Health

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. July 9 (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. July 10 ...

Senior center menus

Bread available daily Monday — Creamy honey mustard chicken, peas and cauliflower, brown rice, fresh orange Tuesday — Cheeseburger with hamburger bun, brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, chocolate chip cookie Wednesday — Breaded pork chop, cheesy penne, rataouille, creamy cole ...

Covenant Cafe invites everyone to its Open House

LOCK HAVEN — The Susquehanna Hay Balers 4-H Club will bring their petting zoo to an open house hosted by Covenant Cafe, an early stage Alzheimer’s activity group, on Tuesday, June 18 from 1-3 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven in celebration of their ...

Fatherhood: Stay healthy and enjoy the journey

By Dr. JOHN PELLEGRINO My daughter Kaitlyn was born on Father’s Day, when I was in the final stages of my internship and had just worked 72 hours straight. I was so tired, I almost slept through her birth. All I wanted to do was sleep, but my wife said her water broke, and I either ...

When is it time for hernia surgery?

Have you ever noticed a small bulge in your abdomen or groin? Even if it isn’t painful, it could be a hernia. Unfortunately, aside from resting and taking ibuprofen for pain, there isn’t much you can do on your own to treat a hernia, but have a general surgeon repair the hernia. What is ...

Jersey Shore pool gets Stop the Bleed donation

PHOTO PROVIDED The Jersey Shore swimming pool will have another safety tool this summer, following Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital’s donation of a bleeding control station. Chelsea Reichard, left, RN, inpatient operations manager at Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital, presented a bleeding ...

UPMC doctors perform life changing surgery to repair spinal defect

PITTSBURGH— A team of specialists at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital and UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh have performed UPMC’s first in-utero surgery to close an open neural tube defect in a baby months before her birth. When Allee Mullen was pregnant, her baby was diagnosed with ...

Mt. Nittany Physician Group welcomes Katie Armold, PA-C

STATE COLLEGE —Mount Nittany Health announced the addition of Katie Armold, PA-C, to Mount Nittany Physician Group General Surgery. “Helping patients at their most vulnerable is a privilege and a responsibility I’m proud to share with our surgical team,” shares Armold. “Witnessing ...

Pediatrician joins Penns Valley group

PENNS VALLEY — Mount Nittany Health has announced that Dr. Craig Collison, pediatrician, will begin seeing pediatric patients at the Mount Nittany Physician Group Family Medicine practice at the Mount Nittany Health - Penns Valley location, 3631 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mills, effective ...

Health Brief

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital to host joint-replacement session JERSEY SHORE— Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital will host a free community joint-replacement session on Tuesday, June 18, from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. in the hospital community room. Dr. Thomas Connolly, M.D., will discuss the ...

Geisinger Jersey Shore donates to Relay for Life

PHOTO PROVIDED Over the past few weeks, Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital employees collected donations for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, totaling more than $1,600. Presenting the donation on behalf of GJSH employees to Ellen Bokeko, center, American Cancer Society community ...

Restarting your hearing aids

From time to time, hearing aids will stop working. If that problem is a serious reason, it will need to be repaired. The discussion about repairs, in andout of warranty, versus the idea of buying new hearing aids is a bigger topic for a different article. I tell my patients when they are ...

More than $2.4 million raised for Geisinger children’s hospital

DANVILLE — Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger wrapped up its annual Celebrating Miracles Telethon last Monday evening raising $2,432,825 for Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital pediatric services. The total was announced at the close of the annual broadcast 8 p.m. Monday. The ...

Local attorney to speak to support group

LOCK HAVEN —Margaret Stockdale, an attorney with Marshall, Parker and Weber, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Alzheimer’s and Caregiver’s Support Group at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 in Conference Room B of Susque-View. The topic will be “How to Shop for the Right ...

Limit screen time to get kids moving this summer

Parents often complain about how childhood looks so different today, compared to when they were children. Today, kids have technology at their fingertips 24 hours a day-TV, smartphones, YouTube, and video games. Research backs these complaints. A 2018 study from Common Sense Media, showed ...

Do I have Parkinson’s Disease or an essential tremor?

While you may be familiar with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor is much less known, yet much more common — eight times more common, in fact. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disease of the nervous system noticeable by resting tremor, balance issues, muscular rigidity, and slow ...

Tracking microbes people carry may predict future health

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON - We share our bodies with trillions of microbes that are critical to staying healthy, but now scientists are getting a much-needed close look at how those bugs can get out of whack and spur disease. One lesson: A single test to see what ...

Girl believed to be tiniest newborn weighed as much as apple

By JULIE WATSON and JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press SAN DIEGO - When she was born, the baby girl weighed about the same as an apple. A San Diego hospital on Wednesday revealed the birth of the girl and said she is believed to be the world's tiniest surviving micro-preemie, who weighed ...

Who gets to give dietary advice? Health coach fights law

By CANDICE CHOI AP Food & Health Writer NEW YORK - In California, Heather Del Castillo offered tips on natural eating as a health coach. But in Florida, the title didn't qualify her to give nutrition advice. After getting a complaint that she was working without a license, Florida ...