Health

UPMC Susquehanna employees donate to hurricane relief efforts

In response to the recent storms that devastated the United States, employees at UPMC Susquehanna in Williamsport contributed funds raised through payroll deduction and financial contribution to support hurricane relief efforts. In total, 153 service partners contributed $16,772. These funds ...

How to recognize the signs and symptoms

Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in American men, with one in seven being diagnosed during his lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates that this year alone, more than 161,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and join the nearly 2.9 million American men ...

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Raj Patel, M.D., left, president of the Lock Haven Hospital medical staff, and Eldrin Lewis, M.D., MPH, are seen following Lewis’s recent presentation on chronic heart failure.

Doctor delivers chronic heart failure presentation

LOCK HAVEN — “Chronic Heart Failure: New Therapeutic Options for Improving Patient Outcomes” was the topic of Eldrin F. Lewis, M.D., MPH, of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, at a recent gathering of Lock Haven Hospital medical staff. In the presentation, Dr. Lewis outlined the ...

The pros and cons of models and styles of hearing aids

This month I am writing about hearing aids that are behind the ear. These particular products are called receivers in the canal (RIC) or receivers in the ear (RITE). Next month I will cover custom-made hearing aids. Behind-the-ear hearing aids in the past were connected to a tube leading down ...

Don’t skip your well-woman visits

By DR. JOSHUA STUTZMAN You may not need a Pap test or pelvic exam every year, but there are plenty of reasons to check in with your doctor for an annual well-woman visit. Regularly seeing your personal care provider or gynecologist regarding your female reproductive health assures that you ...

Centre Home Care

Getting it checked at Grange Fair

PHOTO PROVIDED Centre Home Care again provided blood pressure screenings at the Centre County Grange Fair and Encampment. In addition to Centre Home Care nurses providing the necessary expertise for the readings, the booth was staffed by RSVP volunteers, who recorded the blood pressure ...

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From left are Elva Schmidt, RN, and Brianna Sipe, RN, who received Daisy Awards recently.

UPMC Susquehanna honors nurses with DAISY Award

WILLIAMSPORT — Two UPMC Susquehanna nurses were recently recognized as recipients of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Elva Schmidt, a nurse with the medical/surgical team at Muncy Valley Hospital, was selected after being nominated by two patients. One patient commented, “Elva ...

Hearing loss in children

Hearing loss in a child is not always noticeable right away. A child who does not have normal hearing may be delayed in speech and language development. Without assistance to correct hearing loss, the auditory cortex of the brain may be permanently impacted. That’s why hearing loss ...

Make time for that exam

Just like it sounds, the wellness exam is your chance to talk to your primary care provider when you are not sick. Why take the time? I like to say your primary care provider’s job is not to save your life by doing your quadruple bypass. It is to screen and do the best he or she can to ...

Carol Tornatore

Two graduate from PEERS

PHOTOS PROVIDED Two of Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing’s residents graduated on Monday, August 14 through the Pennsylvania Empowered Expert Residents Program. STEP Office of Aging ombudsmen began offering the PEER program in 2006 and 111 trained PEERs are active in facilities in ...

Maintaining your cholesterol for a healthy heart

By Paul Suri, M.D. Most people have heard about it, read about it, know someone who is at risk or even has it – high cholesterol, which can lead to stroke, heart attack or heart disease. Some of the latest statistics show that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United ...

Surgical solutions for sports injuries

By Zeferino Martinez, M.D. While playing sports is a fantastic way to stay in shape, concentrating on a single sport isn’t always great for your body. Repetitive strain injuries (RSI), also called overuse injuries, develop when a motion is performed repeatedly — causing the muscles ...

health briefs

Run/Walk For Your Heart slated Sept. 4 WILLIAMSPORT — The 16th Annual Run/Walk For Your Heart will be held Monday, Sept. 4 in Williamsport with proceeds benefiting the Heart & Vascular Institute at UPMC Susquehanna. New for this year, event registration will be held from 7:30 to 9 ...

Exercise tips for older adults

Maintaining physical and mental health are extremely important items on most people’s “to do” lists as they get older. As people age they generally become less active for a number of reasons including fear of injury and a decrease in many physical attributes. Exercising for just 20 - 30 ...

Investing in the health of moms and babies

There is more to breastfeeding than providing milk. By protecting the health status of both mom and baby, breastfeeding has a positive impact on the level of overall public health, along with benefits for our economy and environment, too. From the first drops of breast milk, called colostrum, ...

Maintaining your hearing aids

How much care and cleaning goes into the ownership of hearing aids? I am asked this question several times a week. The short answer is very little. Use a soft dry clothe, tissue, or paper towel to wipe off the hearing aids when you take them off. Any soft clothe will do, but don’t use an ...

Protected skin is ‘in’

Though you may crave a golden summer tan, consider that protected skin may offer longer lasting beauty. In addition to causing skin cancer, which affects one-out-of-five Americans during their lifetime, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause painful burns and peeling. Exposure over time ...

Manor Care Jersey Shore offers tips on preventing dehydration

Running through sprinklers or just sitting in the shade with a glass of lemonade. Everyone has their favorite way of keeping cool during the dog days of summer. For senior citizens, keeping cool - and hydrated - is more than just a matter of comfort; it can be a matter of life and death. ...

You don’t know what you are missing!

We use that title phrase, “You don’t know what you are missing” for just about everything we want someone else to try who has not experienced the wonder of a certain luscious chocolate, a notable restaurant, a favorite TV show, musician, skydiving, etc. When someone has not experienced ...