Health

LH Hospital to celebrate National Doctors’ Day

LOCK HAVEN— Lock Haven Hospital will honor members of its medical staff in celebration of National Doctors’ Day, on March 30. National Doctors’ Day annually recognizes the contributions of doctors around the country for their role in healing, patient safety, medical research and ...

Healthy heart: 50s and 60s

(Editors Note: This is the second in a three -part series of columns on cardiac health at each stage of adulthood.) ——— During your 50s and 60s, gender can be a major factor in your risk for developing certain types of heart disease. Many people at this age often think of heart ...

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Members of the ICU and Infectious Disease team include: Rachel Wertz, Christina Breining, Wendy Batschelet, Deb Canellos, Marguerite Parmer, Donna Fought, Jodi Gates, Steve Sofopoulos, Denise Paras, Brandi Alexander, Kaeli Druckenmiller, and Amanda Smith.

UPMC Susquehanna hospital named patient safety contest winner

WILLIAMSPORT —Employee service partners with the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Infectious Disease at UPMC Susquehanna’s Williamsport Regional Medical Center were recently names winners in the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority’s annual I Am Patient Safety Contest. UPMC Susquehanna ...

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Hospital Gift Shop makes $35,000 donation

PHOTO PROVIDED Divine Providence Hospital Gift Shop recently presented a check in the amount of $35,000 to UPMC Susquehanna. The money will be used toward the City Hospitals Auxiliary’s pledge for a new mammography machine for the Breast Health Center located at Divine Providence Hospital. ...

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UPMC Susquehanna welcomes nurse midwife

WILLIAMSPORT —Crtified nurse midwife Rebecca Russell has joined the OB/GYN team ata UPMC Susquehanna. Certified nurse midwives are health professionals licensed to provide care to women from adolescence through adulthood, including OB/GYN and maternity care. They are educated in intensive ...

What to Expect when getting a colonoscopy

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. More than 140,000 new cases are diagnosed each year! Screening colonoscopies prevent cancer death by allowing doctors to detect and remove polyps before they grow and become ...

Healthy heart: 30s and 40s

(Editors Note: This is the first in a three -part series of columns on cardiac health at each stage of adulthood. Part one of a three-part series on cardiac health at each stage of adulthood) ——— With the demands of family and career, many people find their 30s and 40s to be the ...

Eleanor Kodish to speak at Covenant Cafe

LOCK HAVEN — Eleanor Kodish, a retired elementary school teacher and principal will be the guest speaker at Covenant Cafe, an early-stage Alzheimer’s activity group, on Tuesdayfrom 1-3 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St. Kodish will read from a children’s book ...

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 Three-year-old Finley and her mother Casey.

Mifflinburg family receives help from ThinkBIG

MIFFINLINBURG — In late August, Casey Snook’s 3-year-old daughter, Finley, began complaining about leg pain. The first thought was growing pains but in another week, Finley’s pain worsened. Casey and her husband Colby of Mifflinburg took Finley to the local hospital, where she was ...

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From left are Raj Patel, M.D., president of the medical staff, Lock Haven Hospital; Anne Cross, M.D. and George Sadka, M.D., of Susquehanna Eye Associates, following the presentation.

LH Hospital staff learns about treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

LOCK HAVEN – The continuing medical education program for members of the Lock Haven Hospital medical staff this month featured a presentation by Anne H. Cross, M.D. from the Potomac Center for Medical Education. The presentation was entitled Integrating New DMD Therapies into the MS Treatment ...

Too little or too much? Understanding the thyroid gland

There are many reasons a person can feel tired all of the time, but one that’s important to consider is the activity of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located in your neck, below your Adam’s apple. It makes a hormone that controls how your body uses and ...

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Barbara Linehan, right, benefits from the help provided by her Home Instead CAREGiver, Diane Darby, left.

Local family receives free in-home care

LOCK HAVEN – The family of a Lock Haven woman with Alzheimer’s disease and Down Syndrome has been selected to receive 15 hours of free specialized, in-home care services as part of Hilarity for Charity’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Relief Grant program. Hilarity for Charity is led ...

Simple tips for maintaining a healthy heart

Americans are more informed than ever about the prevalence of heart disease in the United States. Claiming more than one million lives annually, heart disease, including stroke, heart attack and other types of cardiovascular disease, is the leading killer of women and men in the country, ...

Jersey Shore Hospital receives two excellence ratings

JERSEY SHORE — The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health Recognizes Jersey Shore Hospital for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction and Excellence in Outcomes. The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and iVantage recognize Pennsylvania as having 32 hospitals reach top ...

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT DENTAL HEALTH

February once again brings National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM), an oral health campaign that helps educate children about the importance of maintaining good oral health and developing healthy habits that will carry into adulthood. About 60 percent of children will have had some ...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 photo, diabetes educator Kimberly P. Miller, BSN, RN, CDE, holds a Medtronic Minimed diabetes insulin pump in her office at CHI Memorial, in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Tim Barber/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

Doctors encouraged by new diabetes treatment

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While the number of Tennesseans fighting diabetes continues to grow, doctors are encouraged by new treatment options they say may help prevent, or at least lessen, the impact of the chronic disease. About 9 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes but ...

What is heart failure?

By William Cicio Heart failure, sometimes called congestive heart failure or CHF, is not a single disease. It is a medical condition, having many different causes, which can lead to symptoms such as shortness of breath, leg swelling, and/or fatigue. Heart failure is not a heart attack, ...

MDSave and LH Hospital help patients save money

LOCK HAVEN – MDsave and Lock Haven Hospital are working together to help local residents save money and get more of the medical care they need. Through the MDsave marketplace, patients at Lock Haven Hospital will have access to a wide variety of medical procedures at upfront prices as well as ...

Mardi Gras at Covenant Cafe

LOCK HAVEN —The Covenant Cafe, an early-stage Alzheimer’s activity group, will be meeting Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 1-3 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St. The group will be celebrating Mardi Gras by making Mardi Gras masks with volunteer Sherry Wilson. Participants will also ...

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June at center right, receives her award from the National American Cancer Society.

Cancer caregiver receives National American Cancer Society Award

WILLIAMSPORT —June K. Zimmerman, oncology social worker at UPMC Susquehanna’s Cancer Center, was one of six cancer caregivers in the U.S. recently honored with the American Cancer Society (ACS) Lane W. Adams Quality of Life Award at a ceremony in Atlanta. The Lane W. Adams Award is a ...