
Crohn’s disease is inflammation of the digestive tract which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, and even malnutrition.
Depression is a mood disorder in which overwhelming feelings of sadness, feeling down or empty, loss of pleasure, guilt, and hopelessness interfere with daily life.
Diabetic retinopathy is a condition affecting the retina. The most concerning conditions associated with it are diabetic macular edema and proliferative diabetic retinopathy. People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes can be affected by this condition, which, if untreated, can lead to reduced vision and blindness.
Eczema, also known as dermatitis, is a chronic, itchy inflammatory skin condition. It includes atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis.
Seizures take many forms. Before your care team can prescribe the right treatment, they must figure out which type you have so you get exactly the care you need.
A break in a bone is called a fracture. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it’s known as an open, or compound, fracture. A stress fracture is a hairline crack in the bone that develops from repeated or prolonged forces against the bone.
Glaucoma refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, usually through the buildup of fluid in the front part of the eye. Glaucoma leads to progressive vision loss, but blindness can often be prevented with early treatment.
Head and Neck CancerHead and neck cancers start in the mouth, throat, voice box, nose or sinuses.
Hearing LossHearing loss is a common problem that can occur at any age.
Hidradenitis SuppurativaHidradenitis suppurativa is a skin disease that causes abscesses and scarring on the skin.
Infertility is defined as the inability to become pregnant after having regular, unprotected sex for a year in women 35 years old, evaluation for infertility is recommended after 6 months of not be able to conceive.
Joint replacement is a surgery to replace a natural joint with a man-made joint. The two most common types of replacement are hip and knee.
While there is no cure for lupus, it can be successfully treated with medication and lifestyle changes. People with lupus experience periods of illness (flares) and periods of wellness (remission).
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a chronic eye disease that affects tissue in the macula, the part of your retina responsible for central vision. It may cause blurry vision or blind spots in the center of your vision. AMD is a common cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older.
Movement disorders are a group of neurological (brain and nerve) conditions that affect a person’s ability to control movements.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).
In osteoporosis, bones become thin and are more likely to break. Bones most often affected are in the hip, spine, and wrist, but ribs and other bones are also at risk.
Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation. Most people with psoriasis have thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the joint lining. In addition to joint stiffness, people with RA may experience fever, fatigue, and loss of energy.Learn more about support groups offered at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Also called rhinosinusitis or a sinus infection, symptoms can include a stuffy or runny nose, sinus pressure, or a tickle in the back of your throat.
Sports injuries are types of injuries that commonly happen during sports or exercise. They do not always happen with sports, but can be due to work incident or from everyday activities. They can be acute injuries—happening suddenly—or chronic injuries that stem from repeated use of an area of the body. Penn State Bone and Joint Institute offers one of the most comprehensive sports medicine programs in central Pennsylvania.
It’s important to get treatment for stroke at a hospital within the first three hours after stroke symptoms appear.
Ulcerative colitis is one of the two major forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract.