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Ken Hurst

Family Practitioner

Dr. Ken Hurst is a top Family Practitioner in Lancaster, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Ken Hurst is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Ken Hurst is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Ken Hurst is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Lancaster, PA, Dr. Ken Hurst is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
45 years Experience
Ken Hurst
  • Lancaster, PA
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

What can I do to help with my insomnia?

Just wrote and published another Health Tip on my Facebook page, “Your HealthStyles for Life by Ken Hurst, MD.” It’s called “Sleep, Sweet Sleep,” and I think it’ll help your insomnia READ MORE
Just wrote and published another Health Tip on my Facebook page, “Your HealthStyles for Life by Ken Hurst, MD.” It’s called “Sleep, Sweet Sleep,” and I think it’ll help your insomnia problem. I may write another one sometime more specifically on insomnia, but this covers a lot, and hopefully you’ll find your answer.

Ken Hurst, MD

Why does my head hurt when I blow my nose?

Temporary pain should be a warning sign you are blowing too hard, pushing air into the sinuses. I tell patients everyday to stop blowing their noses because doing so creates such READ MORE
Temporary pain should be a warning sign you are blowing too hard, pushing air into the sinuses. I tell patients everyday to stop blowing their noses because doing so creates such pressure in the oropharyngeal cavity that mucus and germs can be pushed backwards into the sinuses and up the Eustachian tubes into the ears. Children and adults alike often give themselves sinus and ear infections repeatedly by nose blowing. Instead, sniff briskly to pull loose mucus downward into the throat to be expelled with a throat-clearing cough -- but do it in private, as this makes unpleasant noises that are unacceptable in public.

My second child is 14 months old and hasn't taken her first steps. Is something wrong?

The short answer is "Yes, it could be, so have her properly evaluated." While there is quite a wide range of normal developmental behavior, and milestones are not set at fixed READ MORE
The short answer is "Yes, it could be, so have her properly evaluated." While there is quite a wide range of normal developmental behavior, and milestones are not set at fixed intervals like hurdles on a race track, they can serve as useful reminders to observant parents. Just get a professional opinion on your daughter's different rate of motor development from her brother's. Probably it's nothing, and she may be farther ahead than he was at her age in other areas of maturation. Remember that Einstein didn't begin talking till age 3, and was slow at math in his formative years. You may have a future Olympic athlete just taking her time getting started.

Why do I have a fever after my flu shot?

Slight fever and possibly also aching symptoms some folks get after any vaccination, not only the flu shot, is an indication that your immune system is mobilizing a response and READ MORE
Slight fever and possibly also aching symptoms some folks get after any vaccination, not only the flu shot, is an indication that your immune system is mobilizing a response and generating antibodies, which is the purpose of the vaccine in the first place. This is NOT undesirable, but a natural consequence of an immune system being challenged. This can mimic an infection, as the exact same response is triggered by infections, and is the reason some people claim they get the flu from a flu shot -- WRONG! The symptoms are similar, though much milder, and there is no infection possible from the flu shot.