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Daniel Glunk, MD, vice president and chief quality officer of UPMC Susquehanna, presents Amanda Raymond, RN, with the “Above Clinical Excellence (ACE)” Educator Award. At right is Raymond’s manager, Lesha Trostle, BSN, RN-BC.

UPMC Susquehanna celebrates Nurses Week

WILLIAMSPORT — “As nurses, it is our life’s work to help heal. We offer care and compassion to those in need and change lives every day,” said Jan Fisher, executive vice president and chief operating officer, as she addressed the crowd during UPMC Susquehanna’s 23rd annual Nurses ...

Mt. Nittany Health honors teen volunteers

STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health hosted its annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon recently, honoring the 621 individuals who provide more than 60,000 hours of service, in a number of patient-related and ancillary capacities, across the system each year. “Families come to us in times ...

Staying mobile later in life

Knee pain keeps many Americans from doing the activities they love and almost half of all adults develop knee osteoarthritis, or the degeneration of joints and bone in at least one knee, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With so many people experiencing knee pain ...

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Susque-View celebrates Occupational Therapy month

PHOTO PROVIDED Susque-View Home recently celebrated National OT Month with its rehabilitation team. Occupational therapy develops their treatment plan based on the results of their performed assessments of individuals who are recovering from an acute illness, injury, surgical intervention, ...

The dangers of sharing prescription medications

By LEXIE LINDNER Using someone else’s prescription medicine is a lot like playing a game of chance – you might get away unscathed, and then again you might not. Just because we see prescription medicines advertised on TV doesn’t mean they are safe for everyone. There are good reasons ...

As I age through this world

Living longer doesn’t guarantee you are aging well or healthfully. How do you ensure that if you reach the current life expectancy age of 79 in the United States, you can also enjoy a high quality of life? Researchers have identified five places around the globe, known as “Blue ...

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Preschoolers guests at Covenant Cafe LOCK HAVEN — Children from the Acorn School at the Presbyterian Church will be the special guests at The Covenant Cafe, an early stage Alzheimer’s activity group, on Tuesday, May 16 from 1-3 p.m. at the Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main. ...

Geisinger Health System launches Nursing Institute

DANVILLE — As part of its commitment to outstanding patient care, overall nursing excellence and innovation in nursing practice, Geisinger Health System has created the Geisinger Nursing Institute. The new Nursing Institute will build on the health system’s foundation of excellence and ...

Using hearing aids…batteries or rechargeable?

I am often asked about rechargeable hearing aid technology. They are available, but I choose not to offer them in my practice. Here is a little background about rechargeable hearing aids from www.hearingreview.com “Rechargeable hearing aids have been around for more than 30 years, but an ...

Five ways to prevent stroke

LOCK HAVEN — According to the National Stroke Association, nearly 80 percent of strokes are preventable. Most strokes occur when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. Some stroke risk factors cannot be controlled, such as having a family history of stroke or heart disease or being older ...

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Cancer Support Group meets Thursday LOCK HAVEN — The Cancer Support Group will meet on Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in Conference Room B of Susque-View. “The Value of Support Groups” and “New Possibilities After Cancer” will be the topics. Support Groups are often recommended for ...

Renovo Elementary students created a Wall of Hope.

Local schools join Flowers of Hope Cancer Fight

LOCK HAVEN — From elementary school children to undergraduates at LHU, students and their schools played a big part in making Daffodil Days 2017 a success in Clinton County earlier this month. In addition to helping with flower sales they showed their creativity by creating Walls of Hope ...

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Covenant Cafe to celebrate Cinco De Mayo LOCK HAVEN — The Covenant Cafe, an early stage Alzheimer’s activity group, will meet on Tuesday, May 2 from 1-3 p.m. at the Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven. The group will be celebrating Cinco De Mayo with a party ...

The group that made the trip to the Pennsylvania Public Health Association annual conference are, in top photo and in front from left, Auslu Sua, Rebekah Hershey and Connery McFadden; middle row, Mary McMahon, Laura Crawford and Ryan Stratton, and in back from left, Danielle Boyles, Jessica King, John Reilly, Anthony Eck.

LHU Health Science students shine at PA Public Health Conference

LOCK HAVEN — A group of Lock Haven University students, faculty, and community leaders recently attended the Pennsylvania Public Health Association (PPHA) annual conference. The group, led by Health Science Professor Dr. Beth McMahon, presented research and engaged with industry leaders ...

New advances in stroke care: What you need to know

Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke. A stroke, or “brain attack,” is the third leading cause of death, and the number one cause of disability in the country. Treatments for stroke have advanced dramatically in the last ten years, but their effectiveness relies ...

BUG BITES! How to protect yourself

As the weather starts to warm and people begin enjoying outdoor activities with trips to the swimming pool, summer barbecues and camping. For myself, and many others, this includes many hours on a stream fly fishing, where bugs are a vital component to our success. No matter the outdoor ...

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UPMC Susquehanna hosts Living With Parkinson’s WILLIAMSPORT — UPMC Susquehanna is hosting a free informative event, “Living With Parkinson’s,” Tuesday, May 2, at 5:30 pm in the Walnut Conference Room, Williamsport Regional Medical Center, 700 High St., Williamsport. In the ...

What to expect as allergy season begins

The start of spring brings warmer weather, blooming plants and – unfortunately for more than 50 million people in the United States who suffer from nasal allergies – it also signifies the start of allergy season. Allergies are the fifth-leading cause of chronic disease in the U.S. and cost ...

What did you say?

I can hear them talking, but I can’t understand what they are saying. Through the years I have heard a reoccurring theme as hearing impaired patients try to describe their own hearing problems. The title of this article is the one I hear the most, “I can hear them talking, but I can’t ...

Mental health advocate to remind campus audience: ‘Life Is a Gift’

WILLIAMSPORT — A suicide-prevention specialist, who jumped 220 feet into frigid San Francisco Bay from the Golden Gate Bridge more than 16 years ago, will share the compelling story of his unlikely survival in a rescheduled Pennsylvania College of Technology visit on Tuesday, April ...