Health

‘Tis the season: How to keep off the pounds

The holiday season is a joyful time of year to celebrate with friends and family. But with the celebrations come lots of party foods. If you’re trying to eat healthy, lose weight or maintain your weight, those holiday goodies can be awfully tempting. Being health conscious doesn’t ...

‘Safe Driving and Seniors’ talk is Tuesday

STATE COLLEGE – HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital at Pleasant Gap is celebrating Older Driver Safety Awareness Week this week. This coming Tuesday evening, the community is invited to hear from HealthSouth Nittany Valley’s Director of Therapy Operations Tracy Stoltz, ...

Alzheimer’s Support Group to start three-part series

LOCK HAVEN — The Alzheimer’s Support Group will host a guest speaker at its meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Conference Room B of Susque-View. Hilary Harry, education and outreach coordinator for The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter’s State College office, will present ...

How much maintenance is there with hearing aids?

Even at discount prices, hearing aids are an investment you would want to protect for their performance and their value. Some patients are concerned they will be saddled with endless cleanings and care, so what is the real picture when it comes to maintaining a set of hearing aids? The first ...

Jasneet Bhullar, MD, MS

UPMC Susquehanna welcomes new colorectal surgeon

WILLIAMSPORT — UPMC Susquehanna welcomes colorectal surgeon Jasneet Bhullar, MD, MS, to the General Surgery team. Dr. Bhullar earned his medical degree at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College in Faridkot, India and completed residencies in general surgery through Government Medical College, ...

Top 10 holiday dos for managing diabetes

Let’s face it, the holiday season is all about the sights, sounds and tastes as we celebrate with family and friends. By tradition, we gather around a feast of fancy foods that entice even the most self-controlled. Controlling holiday food intake is especially important for those managing ...

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From left is Jolene Cruttenden, RN; Jean Shea, RN; April McCusker, RN; and Joshua Pauling, BSN.

UPMC honors nurses with DAISY Award

WILLIAMSPORT — Four UPMC Susquehanna nurses were recently recognized as recipients of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Jolene Cruttenden, a nurse with the Home Care & Hospice team at Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital, was selected after being nominated by a patient. ...

UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven awarded Post-Acute and Memory Care Certification

LOCK HAVEN — UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Nursing Care Center Accreditation Post-Acute Care and Memory Care Certifications by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a ...

Dr. Brandon Craft

GERD: Why you may want to rethink that second helping of turkey

Most of us overdo it a little at Thanksgiving dinner because it’s so hard to pass up that second helping of turkey with all the trimmings. However, if you are one of the more than 60 million Americans suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you may want to skip a second slice ...

When you should seek medical care

Hunting season is here and many hunters will be spending more time outdoors, but even the most outdoorsman can unwittingly stumble into biting insects or brush against poisonous plants that put a damper on the hunting season. To avoid these unfriendly meetings, take a few preventive ...

UPMC first Place Net 2017

UPMC golf tourney benefits emergency services

PHOTO PROVIDED Thirty-one teams and sponsors raised more than $146,300 to purchase CAREpoint workstations and equipment at the 36th annual UPMC Susquehanna Invitational Golf Tournament this summer at the Williamsport Country Club. First-place net score winners are, from left, William Manos ...

In this Oct. 18, 2017 photo, Jim Brown works the heavy bag during a workout at Unbound Synergy gym in New Hope, Pa. Physical therapists Anne Haneman and Joanne Haug run intense, rigorous boxing training at Unbound Synergy gym for people living with Parkinson's Disease. Clients say it improves mobility and delays the effects of the chronic, progressive movement disorder. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

IT’S A KNOCKOUT!

By DAN GERINGER The Philadelphia Inquirer Sweating freely from punching the heavy and speed bags, then running through the obstacle course at Unbound Synergy fitness center in New Hope, Bucks County, Ed McGuire, a retired Philadelphia police detective who has lived with Parkinson’s ...

Give your heart a healthy start

Your heart is the main pump in an intricate system that delivers oxygen and nutrients to all parts of your body. Keeping that pump in great shape will help you feel good and prevent heart disease. Even if you haven’t always taken great care of your heart, it’s never too late to start. ...

Did you know?

Millions of people resolve to get healthier by dieting and exercising more frequently at the start of each new year. According to data from the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, 12 percent of new gym memberships are opened in January. The second week of January is one ...

World’s first and only person cured of HIV to speak at PSU

STATE COLLEGE — Timothy Ray Brown, known as The Berlin Patient, the world’s first and only person cured of HIV, will give the talk “The Personification of Hope” Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Penn State’s HUB Heritage Hall. Brown will discuss his cure, the hope it provides to people living ...

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In a beautiful show of support following the loss of her hair during cancer treatment, Barbie Barnes is kissed by her son, Sam, and husband, Chad, who also shaved his head in a show of solidarity.

Finding ‘silver linings’ through cancer diagnosis

WILLIAMSPORT — Turning one of the worst moments in life into a silver lining is no easy task, but for one local cancer patient, finding a new community of other young diagnosed women has made all the difference. Diagnosed at age 27 in the midst of training for a half marathon, Barbie Barnes ...

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Pictured are Kevin F. Gibson, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, left, and Raj Patel, M.D., president of the medical staff, UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven.

Physician delivers Pulmonary Fibrosis presentation at city hospital

LOCK HAVEN — Members of the UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven medical staff participated in a presentation by Kevin F. Gibson, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine entitled; Incorporating New Advances and the Latest Science to Improve Recognition and ...

Dr. Patrick Carey

One wrong turn could tear your meniscus

By PATRICK CAREY A torn meniscus is one of the most common knee injuries. It can happen on the field, on the court or in the garden. In other words, it could be a traumatic injury that happens during sport, or a degenerative injury after simply squatting down while working outdoors. ...

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 ...