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Penn State Stroke Center Earns Highest Level of Stroke Center Designation

The Penn State Stroke Center has once again earned a designation that recognizes the high level of care it provides to patients with the most severe and challenging types of strokes. The Center has been re-certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

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Boston Agency Awards Centering Pregnancy Program

The centering pregnancy program at Penn State Health St. Joseph got another big endorsement this week when the Boston-based Centering Healthcare Institute gave official site approval to the Bern campus location following an extensive review. It is the only program in Berks County to be officially recognized as an approved centering site.

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Lots of benefits to Kangaroo Care, especially for preemies

The simple act of a mother holding her newborn baby against her bare chest produces remarkably positive outcomes.
Skin-to-skin contact, also known as kangaroo care, warms the infant and relaxes both mother and child. Vital signs stabilize and, typically, deep sleep comes. Babies who experience kangaroo care cry less than those who don’t, and experience increased weight gain.

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