Spring 2023 Vol. 18 - Issue 1   
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A Case for Narrative Medicine ... and a Prompt
Corey D. Fogleman, MD, FAAFP
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Prevalence of Asymptomatic and Symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection in a Universally Screened Obstetric Population
– Michael R. Loeven, MD, MBA; Holly E. Bachilas, MD; Kellie Bresz, MS; and Tawnya Vernon, MPH

The asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is believed to represent a third of all SARS-CoV-2 infections in the general population. This study looks at the prevalence of asymptomatic infections in labor and delivery patients at Women & Babies Hospital.
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Trauma-Informed Care: Perspectives from a Rape Crisis Center
– Autumn Vogel, MD, and Brittany Leffler, MSW, LSW
This article answers the question, “What is trauma-informed care?” and offers key principles and considerations, as well as resources for patients available through YMCA Lancaster’s Sexual Assault and Counseling Center.
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Influences on African American and Black Men’s Decisions about Colorectal Cancer Screening
– Brenda Buescher, MPH, and Alice Yoder, MSN, RN
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in Lancaster County, and Black individuals are at higher risk than other race groups. This report details efforts by LG Health and others to improve screening services for Black male patients.
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Implementing CDC’s STEADI Fall Risk Screening in an Outpatient Neurology Practice
Wen Y. Helena Wu-Chen, MD, and Joan M. Vance, DPT, MBA
Falls are a serious threat to the well-being of the aging population. This report highlights efforts of LGHP neurologists to facilitate a standardized electronic medical record for falls screening using a CDC initiative aimed at fall prevention. 
Armed and Ready: How Lancaster County Contributed to the Eradication of Smallpox
Meagan A. Schulman
This article from the Lancaster Medical Heritage Museum looks at the history of the Lancaster County Vaccine Farm and considers how its success at producing and distributing vaccine shaped Pennsylvania’s and the nation’s ability to eradicate smallpox. 

House Calls and Health
– S. Scott Paist, MD
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Photo Quiz from Urgent Care: A Late-Term Pregnant Female with Ear Pain
– Zachary Jupin, PA-C
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Spotlight on Clinical Research: Studies in the Division of Vascular Surgery
– Meghan Dermody, MD; Heather Madara; and Roy S. Small, MD
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Choosing Wisely XL & Top Tips: Recommendations from Pediatric Hospital Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics
– Alan S. Peterson, MD
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