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Scientific reports in the Spring 2023 issue of The Journal of Lancaster General Hospital:
  • Study the prevalence of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections in labor and delivery patients at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Women & Babies Hospital.
  • Offer ways to improve colorectal cancer screening for Black male patients in Lancaster County.
  • Highlight key principles and considerations of trauma-informed care.
  • Outline efforts to implement screening to reduce fall risk for the aging population.
Also, an article from the Lancaster Medical Heritage Museum looks at the history of the Lancaster County Vaccine Farm and considers how the farm’s success at producing and distributing vaccine shaped Pennsylvania’s and the nation’s ability to eradicate smallpox.

This issue’s cover photo (at right) captures the artwork of Paiton Kelly, a graduate of the Occupational Therapy program at Elizabethtown College. Paiton’s art is one from the collection of student work currently on display at the Lancaster Medical Heritage Museum. Cover photo by Lancaster County photographer Nick Gould for JLGH.

► To read the Spring 2023 issue online, click on the journal cover at right.
► To download a PDF of the full print issue, click here.


American Medical Association Category 2 activities consist of self-directed learning or courses that have not been through a formal approval process. According to the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine, this includes “learning experiences that have improved the care [physicians] provide their patients.” Reading authoritative medical literature — like JLGH — is one such activity. 

  • More information and the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine CME Reporting Form are available here.
  • Physicians can also log credit through their eeds account online.



The Winter issue of JLGH offered a clinical primer on the 2022 monkeypox outbreak in the United States, a case report highlighting ethical considerations in medicine, a photo quiz on helminthiasis in Lancaster County, and tips from several medical specialty organizations. Click here to review questions and answers about the Winter issue to see how much you remember.

Need a refresher? All issues of JLGH are available online under Past Issues at left.



Editor in Chief Corey Fogleman, MD, put out a call in the Spring 2023 issue of JLGH for narrative medicine articles. “Rereading and rewriting about what we encounter forces us to emphasize and economize, to pair some ideas and pare others,” he wrote in his editorial.

Your stories might address staff experiences, patient experiences, or anything else that might be educational for our readers — the medical staff of Lancaster General Health. Or you might wish to consider one of the prompts suggested by Dr. Fogleman.

To read those prompts and more of Dr. Fogleman’s thoughts on the importance of narrative medicine, click here. To share your story ideas, please write to us via our
 Contact Us page.