Health

Susan H. Krieger joins Mt. Nittany staff

STATE COLLEGE — Susan Hostetter Krieger, MD, has been named Mount Nittany Medical Center’s medical director of palliative care services. Dr. Krieger’s philosophy of care focuses simply on being there for each patient and their loved ones, she says. “Patients and caregivers become ...

Five things every man should know about testicular cancer

This year, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be 9,310 new cases of testicular cancer in the U.S., as well as 400 deaths. While it is an uncommon type of cancer, testicular cancer is a serious condition that can spread throughout the body and become deadly. Luckily, when it’s ...

HEALTH BRIEFS

Preventing and treating shoulder pain PLEASANT GAP — A discussion on shoulder health and healing is planned on Wednesday, April 25, at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 W. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. The event will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. Geisinger orthopaedic ...

Preventing progression of testicular cancer

One in 250 men will develop testicular cancer in his lifetime. It has increased in recent decades and affects younger men, typically between the ages 14 and 44. Fortunately, when detected early, it is highly curable. Part of the male reproductive system, the testes are located within the ...

The real dangers of ‘drunkorexia’

Drinking at college is nothing new; however, one disturbing trend takes this dangerous practice to a new level. It’s called “drunkorexia,” and it’s when men or women restrict food, exercise hard or binge eat and purge before drinking excessively. “The goal of drunkorexia is to get ...

Ways to get relief from back pain

Millions of Americans suffer episodes of back pain each year. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, back pain is the second most common reason that adults see a doctor. Your spine is made up of a series of small bones called vertebrae and is divided into three ...

Replace the fat, sneak in cottage cheese

I’ve always been a fan of cottage cheese, in fact, I had a bowl for breakfast topped with a few canned peach slices. It’s also really good sprinkled with a little salt and pepper and eaten with toasted rye bread. Unfortunately, lots of people don’t care for the flavor, or texture, of the ...

Penn College Hospitality students hired for Kentucky Derby internships

WILLIAMSPORT— Twenty-eight Pennsylvania College of Technology students and 11 graduates have been selected to help prepare and serve food in the high-end venues of Churchill Downs during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 5. The Derby, known as the most exciting two minutes in ...

Super easy bacon, sage and provolone chicken rolls

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press A rolled chicken breast may look la-di-da fancy, but it's really super-easy to pull off with a tiny bit of patience. And this particular version rewards you with bacon and melted cheese. I feel like I can do a lot of things if there is bacon and ...

Simple, easy vegetarian spring pasta salad

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press A great pasta salad is a beautiful thing. It anchors a picnic, potluck or buffet with aplomb. It's portable, flexible, and easily and often vegetarian. One of the first things I made for my then-boyfriend's (now husband's) parents was a pasta salad, ...

Pittsburgh pizza shop lands international cred with its upscale pie

By MARY PICKELS Staff The ubiquity of pizza restaurants can make it difficult for any one to stand out. Winning two top prizes in the recent 2018 International Pizza Expo boosts Caliente Pizza and Draft's House's pizza cred — globally. Caliente, with locations in Bloomfield, Allison ...

Today’s Boulder: Writing about what matters most

Good day, kind readers! I volunteer two hours a week at the Centre County Library in Bellefonte, and I have the best volunteer job in the world — I put covers on the book jackets of the new hardback books when they first arrive. What makes it a great task for me is that I get to see ALL of ...

Old and new history for you

We’re so excited about "Wine in the Wilds" on April 28 at the Clinton County Fairgrounds! We have a fabulous line-up of wineries and vendors, music, food for purchase. Come for an afternoon of wine-tasting, vendor-browsing-buying, music and food. Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Overnight RV parking ...

SENIOR CENTER MENUS

Bread available daily Monday — Barbecued pork sandwich, German-style red cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower, gelatin with oranges. Tuesday — Sweet and sour meatballs, brown rice, mixed vegetables, orange. Wednesday — Breaded chicken, scalloped potatoes, peas and carrots, oatmeal ...

FDA approves Mylan’s new HIV drug

by SUZANNE ELLIOTT Associated Press The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a once-daily, single-tablet regimen produced by Mylan for the HIV treatment in adult and pediatric patients weighing at least 88 pounds. The medication, called Symfi, is designed to treat HIV Type 1, the ...

Think ‘green’ (and blue) with Donate Life Month

By ALYSSE WILLIAMS When it comes to thinking green and recycling, most people don’t think about themselves. UPMC Susquehanna and Gift of Life’s Donate Life Challenge aims to change that. April marks Donate Life Month, which encourages people to sign up to be organ and soft tissue ...

Most Americans view drug addiction as a disease

By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON — A slim majority of Americans see prescription drug addiction as a disease that requires medical treatment, but most would not welcome those suffering from the problem into their neighborhoods, workplaces or families. New survey results ...

Serve baked chicken thighs with lemon pickles

By SARA MOULTON Associated Press Preserved lemons, aka lemon pickles, are a delicious and unique treat that have long delivered a ton of salty and acidic crunch to the cuisines of North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia — and to America in recent years. This recipe offers a much ...

Get ready for summer by eating smarter

Now that Easter, the last of the feasting holidays, is over, it may be time to spring into action and get to work on the summer body. We all know that reversing the effects of overindulgence is not an easy task. It takes exercise, along with, reducing fats, carbohydrates and sugar intake. ...

Centre libraries to host Pa. One Book author

BELLEFONTE — Zachariah OHora, author and illustrator of this year’s Pennsylvania One Book, “My Cousin Momo,” will visit the Centre County Library this coming Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Pennsylvania One Book: Every Young Child campaign also chose OHora’s book “Stop ...