Health

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 ...

UPMC Susquehanna showcases renovated Work Center

WILLIAMSPORT —UPMC Susquehanna showcased its newly renovated Work Center at Divine Providence Hospital during a recent open house. The Work Center provides pre-employment screening and other services such as drug testing, physicals, hearing tests, physical demand assessments and more for ...

Hearing deficiencies or a loss can impede your child

Hearing deficiencies or a hearing loss can slow down or derail your child’s learning, social development, and emotional health. The key to effective treatment is discovering hearing loss at its earliest stage. Fortunately, hearing screenings are provided at several childhood milestones, ...

Higher tick populations or not, take precautions against Lyme disease

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Recent media reports have suggested that tick populations in Pennsylvania may be particularly high this year, leading to an increased risk of Lyme disease in the state. Although it is unclear whether the number of ticks actually is higher this spring — and if so, ...

‘Stop the Bleed’ gives bystanders a way to help

Whether there’s a mass casualty event or an everyday injury occurs, knowing what action to take is both reassuring and can potentially save a life. In recognizing that bystanders are always first on the scene and ahead of trained emergency personnel, the “Stop the Bleed” training program ...

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UPMC Susquehanna nurse honored with scholarship

PHOTO PROVIDED Robin Sammons, RN, MSN, a nurse with Behavioral Health at Divine Providence Hospital, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Rosalie Kaleda Scholarship for Advanced Practice RNs. Sammons received the scholarship after applying, interviewing and being chosen by UPMC ...

Jersey Shore responders prepare for disaster

JERSEY SHORE — Preparing and coming together as a community was the plan for the drill at Jersey Shore Hospital. The hospital together with over 40 local EMS, fire, Jersey Shore Borough, local police and volunteers participated in a mass causality drill recently. Hospital disaster ...

Do I have a hernia?

An estimated 20 million hernia repairs are performed globally every year according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Most people have heard of this common condition, but not everyone understands what a hernia is and how to recognize one. In the simplest terms, a hernia ...

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Senior student officers from Hughesville High School’s National Honors Society stand with Hope bags.

Students donate Harnessing Hope bags to UPMC Susquehanna

WILLIAMSPORT —Senior student officers from Hughesville High School’s National Honor Society donated 50 Harnessing Hope bags to Susquehanna Health Foundation to benefit patients at the Cancer Center at UPMC Susquehanna. These bags, assembled by the students, are part of an annual effort by ...

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Dental Clinic gets new equipment

Thanks to the Clinton County Community Foundation, the Clinton County Community Dental Clinic was awarded $9,000 for the purchase of new dental equipment to meet the needs of clients. Pictured are Kelly Kurtz and Cathy Barnes, dental hygienists who work at the clinic with a brand new Cavitron. ...

Effective prostate cancer screening must begin with a conversation

Men, have you talked to your doctor about your risks for prostate cancer? Experts now recommend that prostate cancer screening tools be used based on individual risks after careful consideration of the pros and cons of early detection. These tools include the digital rectal exam and the ...

health briefs

Cancer Support Group meets Thursday LOCK HAVEN —“My Cancer Transformation” will be the topic of discussion at The Cancer Support Group meeting on Thursday, June 8 at 7 p.m. in Conference Room B of Susque-View. Those diagnosed with cancer are often affected by stress, anxiety and ...

UPMC Susquehanna employee Weight Loss Challenge Percent Body Fat Loss champions Cake Walk, from Williamsport Regional Medical Center, lost a total of 25.8% body fat during the challenge.

UPMC Susquehanna employees set health and wellness example

WILLIAMSPORT – UPMC Susquehanna employees made healthier choices, exercised a little more and shed pounds during a weight loss challenge promoting employee wellness and health. This is the third year that UPMC Susquehanna has hosted the Weight Loss Challenge. During this year’s ...

Stroke is nation’s number three killer

JERSEY SHORE — According to the National Stroke Association, stroke is our nation’s number three killer and the leading cause of adult disability. In the United States, someone has a stroke every 45 seconds. May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and Manor Care Jersey Shore is honoring ...

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The honorees, from left, are Lee Ciccarelli, MD; Susan Branton, MD; and Warren Robinson, MD. Dr. Branton received the top recognition from her patients.

SH recognizes important caregivers on Doctor’s Day

WILLIAMSPORT — Every year on Doctors’ Day, physicians who have dedicated their lives to practicing medicine are celebrated. For the seventh year, Susquehanna Health Foundation committed one very special day to honoring these everyday heroes. This year, 213 contributions were made to the ...