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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni

Family Medicine
State College , PA

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State College , PA

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State College , PA
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Bio

A graduate of the Medical College of PA, Dr Majeroni practiced in rural PA, then in urban Buffalo,NY, where she taught at the University of Buffalo, for 20 years. She is now a professor of Family and Community Medicine with the Penn State Hershey Medical School, and practices in State College, PA.

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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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A lot of things: Gastritis, an ulcer, gall bladder disease, and indigestion can all cause stomach pain after eating. Gas, irritable bowel syndrome, and constipation ca... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Sinus infections often cause pain in the teeth, especially the upper teeth on the side of the innfection.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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No: There is no known cure for vitiligo.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Don't smoke: Many of the risk factors for ovarian cancer can't be changed- such as family history, early onset of menses, late menses, and no pregnancies. Enviromn... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
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Yes: There are several different kinds of lupus. Classic lupus often presents with a butterfly rash across the nose and cheeks. Cutaneous lupus may present... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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No: The best treatment for spinal stenosis is to strengthen the paraspinal muscles with exercise.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Physical therapy: Structured exercises, which you can learn from a physical therapist.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Well enough: Medical clearance is done to assure that you are well enough for surgery and that any modifiable risk factors are controlled.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
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Possible: Pregnancy tests are not 100% accurate, especially early in the pregnancy, so it would be possibble to have an ectopic pregnancy with a negative pregna... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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No: Listed as a food supplement, many herbal products are not regulated by the fda.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
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Additive effects: Darvocet is no longer available. Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a narcotic, which can have additive effect with subutex. It may cause drows... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
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No: Weight loss of 30 lb in your age group should not result in hanging skin.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Patients with type 1 diabetes require insulin, sometimes it is given with an Insulin pump rather than injections. Type 2 diabetics, may be controlled ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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3 months: Most physicians see their diabetic patients every 3 to 4 months, if the diabetes is controlled and the patient has been stable, this can be increased ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Biopsy: Some breast lumps are found by feeling the breast, in women over 40, mammograms may show early breast cancer. The way to diagnose breast cancer is by ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
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No: Athletes foot is a fungal infection (tinea pedis). Antifungal creams , such as Lamisil (terbinafine) are effective in most cases. When the area betwee... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Yes: People who lose a kidney due to an injury or a tumor, usually do fine with one kidney. This is why people can donate a kidney to someone in kidney fai... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Colposcopy: It depends on the type of abnormality. Sometimes the course is to wait and repeat the pap in 3 or 6 months. If the abnormality is serious, you may hav... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
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Helps symptoms: The ice and Advil (ibuprofen) may not reduce the recovery time, but they reduce the discomfort while you are waiting for it to resolve.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Yes: They use a booklet or chart with pictures made up of dots of various colors. People who are color blind for certain colors will not be able to see the... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Yes: A combination of psychotherapy and cautious use of medications can controll anxiety.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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No: Marinol is used to increase appetite, for instance in cancer patients on chemotherapy who are unable to gain weight.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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No: Many products advertise themselves as fat blockers or carbohydrate blockers. They are not regulated by the fda, and are making these claims with no sc... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Bulk without fat: Fruits and vegetables are bulky and can make you feel full without as many calories as you would get from carbohydrates and fats.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
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No: I can find no referrence to tegretol causing high cholesterol. It can cause elevated liver enzymes.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
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Makes sense: If you consider anxiety and depression as opposite ends of a spectrun of neurotransmitter activation, it makes sense.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
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Tylenol (acetaminophen): If tou need something for pain, extra strength tylenol, (acetaminophen) or inuprofed (advil, motrin) or naproxyn (aleve) are safe.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
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Allergies?: Prolonged nasal stuffines is often a sign of environmental allergies. Talk to your doctor about a trial of an antihistamine or a prescription nasal s... Read More
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Yes: You don't need to scrape your tongue. Usually the layer of white is just cellular debris.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
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Limit portion size: You can eat the food you enjoy if you limit the portion sizes.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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No: Poor dental hygeine is associated with increased risk of several diseases.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
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Chemical: Aricept (donepezil) binds to and inactivates acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine, which is an important brain chemical.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
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Fiber supplements: One of the most effective treatments for IBS is to take a psyllium supplement (metamucil, citrocel) daily with water or juice.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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No: There are no drugs that will increase penis size.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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Pull it out: Diaphragms are easily removed by hooking your finger under the edge of the diaphragm and pulling it out.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
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Yes: But you may need lower doses of the elavil (amitriptyline). The combination can increase the risk of side effects, such as low sodium.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Zoloft (sertraline) is often used for chronic anxiety.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Very good: Physical therapy is a good modality to treat the kind of muscle strain you report.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Injury: Traumatic brain injury is a decrease in brain function that occurs after an injury- such as a blow to the head.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Yes: Many ovarian cysys resolve on their own with no treatment.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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No one knows: There have been many theories, but no one knows what causes pregnancy induced hypertension.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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That's right: Tanakan contains ginko biloba. When taken long term, it can increase the risk of bleeding and increase the risk of strokes.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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With psychosis: A person who is psychotic suffers from a mental disorder that causes them to lose tough with reality. It may be manifest by delusions, hallucinations,... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
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Irritable bowel synd: One possibility is irritable bowel syndrome, which can cause pain from distension of the bowel.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Ranitidine: Ranitidine (zantac) is considered safe in pregnancy (it is available without a prescription); also, calcium based antacids, such as Tums (calcium carb... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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No harm: Pcos doesn't always need treated. You may have difficulty getting pregnant when you are ready, but it can be treated then.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Bleeding: If you have blood in the toilet, and you are feeling sick, you should see a doctor or go to the emergency room if you feel lightheaded.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Saline: Use a saline nasal spray and/or a neti pot. Warm compresses will help, and take tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain.
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Yes: Some women have some bleeding in early pregnancy that feels like a period. The only way to be sure is with a pregnancy test. Other signs of early preg... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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1 week: The weeks are counted from the first day of your last menstrual period, so it depends on what day of the week that was.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Majeroni is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Majeroni is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Majeroni is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I drink 3 bottles of water daily, eat fig newtons, bananas. I also take Alli and eat low fat. The constipation is recent, since ive been taking the Biotin. So far twice has been very painful and ha...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! It's appreciated that not all doctors are against anything different or new. Obviously more research is needed with Kratom. But so is a safe & healthy alternative to op...Read More
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Thank you for the info, i believe that is for the old tyelonl. The new one i believe is less concrentrated and is used wuth a syringe. I cant find the old in my pharmacy so i neef the new dosage infor...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Pennsylvania, PA
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