Health

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Nov. 13 (second Tuesday of the month), Conference Room B of Susque-View Home. Information: Fran Decker at 748-4302. - Parkinson’s Support Group — Open to everyone interested in learning about the disease, 3 p.m. Nov. 14 ...

3D mammogram is the latest innovation for early detection

If you have dense breast tissue, you may already know that additional diagnostic measures are recommended to thoroughly assess your breast health. The most recent advancement in breast examination technology is Breast Tomosynthesis or 3D Mammography. Using this technology, doctors can better ...

Should you replace your damaged hearing aid?

One of the questions most asked of hearing specialists is, “My hearing aid is damaged or is not working as well as it used to - should I replace it with a new one, or have it repaired?” The honest answer has to be, “That depends.” Deciding between repair or replace doesn’t have a one ...

Want to nip disease in the bud?

Before an appointment with your family doctor, you might be asked to fill out a questionnaire detailing your family medical history. It might seem like just another form to fill out, but, in reality, it could help you stop disease in its tracks. Your family history provides important clues ...

UPMC Susquehanna tops in Donate Life Challenge

WILLIAMSPORT— The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), Gift of Life Donor Program, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) recently announced the top hospitals and health systems of the 2018 HAP Donate Life ...

Supporting charities that help prevent suicide

METRO — The recent rash of high-profile celebrity suicides has put suicide in the limelight and underscored how suicide is a problem that affects people regardless of personal wealth or stature. Within the last year, designer Kate Spade, chef and author Anthony Bourdain, alternative rockers ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Oct. 9 (second Tuesday of the month), Conference Room B of Susque-View Home. Information: Fran Decker at 748-4302. - Parkinson’s Support Group — Open to everyone interested in learning about the disease, 3 p.m. Oct. 10 ...

TAKE STEPS TO RECOVERY

Editor’s note: Groups listed below focus on recovery from addiction, and the meetings are open to the general public, unless otherwise indicated. Al-Anon is for friends and family members of addicts, and Romans 12:2 is for people battling addiction and their families. — — — ...

Early detection is most important tool for beating breast cancer

Genetic testing to discover ancestry is becoming very popular. Discovering your family history can reveal unexpected connections, new storylines, and a world of new relatives. But, there’s another benefit for some specific types of genetic testing. The genes you inherit from your biological ...

‘Knock Out Breast Cancer’

FLEMINGTON — The Be One Fitness Center in Flemington will sponsor a kick boxing and pound marathon to “Knock Out Breast Cancer.” The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the center. All proceeds will benefit local Breast Cancer Warriors. Early bird tickets, ...

Breast cancer survival rates soar

METRO — A breast cancer diagnosis can be a devastating blow. Upon receiving such a diagnosis, people may begin to ask questions about treatment and the impact cancer may have on their personal lives. Many people who are diagnosed with cancer also begin to wonder about their mortality. An ...

UPMC Susquehanna recognizes their extraordinary nurses

WILLIAMSPORT — Two UPMC Susquehanna nurses were recently recognized as recipients of the DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses. Kathleen Culliao, RN, a nurse at UPMC Susquehanna Muncy, was recognized after being nominated by two patients. “Kathleen went out of her way to help me when I ...

UPMC partners with athletics programs for “Pink Outs”

WILLIAMSPORT— Statistics say there is a 1 in 8 chance that a female will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, UPMC Susquehanna is not only going pink, but partnering with regional high school and college athletics programs for special Pink ...

Mt. Nittany EMS earns American Heart Association recognition

STATE COLLEGE – Mount Nittany Medical Center’s emergency medical services department has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Bronze Plus Award for providing exceptional pre-hospital care to patients experiencing severe heart attacks. Every year, more than a ...

Study: 11,717 breast cancer surgeries in state in 2017

HARRISBURG — According to a research brief released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council , there were 11,717 breast cancer surgeries performed in Pennsylvania in 2017—a number that has been fairly stable over the past decade. “Releasing this brief in ...

Pathology reports are full of important information

METRO — Pathology reports are documents that contain diagnoses after doctors have examined cells and tissues under a microscope. According to the National Cancer Institute, pathology reports, which play an important role in diagnosing and treating cancer, also may contain information ...

Powers Health Center celebrates opening

PHOTOS PROVIDED The father-son duo of Dr. Richard Powers II, center left, and Dr. Richard “Lee” Powers III get ready to cut the ribbon Friday during a grand opening celebration at Powers Health Center. Long-time local dentist Dr. Richard Powers II is now joined by his son, chiropractor ...

SUPPORT GROUPS

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Oct. 9 (second Tuesday of the month), Conference Room B of Susque-View Home. Information: Fran Decker at 748-4302. - Parkinson’s Support Group — Open to everyone interested in learning about the disease, 3 p.m. Oct. 10 ...

TAKE STEPS TO RECOVERY

Editor’s note: Groups listed below focus on recovery from addiction, and the meetings are open to the general public, unless otherwise indicated. Al-Anon is for friends and family members of addicts, and Romans 12:2 is for people battling addiction and their families. — — — ...

Even one hard hit could last a lifetime

In recent years, more and more studies have come out that underline how harmful concussions are to the brain in the long run. Head trauma and concussions are being linked to conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and loss of cognitive function. Now, ...