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This photograph is the main image being used to celebrate community in 2017, as North Central Sight Services Inc. turns 60 years old. An exciting year is planned celebrating the values of the agency — employment, prevention and independence.

North Central Sight Services Inc. turns 60

WILLIAMSPORT — North Central Sight Services Inc., has officially launched its Diamond Anniversary year, announcing an exciting year that celebrates the values of the agency — employment, prevention, and independence. North Central Sight Services was established in 1957 as the Lycoming ...

Bundle up to stay warm, but wash hands to prevent infection

Conventional wisdom encourages children and adults to bundle up in the cold weather to prevent colds and other infections. Though you will be more comfortable, bundling up does not prevent the spread of infection. But what does work is good hand-washing. While it may seem too simple, it is the ...

Mt. Nittany opens office in Philipsburg

PHILIPSBURG – Mount Nittany Health has opened a new Mount Nittany Health – Philipsburg practice located at 1061 N. Front Street. The new location offers 12 family medicine practice exam rooms, an outpatient lab and space for a future radiology suite. It will also provide several ...

Warning signs and prevention for heart attacks and stroke

By Dr. Paul Suri Heart disease and stroke are the among the nation’s top causes of death and disability. Although one disease affects the heart and the other affects the brain, these conditions actually have a lot in common. Cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke, ...

HEALTH BRIEFS

Cooking demonstration at Covenant Cafe LOCK  HAVEN — The Covenant Cafe, an early-stage Alzheimer’s activity group, will be meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 1-3 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven. Volunteers David and Candy Gore will do a cooking demonstration with ...

Four reasons to see your primary care physician

With the close of another year comes a desire by many to make improvements in their daily lives. As people begin to consider resolutions for the new year, personal health should be at the top of the list. Annual visits to a primary care physician can be viewed as non-negotiable by some and ...

An all too familiar story about hearing aids

Almost every week I hear someone tell me the story of how their grandfather, grandmother, or parents had a difficult time using their hearing aids. They tell of how the aids squeaked constantly, fit horribly, and sounded harsh.  That story does not have to be the next generation’s experience ...

HEALTH BRIEFS

Alzheimer’s Support Group meets Tuesday LOCK HAVEN —The Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. in Conference Room B of Susque-View. Virla Ocker, admissions and marketing director of Nippenose Valley Village, a new Senior Living Community in Oval, will be the ...

Too sick to go to school?

If your child isn’t feeling his or her best, should you definitely keep him or her home from school? After an illness, when is it okay for your child to return to school? As a parent, you know your children best. You also likely have a sense about when your child just doesn’t feel well ...

Covenant Cafe meets Tuesday

LOCK HAVEN — The Covenant Cafe, an early-stage Alzheimer’s activity group, will be meeting Tuesday, Jan. 1 from 1-3 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St. Lou Bernard, adult services coordinator at the Ross Library, will give a presentation on the lumbering era in the ...

Health briefs

Alzheimer’s support group 2017 schedule LOCK HAVEN — The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Conference Room B of Susque-View, 22 Cree Drive, Lock Haven. For more information, call Fran Decker, MSW, Support Group Facilitator at ...

AREA CHURCH BRIEFS

Epiphany service at United Lutheran LOCK HAVEN — United Evangelical Lutheran Church at First and West Church streets will celebrate Epiphany with a Holy Communion service Friday, Jan. 6 at noon in the first-floor chapel. St. John Lutheran changes date BOONEVILLE — St. John ...

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Santa visits residents at Haven Skilled Rehab

PHOTO PROVIDED Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing hosts an Adopt-A-Resident Program annually. Staff sign up to adopt a resident and give a gift at the residents’ Christmas party. Howdy Rupert plays Santa, and the 4-H group run by Lea Ann Kimble helps pass out the presents. Resident ...

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Susquehanna Health Foundation staff recognized employees participating in the Tree of Life Club, an employee giving program for UPMC Susquehanna, with a special chili cook-off event featuring local competitors Herman & Luther’s, The Brickyard Restaurant & Ale House, and Aramark. Foundation and UPMC Susquehanna’s corporate staff donned themed T-shirts, decorated the hospital cafeterias, and helped serve the meal to employee donors at the special event.

UPMC Susquehanna celebrates employee giving

WILLIAMSPORT — Over the past 10 years, UPMC Susquehanna employee service partners have given back over $2.5 million to the communities and patients they serve through the Susquehanna Health Foundation Tree of Life Club (TLC). In recognition of their generosity and support, over 1,700 current ...

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Speaker Candy Yingling, CTRS, Education & Outreach Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter, demonstrates habilitation therapy as it impacts those living with a dementia diagnosis.

Clinton County Community Center hosts Alzheimer’s conference

LOCK HAVEN —The Alzheimer’s Association, in conjunction with Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources, presented the 2016 Fall Conference: Issues in Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease at STEP’s Clinton County Community Center. STEP Office of Aging employees and staff from ...

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Matters of the heart

PHOTO PROVIDED In a clinical exercise, CPI instructor Christine Reid’s Medical Science students recently dissected hearts. The cow and deer hearts donated by Marks’ Custom Meats gave them the opportunity to explore the size and fat content of hearts while identifying their basic ...

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From left are Pamela Gentzyel, RN, Gordon Haskell, M.D., Ashley Fedroff, RN | Stroke coordinator; Steven Davis, chief executive officer at Lock Haven Hospital and Darla Hardy, MHA, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer at Lock Haven Hospital.

LH Hospital earns Acute Stroke Ready certification

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven Hospital has earned Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The certification, making Lock Haven Hospital the first Pennsylvania facility to ...

‘Tis the season: Watch for winter blues, depression and SAD

Everyone has had an off day. Maybe you didn’t feel like getting out of bed in the morning, or you moped through work, feeling hopeless and weary. Perhaps you turn down invitations that you would normally accept. At home, you flip through the options on your television, unable to find anything ...

JS Manor Care offers tips on shoveling snow

JERSEY SHORE — Cardiologists say that shoveling large amounts of snow for just a few minutes can significantly boost your heart rate and blood pressure – with increases equivalent to those achieved while running to exhaustion on a treadmill. This may help explain the rise in heart attacks ...

HEALTH BRIEFS

LH Hospital adds orthopedic surgeon LOCK HAVEN —  Orthopedic surgeon Zeferino Martinez, M.D. has jointed the Lock Haven Hosital medical staff and the re-launch of the Haven Orthopedics practice. Dr. Martinez is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery by the American College of Orthopedic ...