Health

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Jan. 8 (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. Jan. 9 ...

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. — — — ...

LHU student takes top honors at state convention

LOCK HAVEN — Once again, a Lock Haven University student received top honors at the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (PSAHPERD) state convention, held Nov. 8 through 10 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion, Pa. LHU health and ...

Handling grief during the holiday season

Grief affects each of us differently. Feelings of loss come and go without warning, even many years after a loved one has died. Sometimes, grief can be triggered by familiar events, music, smells, foods, or photographs. The holidays—full of traditions, events, group meals, and company—can ...

Silver Circle now at Geisinger Jersey Shore

JERSEY SHORE— Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital is now offering the Silver Circle program to the residents of Sullivan, Tioga, Clinton and Lycoming counties. This free membership program, designed for men and women over age 55, promotes physical, emotional and social wellness. Members can ...

Geisinger launches new study about sleep and sleep disorders

DANVILLE — Geisinger has launched its participation in a new research program led by the Stanford University School of Medicine. The study, titled Stanford Technology, Analytics, and Genomics in Sleep (STAGES), is designed to provide investigators with more information about sleep and sleep ...

Tips for hearing better in noise

New hearing aid users generally name the number one thing they like about their new hearing aids, is, “I don’t have to strain so much to hear anymore!” Ask them to name the number one thing they don’t like, and they will probably say, “Hearing in background noise is difficult!” ...

How to face surgery fears to get the care you need

No one likes to hear “you need surgery,” but sometimes medicine and lifestyle changes just aren’t enough to fix the problem. It is only natural to be a little anxious when you find out you need to have surgery. Learn how to face and overcome your fear of surgery quickly to ensure you get ...

To Your Good Health

Considering nose strips and other nighttime congestion aids BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I have allergies and am congested a lot at night. I have read about over-the-counter clips and adhesive tapes. Would they help me breathe better? Are they safe for the long term? — ...

To Your Good Health

What measurements trigger surgery for aneurysm? BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 68-year-old male in good health with a 3.3-centimeter aneurysm in my internal iliac artery. I have no symptoms. It was 1.9 cm eight years ago. My physician says that an aneurysm measuring over 3 cm ...

To Your Good Health

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR ROACH: I recently had my yearly physical with my primary care doctor of 10 years. I am a male, 75, who is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 152 pounds. He sent me my lab results and commented: “Your A1c (5.8) was in the prediabetic range of 5.8-6.4. Please ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH r Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Dec. 11 (second Tuesday of the month), Conference Room B of Susque-View Home. Information: Fran Decker at 748-4302. r Parkinson’s Support Group — Open to everyone interested in learning about the disease, 3 p.m. Dec. 12 ...

Drive for a Cause raises $30,350 to support breast health research

WILLIAMSPORT —Car dealerships throughout northcentral Pennsylvania teamed up with Susquehanna Health Foundation to raise $30,350 to support breast health. During the month of October, dealerships participated in Drive for a Cause and donated $25 for every new or used car sold to UPMC ...

CPI nursing students make Jared Boxes for hospitalized children

The CPI Practical Nursing Program knows a thing or two about caring for others. The January PN Class of 2018 has eight amazing students that held a number of fundraisers and earned enough money to make 95 Jared Boxes for the children at Mount Nittany Health. Pictured from left are: Adam ...

New plastic and reconstructive surgeon at UPMC

WILLIAMSPORT — Amitabha Mitra, MD, board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, has joined the plastic and reconstructive surgery team at UPMC Susquehanna. Dr. Mitra earned his medical degree at Calcutta National Medical College, Calcutta, India. He is board certified by the ...

Orthopaedic trauma surgeon joins UPMC Susquehanna

WILLIAMSPORT—Orthopaedic surgeon Howard Katz, MD, has joined the orthopaedic and trauma teams at UPMC Susquehanna. Dr. Katz earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition to his education, ...

The guide to foolproof babyproofing during the holidays

You’ve spent the last nine months readying for your new bundle of joy, but is your home ready, too? As baby grows, so does his or her curiosity and ability to explore-and with the holidays fast approaching, even more people and hazards are afoot. Make sure your home is ready for a safe ...

To Your Good Health

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I had polio when I was 11 years old, many years ago, and miraculously, recovered enough to live a normal life. When I was in my 40s, I developed constant back pain and visited a renowned orthopedist in Stamford, Connecticut. When I told him I’d had polio, ...

To Your Good Health

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My 82-year-old husband was diagnosed with H. pylori and was treated with two antibiotics and omeprazole. Would you please expand on what exactly H. pylori is? — T.R. ANSWER: Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria species that is able to live in the stomach. ...

To Your Good Health

Granddaughter’s common symptoms are uncommonly frequent BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 71-year-old grandmother who is very concerned about the health of my 18-year-old granddaughter. She has had the following symptoms for the past seven years, at least: earache, headache, ...