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Health

A place called Patterson

By Lou Bernard Things aren’t always as we picture them. I mention Wayne Township, and you think about the landfill, and McElhattan, and probably McDonald’s. But before that, there were other things—-The West Branch Camp Meeting, a couple of cemeteries that no longer exist. But there ...

Back Tracks

By ROSE HOOVER Got a penny? Back in the sixties, it only took one penny to make a child happy. I’m talking about spending a penny down at your local grocery store’s candy counter. Still in their original cardboard boxes, the penny candy was displayed in rows on shelves in a ...

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 — Roast beef with gravy, creamed spinach, parsley potatoes, carrots, vanilla pudding with apples, whole wheat bread Tuesday — Chicken barbeque with hamburger roll, macaroni and cheese, hot spiced peaches, creamy cole slaw Wednesday — Franks and beans, ...

Five ways to protect against hearing loss

METRO - A certain degree of hearing loss can be a normal part of the aging process. However, people who take steps to protect their hearing long before Father Time takes his toll can prevent the extreme hearing loss suffered by millions of seniors across the globe. John's Hopkins Medicine ...

More feedback on…feedback!

By JEFFREY L. BAYLIFF We all have memories of the sound of a hearing aid squeaking loudly in church. Many times the actual feedback tone was at a frequency the person wearing the hearing aid could not hear. Those nearby were embarrassed for the one with the whistle and many came away from ...

Mental health awareness: Stop the Stigma

By LINDSEY SAUERS Mental illness affects everyone, either directly or indirectly. You may know a family member, friend, or coworker that has or is dealing with mental illness. In the U.S., the National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that one in five adults experience mental illness in a ...

Interventional cardiologist joins UPMC Susquehanna

WILLIAMSPORT – UPMC Susquehanna has added Raymond Resnick, MD, interventional cardiologist to its cardiology team. Dr. Resnick earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., and completed his residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, New ...

Geisinger JS Hospital offers autumn health, wellness classes

JERSEY SHORE — Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital is set to host a number of health and wellness classes throughout the autumn months. Freedom from Smoking Group Clinic — Join the American Lung Association’s eight-week quitting smoking program. Hundreds of thousands of people have ...

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 ...

Findng support

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Oct. 8 (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. Oct. 9 ...

Senior Center menus

Bread available daily Monday — Stuffed pepper casserole, creamy ginger carrots, yellow wax beans, tapioca pudding Tuesday — Sesame chicken, broccoli and carrots, fried rice, mandarin oranges Wednesday — Hamloaf with pineapple sauce, green beans, candied sweet potatoes, oatmeal ...

Do I have allergies?

By Dr. Nathaniel Hare The cool nights and warmer days can have your nose running and your head spinning. Ragweed is in the air from August through October in the northeast, and you could be allergic to the pollen it releases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ...

Geisinger names Executive VP, CEO

DANVILLE— Geisinger has named Matthew Walsh to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective Oct. 1. Walsh, who joined Geisinger in 2017 as Chief Operating Officer for the clinical enterprise, joins Geisinger’s executive leadership team following more ...

UPMC, Hope Enterprises partner for pediatric therapy

WILLIAMSPORT – Through a recent agreement between UPMC Susquehanna and Hope Enterprises, Inc., UPMC Susquehanna will now operate the pediatric patient care services formerly provided by Hope Enterprises in Lycoming County. As part of the agreement, the team of physical, occupational, and ...

Students serve 2,000-plus patients in Dental Hygiene Clinic

WILLIAMSPORT— Pennsylvania College of Technology students provided dental care to more than 2,000 patients in the college’s Dental Hygiene Clinic during the 2018-19 academic year. The college’s state-of-the-art Dental Hygiene Clinic is open to the public and provides low-cost services ...

Dorcie Calhoun: The Dreamer of Leidy Township

By Lou Bernard Let’s imagine that you could get rich from a dream. I mean, obviously that’s not really true. Otherwise, I’d be incredibly wealthy by hiding in a tower while Sandra Bullock rode by on a dinosaur. What’s with that look? You’ve never had a dream like that? Never mind. ...

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. — — — ...

Finding Support

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Oct. 8 (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. Oct. 9 ...