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Health

Girl Scouts recognize newborn at The Birthplace

PHOTO PROVIDED Members of the Girl Scouts troops in Lycoming County recently presented a basket full of donated baby items to Cheyenne Hand and her daughter Bristol Lynn Hand, born Oct. 31 at The Birthplace, UPMC Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Every year the troops recognize a baby ...

If I have a hysterectomy, will I go through menopause?

Many women ask if having a hysterectomy will send them into menopause early, however, the answer isn’t a simple yes or no. There are several different types of hysterectomies, and your overall health and the reason for the hysterectomy will determine if you experience symptoms of ...

Hearing aids and the coming holidays

Your mother, or someone else that you love, may really struggle to hear properly and perhaps you have considered surprising them with a hearing aid(s) for the holidays. Don’t do it! What? Did that caution really just come from the keyboard of someone who sells hearing aids? Yes it did, and ...

Old dogs, new tricks: 10,000 pets needed for science

By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer SEATTLE — Can old dogs teach us new tricks? Scientists are looking for 10,000 pets for the largest-ever study of aging in canines. They hope to shed light on human longevity too. The project will collect a pile of pooch data: vet records, DNA ...

The search for the mayors

By Lou Bernard Lock Haven is my city, and I love it here. I love the geography, I love the history. I can’t picture myself living anywhere else. Lock Haven is where I belong. And, obviously, the heart of the city is on Church Street — City Hall. I love city hall. I’ve been known to ...

Making life better: What’s so great about sweet potatoes?

By Laurie Welch With Thanksgiving just around the corner, sweet potatoes are an important part of dinner for many families. Sweet potatoes are excellent sources of vitamin A, potassium, vitamin C and fiber. Sweet potatoes also contain niacin, folate and iron. Sweet potatoes are also rich in ...

Finding Support

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Nov. 12 (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. 13 ...

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. — — — ...

Senior Center Menus

Bread available daily Monday — Happy Veteran’s Day Tuesday — Cheddar cheese omlet, diced parsley potatoes, stewed zucchini and tomatoes, banana, whole wheat bread Wednesday — Texas hot dog, sandwich roll, molasses baked beans, carrots and cauliflower, chocolate pudding Thursday ...

Diabetes facts from head to toe

An estimated 9% of Americans are living with diabetes - about 30 million people. It’s important to learn the facts about diabetes so you can stay healthy from head to toe. KNOW THE TYPES Having diabetes means your body has trouble regulating glucose and does one of two things: it either ...

Doctors try CRISPR gene editing for cancer, a first in the US

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The first attempt in the United States to use a gene editing tool called CRISPR against cancer seems safe in the three patients who have had it so far, but it's too soon to know if it will improve survival, doctors reported Wednesday. The ...

Xenia Kugler joins Internal Medicine group

STATE COLLEGE — Xenia Kugler, CRNP, has joined the Mount Nittany Physician Group Internal Medicine at its Mount Nittany Health - Bellefonte location. Kugler previously worked as a registered nurse in the emergency department and critical care unit at Mount Nittany Medical Center. “I ...

Medical school program pays tuition if doctors stay in the system

BY KATHLEEN BOLUS The Times-Tribune via AP Incoming Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine students interested in becoming primary care doctors could have their tuition paid if they return to the health system as physicians through a new program announced Wednesday. “With medical ...

First lady visits cuddling program for babies born on drugs

By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press BOSTON — First lady Melania Trump visited a Boston hospital Wednesday that uses cuddling to help infants born dependent on drugs or alcohol. The first lady met with caregivers and administrators at Boston Medical Center and told them she's "very ...

Happenings from the Heisey

By: Jo Ann Bowes Thank you to students and Professor Matt Girton’s participation in LHU’s Day of Caring in October. Our Heisey House window gleam now! The next free Second Sunday program is Nov. 10, 2 p.m. at the Poorman Gallery next to the Heisey House. Joby Topper will present ...

Take steps to recovery

SUNDAYS Alcoholics Anonymous Jersey Shore area: “Relapse Prevention” 7 p.m., Pine Creek Township Building, Park Street, Harrisland (Avis area). Mill Hall Area: Alcoholics Anonymous, Tuesdays, 12 noon to 1 p.m., 146 Fairpoint Rd. Narcotics Anonymous Lock Haven: “Recovery ...

Finding Support

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Nov. 12 (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. 13 ...

Senior Center Menus

Bread available daily Monday — Baked liver with onion gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, oatmeal apple sauce cake Tuesday — Creamy honey mustard chicken, peas and cauliflower, brown rice, fresh orange Wednesday — Spaghetti with meatballs and tomato sauce, Italian grean beans, ...

Lee and Bessie Graham Scholarship winners named

PHOTO PROVIDED UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven and the Lee & Bessie Graham Nursing Scholarship Trust recently recognized eight local students as the recipients of the 40th annual Lee & Bessie Graham Nursing Scholarships.The 2019 scholarship recipients are Quincey George, Sadie ...

Home care, palliative care, or hospice?

There are many different types of health care you can receive in your home, but many people do not know what’s available, or what the different options are. November is National Home Care, Hospice, and Palliative Care Month, which is a great time to explain the differences in home health care ...